WHO- Eleanor Roosevelt was the First lady between 1884-1962. She was the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt who was the U.S. president from 1933 to 1945, and the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). She was a leader in her own right and was involved in many humanitarian causes throughout her life.
WHAT- In the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt worked for political, racial and social justice. Eleanor gave press conferences and wrote newspaper columns. After President Roosevelt’s death, Eleanor was a delegate to the United Nations and continued to serve as an advocate for a wide range of human rights issues. She remained active in Democratic causes and was a prolific writer for the rest of her life.
WHEN- Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884, and died on November 7, 1962. By the 1920s, she was involved in Democratic Party politics and numerous social reform organizations.
WHERE- Eleanor Roosevelt was born and had died in New York City, New York. Herself and her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt entered the White House in the middle of the Great Depression. As first lady, Eleanor traveled across the United States, always being right beside her husband, and reporting back to him after she visited government institutions and programs and numerous other facilities.
HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE - Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of the first lady through her participation in American politics. She was one of the most active first ladies in history. She really focused on human rights and women's issues. Eleanor Roosevelt dedicated much of her life to fighting for political and social change.