Eleanor Roosevelt had a hard childhood that prepared her for the life ahead of
her. Having to go through the hardships of death, new places and family, she knew what
it was like to experience difficulty, but that didn't stop her from becoming a powerful
woman and a great role model. Serving as a First Lady, she knew she would face
difficulty, but managed to come away with words of wisdom. In this biography, I am
going to tell you about Eleanor Roosevelt's life, from when she was a kid, going to
school in London, to when she was an adult, being a First Lady in the White House and
As a child, Eleanor suffered many family deaths. Her mother was the first to die
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While he was serving in the senate, she became more aware of
politics. This made it easier for her to adjust to life in the White House.While he was
serving as Vice President, Franklin came down with polio. During this time, Eleanor
acted as Franklin's 'eyes and ears', helping him stay in the news so he wasn't forgotten.
This helped him stay in the eye of the public and was most likely how he was able to
come back and be voted in as President.
From the time of Franklin's presidency to the time they left the White House,
Eleanor had four children, but only three survived after one was killed by the flu. Even
after Franklin was no longer President, Eleanor was still a favorite of the public and
continued to share her inspiration to all who listened. They lived a happy life together
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until Franklin's health started to deteriorate again. On April 12, 1945, while at Warm
Springs, Georgia, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage (Franklin, par. 11). A little less than
twenty years later, Eleanor passed away at the age of 78.
As you can see, Eleanor Roosevelt had a hard childhood that prepared her for
the life ahead of her. Having to go through...