Eleanor Roosevelt Descriptive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Eleanor Roosevelt
A paper on the influence of Eleanor Roosevelt as an activist and as the President's wife.
# 117360 | 1,484 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2009 in Women Studies (Historical Figures)

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This paper presents an overview of the life of former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. The paper first outlines the early years of Eleanor Roosevelt and her subsequent marriage and mothering of five children. The paper then discusses her position as the President's wife and her later interest in politics even as a widow. Next, the paper discusses Eleanor Roosevelt's personal style in politics and how she championed for the causes of people who could not speak with a voice of their own, including equal rights and women's rights. According to the paper, Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the rare women who would change the world with her compassion, intelligence and conviction, despite the odds.

The Early Years
The Marriage
The President's Wife
Standing Alone
Style and Grace
One Woman Changing the World
The First Lady's Lasting Influence

From the Paper:

"Rarely throughout the course of history have many women made as much of a stand or an impact on society as Eleanor Roosevelt. When thinking of influential ladies, one easily recalls Susan B. Anthony and her suffrage fight or Rosa Parks and her battle for racial equality or even Maya Angelou as a Black female writer, in a more modern context. Each of these ladies had a different effect on the outcome of a nation, but Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the rare women who would change the world with her compassion, intelligence, and conviction, despite the odds."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • (2005, August). Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, Retrieved April 5, 2007, from http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/ar32.html
  • Cook, B. W. (1992). Eleanor Roosevelt volume 1: 1884-1933. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
  • Cook, B. W. (1999). Eleanor Roosevelt volume 2: The defining years: 1933-38. New York, NY: Viking Penguin Books.
  • Gerber, R. (2002). Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt way: Timeless strategies from the first lady of courage (reprint edition). New York, NY: Penguin.
  • Goodwin, D. K. (1998, April 13). Eleanor Roosevelt. Time Magazine (Time 100), Retrieved April 5, 2007, from http://www.time.com/time/time100/leaders/profile/eleanor.html

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