THE STORY OF Eleanor Roosevelt
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Eleanor roosevelt was born in 1884. during her early life, Eleanor followed the wills and demands of those around her. But She grew from this to become a strong diplomat, politician and activist for human rights around the world
in 1903 she married her fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The couple had six children, one of whom died in infancy.
in 1933, her husband became the 32nd president of the united states and Eleanor became the first lady of the united states of america.
Under the watchful and at times oppressive control of her mothering law, Eleanor wouldn't find herself until after the war.
In 1914, World war 1 Broke out. and existence of human rights was challenged
she did not know much about politics and government workings but she joined associations like the League of woman voters, Women's Trade Union League, and Women’s Division of the Democratic State Committee, supporting the effort or women suffrage
in 1920 the 19th amendment was ratified and woman were granted suffrage. Suffrage is the right to vote.
From here, Eleanor became much more politically involved. Roosevelt advocated on behalf of European refugees. She promoted issues that were important to American troops, encouraged volunteerism and championed women employed. She also held the first ever female only press conferences in the white house. She supported anti-lynching campaigns and fought for fair housing for minorities. These issues and others provided the content for her my day news articles which were published nationally, reach millions of Americans.
in 1945 President Harry Truman chose her to head the United Nations Human Rights Commission Three years later in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted.
This document shows us the rights we as human beings all have. No matter our differences
So what does human rights mean to you?
FDR - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelts husband and the 32nd president of the United States.
Activist - A person who promotes change
Diplomat - An appointed person who represents and protects the interests of a group of people.
Politician - a person who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making
Suffrage - The right for woman to vote
Human rights - The rights you have simply because you are human
United Nations - An organization formed to define human rights and take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century