Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt

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A wise woman once wrote, “With the new day come new strengths and new thoughts.” These are some of the wise words from Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor lived a rough live, but she believed that things could become better at any moment. She was a kind, helpful, good woman that had a good life through it all. Eleanor Roosevelt was a hero to American History. Inspiring people to follow their dreams, work to be the best of their ability, and also to start a new day with no regrets or worries. She helped many people around her within her lifetime and definitively set a good example for others.
Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884, in New York City. She was raised by both of her parents until her father, Elliott Roosevelt, entered a sanitarium due to him being an alcoholic. After her father entered the sanitarium, it was just her mother and two younger brothers. When Eleanor was at the age of eight years old, her mother passed away. She and her two younger brothers went to live with their grandmother after both of their parents were no longer around. Not long after the children went to live with their grandmother, the older of her two younger brothers passed away. At this time, Eleanor was not even at the age of ten years old yet, and then also soon found out that her father had passed away as well. She began school at Mademoiselle Souvestre’s, and then finished her schooling at South Fields, England, where she began at the age of fifteen years old. She got married to her tall, handsome cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in March of 1905. She had six children, one of whom died as an infant, by the year of 1916. Eleanor Roosevelt lived a very nice life, but sadly she died on November 7, 1962, in New York City.

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...ay in New York City in the year of 1962, on November the sixth, due to tuberculosis. She lived a good life and inspired many. Eleanor Roosevelt was a hero because not only did she save many soldier’s lives and her husbands, but she led her husband to become the President of the United States after healing him from being paralyzed. She inspired millions with her writings and her actions in the public life. Eleanor Roosevelt was a hero in my eyes because she taught people to follow their dreams even in the bad times.

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