As the wife of a popular United States president, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City, October 11, 1884, and died November 7, 1962. She was an active worker for social causes. She was the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, and was raised by her maternal grandmother after the premature death of her parents. In 1905 she married her cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt. They had six children, but one of them died in infancy. Although she was extremely shy, Eleanor worked hard and became a well known and admired humanitarian. (Webster III, 100).
When you hear the name Aretha Franklin what do you think? The woman of soul music, I hope! Not only did Aretha have a successful career, but she was able to maintain her personal life and accomplish what she wanted to. We are going to look at Aretha Franklin starting with her beginning and early career, the success from her career as one of the Queen’s of soul and her personal accomplishments. Let's take a look at Aretha Franklin’s beginning and early career.
Some know her as the First Lady of the United States and wife to Franklin D. Roosevelt; while others know her as a feminist who empowered others to stand up for what they believe. Despite controversies of what others perceived of Eleanor Roosevelt, she was truly a woman who understood her power and used it to reach and support others and to have a voice for those who lacked it. Although she had to overcome many difficulties and tribulations, historians state that; “it is difficult to overstate the impact of Eleanor Roosevelt of the history of the twenty-century women not only in America, but also the world and rank her the most significant First Lady and most influential American”
Imagine if normal people today flew around wearing capes and all had an S on their chest. You might think of them as the superheroes you see in comic books or television shows. But there is more to a hero than their appearance. A Hero. One word, thousands of meanings. What is a hero to you? A hero is someone who is brave, takes initiative for others and stands up for what they believe in. There is one hero who lived during the 1900s, Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a strong, independent woman who worked for equality and human rights. Not only did Eleanor Roosevelt make a huge impact on America, she made a huge impact on the world. Because of Eleanor Roosevelt’s diligent personality and persistency, she transformed the role of the First Lady for people today, changed women’s rights, and improved worldwide injustices, which makes her the greatest hero we have read about.
Before Eleanor Roosevelt, the role of the first lady was not a political role; it was merely just a formal title of the president’s wife. Eleanor Roosevelt paved the way for all presidents’ wives to come by being active in politics during and after her husband’s presidency. Of course, she did not have instant success; she had many trials which helped her become an important and influential role model. Eleanor Roosevelt’s dedication to her husband, her activeness in politics, and her volunteer work enabled her to change the role of the First Lady.
Eleanor Roosevelt set a precedent for first ladies by purposefully establishing herself as a political figure.
An influential first lady, civil rights activist, feminist and writer, Eleanor Roosevelt was born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on October 11, 1884 in New York City and died November 7, 1962. Eleanor was born to Anna Hall and Elliot Roosevelt, who is the little brother of future President, Theodore Roosevelt. Eleanor was raised by her grandmother, Mary Livingston Ludlow, after the premature death of her parents. Eleanor then moved to England where she attended a private school, there she had a feminist teacher, Marie Souvestre who taught and encouraged the learning in independent thinking in young women. At age 17, Eleanor returned back home in 1902 where she was presented in a debutante ball (her “coming-out” party that established when a women
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), one of the most admired women in American history, acted as first lady from 1933 until 1945, longer than any other presidential spouse, and put that position on the nation’s political map. Yet, ironically, Eleanor did not want the job because she thought it would hamper her own self-development as an independent person. Through her own path-breaking efforts she transformed her role from official hostess to important spokesperson for her husband’s administration. In the process she became a role model for millions of Americans who applauded her activism on behalf of social causes.
“Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one 's world” (Roosevelt, p 119, 1960). Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City October 11th, 1884 (Burns, 2012). Having grown up in a family considered to be in the top of society, Eleanor could have focused her life on parties and social gatherings. However, Eleanor came to the realization that she preferred social work rather than to attend parties with the rich (Burns, 2012). Eleanor is a perfect example of an effective leader in three ways, she was a lifelong learner, she used her position in life to better the society as a whole and she faced her many fears and flaws with life lessons she used later on.
Eleanor and Franklin entered the public life when Franklin Roosevelt began to campaign for New York senate (Toor, 1989). Franklin planned to follow in Teddy's footsteps up to the presidency (Toor, 1989). In 1910 Franklin Delano Roosevelt won a seat in New York State legislature. Because of Franklin's success Eleanor was known as the first lady of new york.. Eleanor also began to take an interest in
Before Eleanor Roosevelt, the role of the first lady was not a political role; it was merely just a formal title of the president's wife. Eleanor Roosevelt paved the way for all presidents' wives to come by being active in politics during and after her husband's presidency. Of course, she did not have instant success; she had many trials which helped her become an important and influential role model. Eleanor Roosevelt's dedication to her husband, her activeness in politics, and her volunteer work enabled her to change the role of the First Lady.
Rock and roll was born in the 1950's and has influenced our pop culture and music for the last six decades ever since its creation from blues, rhythm and blues, country, and gospel music. It has since then created a large variety of genres of rock such as folk rock, country rock, southern rock, corporate rock, art rock, heavy metal, glam rock and many more (Larson). Many of the genres created by Rock and Roll are still listened to this day and has also influenced other types of music and artists. The large amount of variety of music that is present today is due to the fragmentation of rock and roll and what the audience wanted to hear. This lead to the creation of a large variety of genres of rock to please every rock listener in the world.
They wanted the party to endorse such items as the League of Nations, enforcement of Prohibition, equal pay for women workers, and safe working conditions.” (Harris, 2007) This was the first time women had been included in the national convention and they were marginalized and basically ignored by the men. This did not deter Eleanor, she would continue to work for women’s equal rights. She would never be silenced and continued to share her concerns with Franklin throughout his presidency. She encouraged Franklin to include women in his White House appointments and was successful in this endeavor. “At times she got on his nerves, but Franklin would consider her opinions, sometimes taking her suggestions, sometimes ignoring them.” (Harris, 2007)
John Hope Franklin was an iconic figure not only in the African American community but also in American society. Born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma in an all-black community, Franklin encountered an array of ruthless racism frequently. These encounters set up the platform for him to become “one of the world’s most distinguished and influential historians” of the 20th century (Arsenault & Franklin). Franklin was also an “educator noted for his scholarly reappraisal of the American Civil War era and the importance of the black struggle in shaping modern American identity. He also helped fashion the legal brief that led to the historic Supreme Court decision outlawing public school segregation, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) and was instrumental in the development of African-American Studies programs at colleges and universities” (“John Hope Franklin”).
Eleanor Roosevelt spoke on from the United States side of human rights and the side of the United Nations against the USSR about human rights. Her point on human rights outlined what America was about and the structure America put into place to maintain a free nations for all of man. Of course, the USSR was not about the ways of the American way and thought of a government communistic structure to ensure their way of freedom to man. Eleanor called out the USSR's structure of government and compared it to the United Nations way of governing their countries. In my opinion, she attacked the USSR by calling them out and pointing out the flaws of their definition of “freedom for man”.