Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884 by wealthy New York socialites. She was the daughter of the beautiful, Anna Hall and handsome Elliot Roosevelt. Ever since she was little, she was labeled as an “ugly duckling” compared to her parent's beauty. She always wanted affection and praise from her mom. Her mom once said “You have no looks, so see to it that you have manners.” But, she was a swan that had an excellent awareness to the disadvantaged people in the world. She was very close to her dad, he didn't find any faults with her looks. Her parents both died before she was ten. Her mother died from dipterous and her dad was an alcoholic and died from a seizure. Her grandmother adopted and took her in. She had a good education but started school late. It wasn't formal and she had private tutors until she turned fifth teen. She was sent to England in Allentown Academy to get rid of her shyness. There, she met her greatest influence her headmistress, Marie Souvenir. “Sou'wester also served as a model to Eleanor of a fiercely intelligent, independent woman sensitive to social causes, introducing Eleanor to various charitable causes and socialist endeavors.” Eleanor Roosevelt. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. She learned many things such as French, German, Italian, and English Literature and more. Even though, she loved her school she had to return to New York to debut in society in fall. One thing she does regret is not having a college education. She uses her education in her human rights speeches to help and motivate underprivileged people. A first memorable event with her husband was during her Aunt Corrine's Christmas Party in 1898. During the party, Franklin Roosevelt her fifth cousin, once removed, talked to her and ask for a dance. But shortly after that, Eleanor had to go to England and they grew apart. Even so, years later they rekindled their friendship in the summer of 1902. After going back to New York for her society debut, they had become closer than ever. On November 22, 1903 Franklin propose to her while they were taking a walk and said “She helps out bring out the best for him.” Eleanor said yes, but they had to keep their engagement a secret until one year to test their love and commitment. The finally got married on March 17, 1905. She was a great mother to six children and an active First Lady during Roosevelt's presidency. However, Franklin's affair with Lucy Mercer damaged their personal relationship. Eleanor offered divorce but Franklin refused and decided to end his affair with Lucy Mercer. Eleanor was always supporting and helping her husband with his political duties. In Albany, Franklin served in the State Senate from 1910 through 1913. This was the starting moment of Eleanor long lifework in politics and helping her husband. She gained knowledge about politics and was by her husband when he had gotten poliomyelitis in 1921. She was active in the woman's division of the State Democratic Committee to maintain his passion for politics. “From his successful campaign for governor in 1928 to the day of his death, she dedicated her life to his purposes. She became eyes and ears for him, a trusted and tireless reporter.” Allida, Black. “Anna Eleanor Roosevelt” Whitehouse.gov, 2009. Web April 11, 2013. After, Franklin Roosevelt was delegated to be president in 1932, she felt troubled living in the White House. But, she soon adapted being the First Lady. She accomplished many things independently such as opening the White House door to reporters, holding press conferences, making official trips by traveling alone in planes, and was the first president's wife to earn her own money by writing, lecturing, and broadcasting. Unlike other women of her time, she was independent and was the first wife of a president to have a public life and career. She had her own newspaper column called My Day. She was the first to drive her own car without any chauffeur or police escort. In
Franklin and Theodore followed very similar steps, with few differences, on each man’s way to the presidency. They both came from the Roosevelt family and their lives were very connected. Franklin and Theodore were fifth cousins and Franklin’s wife Eleanor was Theodore’s niece. Theodore attended Harvard and later Colombia Law School but dropped out early from law school when he ran for the New York State Assembly; Franklin Roosevelt attended the same schools and also dropped out early from Colombia…
country together at the worst of times. But most importantly, Roosevelt changed the role of government involvement in the economy, and through his pragmatist theories, showed the American people that the government could impose a change.
Franklin Roosevelt’s presidential term lasted from 1932 to mid-1945. He was the only president in history to be elected for four consecutive terms. Roosevelt was an idealistic and spirited, liberal president wanting America to remain a place where freedom and democracy…
New York State, the Roosevelt’s distinguished themselves in areas other than politics. One ancestor, Isaac Roosevelt, had served with the New York militia during the American Revolution and another attended events of the New York society Sons of the American Revolution, and joined the organization while he was president. While his paternal family had become prosperous early on in New York real estate and trade, much of his immediate family's wealth had been built by Roosevelt’s maternal grandfather…
among his fellow American citizens, but the rest of the world.
Franklin Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. Franklin's father, James Roosevelt, married Sara Delano (Franklin's mother) in 1880 several years after his first wife had died. Sara had been only 26 at the time of the marriage while James had been 52. They had a happy marriage until James died in 1900. Franklin was then treated as the only child his parents sheltered and spoiled him. Franklin Roosevelt was home…
Theodore Roosevelt's Early Life
Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City. He was known as “Teedie” in his early years and after renamed “Teddy”. Teddy Roosevelt was born as a week, frail and very sick boy. As he became a teenager he began a program of gymnastics and weightlifting so that he could build up strength and prove otherwise his condition. When he was graduating from Harvard College in 1880, Teddy married a fair…
position. A democratic leader in turns delegates authority encourages participation and trusts his subordinates for the completion of tasks.
Michelle Obama has been the insatiable supporter of Barack Obama behind the scenes. She juggles between being the wife of U.S. president Barack Obama, mother of two, the 44th first lady of the states, lawyer, community activist and social rights advocate. Michelle sees part of her leadership role as being a good example to others across the country and that is how…
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• Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 into a wealthy family in New York City.
• Graduated Harvard College in 1880
Wife is Alice Hathaway Lee.
• In 1882-84, he was elected to the New York State Assembly, and then spent two years on a ranch he owned in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory, after his wife and mother passed away.
• In the early 1880’s politician Theodore Roosevelt contain various methods on expanding America, he had tried ranching in the Dakotas…
women were to be members on the Progressive National Committee "Indeed, the most famous settlement house leader and social worker in American history, the beloved Jane Adams of Hull House in Chicago, was at the convention, and seconded Theodore Roosevelt's nomination for President. This was said to be the first time that a woman had addressed the national convention of a major party." (Theodore Roosevelt Association) It is also said that Helen J. Scott was a progressive elector in the state of Washington…
law career, but was more interested in politics. In 1910 Roosevelt was elected to the New York Senate as a Democrat. This was surprising because New York was a Republican-controlled state. This caught the attention of Louis Howe, who later became Roosevelt’s devoted political adviser. Three years later, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Roosevelt Assistant Secretary to the Navy, a position he would hold until 1920.
Roosevelt married his fifth cousin, Eleanor Roosevelt, in 1905, and they had six children…
The Life of Albert Einstein
ETE 100 03
August 29, 2005
Birth and Childhood
Albert was born on March
14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany.
Parents Hermann and
Pauline were non
observant Jews whose
family business consisted of
the manufacturing of
The house where
Einstein was born.
received good grades
but found his schooling
restricting as it depended on
obedience. His real studies
were done at home while
reading science and…