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Eleanor Roosevelt by GK

  1. 1. By: Gillian Keith
  2. 2. Young Eleanor Some nick-names Eleanor’s father called her were ‘A miracle from Heaven’, ‘My darling little Nell’, and ‘Little golden hair’. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on Oct. 11 th , 1884. Eleanor’s family was very rich, and Eleanor even owned a pony, fancy clothes, and many other items. Eleanor’s mother thought she wasn’t as beautiful as herself, and called her ‘Granny’. Eleanor disliked that name. Unlike her mother, Eleanor’s father loved her very much, and Eleanor loved him so, so much. When Eleanor was eight, her mother died of a terrible sickness. Her brother, Elliott, also got it and died. When Eleanor was nine, her father died. That made Eleanor extremely sad. She then lived with her Grandmother Hall, who was loving but strict.
  3. 3. <ul><li>In 1899, Eleanor went to school near London, England, at Allenswood, which was a school for girls. There, she learned language, math, music, dance, English history, literature, and needlework. </li></ul><ul><li>At Allenswood, the rules were strict. No other language except French was to be spoken. Each girl had to participate in sports two hours a day. Eleanor was no good at these games, but chose field hockey. Soon enough, Eleanor made the team. </li></ul>Education
  4. 4. Adult life Busier than ever (Part 1) Eleanor Roosevelt was married to Franklin Delano Roosevelt on March 17 th , 1905, on St. Patrick's Day when she was 20 years old. In 1906, she gave birth to Anna Eleanor. Then, in 1907, she gave birth to James, and in 1910, Elliott. Then she had two more kids. In 1913, Franklin was asked to work for the President, Woodrow Wilson. Later, Eleanor joined the league of women voters. Then, Franklin was elected president in 1932. Eleanor had become a First Lady! On March sixth, Eleanor held a press conference, and it was the first time a First lady had done that. Eleanor invited only female reporters.
  5. 5. Adult life Busier than ever (Part 2) Eleanor helped out during World War 1, visiting the injured soldiers, serving at a soldiers camp, and working for the Navy Red Cross. Eleanor was shocked when World War 2 approached, but again she was determined to help out. During the Great Depression, Eleanor got concerned about education for children, and people with no jobs. Eleanor encouraged Franklin to address this problem. For a while, Eleanor wrote a column in newspapers or magazines called ‘My Day’. Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945.
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Eleanor Roosevelt stood up for Marian Anderson when a club Eleanor belonged to didn’t let her sing at the Constitution Hall because she was black. Eleanor then asked her to sing at Lincoln Memorial instead. Eleanor then quit the club. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1927, Eleanor and two friends bought Todhunter School, which is a private school for girls. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eleanor even had her own radio show, and she wrote a book called It’s Up To Women. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When Eleanor was traveling once, she saw how Virginians were suffering from the great depression. She helped them out, and started a new town called Arthurdale. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eleanor also helped out a school for boys who had either been abandoned, abused, or in trouble with the law. It was about to close down, but Eleanor came to the rescue! </li></ul></ul>Accomplishments
  7. 7. <ul><li>Eleanor helped the poor, soldiers, women, children, civil rights, and helped make peace. </li></ul>Impact on the world <ul><li>Eleanor Roosevelt sadly died on November 7 th , 1962, of aplastic anemia. She lived up to be 78. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you, Eleanor ! </li></ul>Cause of Death
  8. 8. Some quotes &quot;Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present'.&quot; — Eleanor Roosevelt &quot;Women are like teabags; you never know how strong they are until they're put in hot water.&quot; — Eleanor Roosevelt