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Eleanor Roosevelt
By: Matt D.
New Jersey, Grade 3



The woman I picked for my report is Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. She was born in New York City on October 11, 1884. Her parents' names were Anna Hall and Elliot Roosevelt. Her uncle was Theodore Roosevelt. She married Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When she got married in 1905, her uncle President Theodore Roosevelt walked her up the aisle. She had 6 children, but one of them died. Her foour sons served in World War II. She died in New York City in 1962. She was buried next to her husband at their home in Hyde Park, N.Y..

Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady from 1933 to 1945. She was different from any other First Lady before her. She was very active. She made appearances by herself and she held her own press conferences. Because she was so active, she was controversial. During the Depression, she made Americans feel that someone cared and would try to help. She worked for human rights and women's rights, to help poor people and to help black people. She also visited the troops during World War II. She helped wounded soldiers. When Eleanor visited the troops, she took some of their parents names and addresses so she could let them know how their children were doing. She also wrote a newspaper column called ''My Day''. During the war, she hoped that her column would link together the soldiers and their families. The money she made from her column, she donated to the Red Cross.

After her husband died, she told a reporter '' the story is over.'' But her story wasn't over. President Harry Truman appointed her to be a delegate to the United Nations. She helped to make the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She thought that this was her greatest accomplishment. Another interesting fact about Eleanor was, that in 1939, she quit the Daughters of the American Revolution when they would not let black people sing in their concert.

The reason I picked Eleanor Roosevelt was that she is interesting and I love to read about World War II. I also picked her because we are doing ''Annie Jr.'' as the school play. It is set during the time that Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady. I thought it would be cool to have a special person for my project who was from the time of the play.




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