'' For some time my friends and my children have been warning me to slow down. I'm willing to slow down but I just don't know how.''
Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884. She was very shy as a child. Her uncle was Theodore Roosevelt later to become president of the United States of America. Although she was very shy, later in life she became First Lady. First Lady means she was the president's wife. She was the first to allow press and reporters into the White House for interviews. In 1905, she married her distant cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When Franklin, her husband, won the campaign for President, she admitted she didn't want him to win, because she never wanted to live in the White House or be a president's wife. She also thought she would never make a good first lady. Well, Eleanor was wrong about that. She was wrong because Americans said she was the best first lady ever. At that time, there had never been a first lady to have public life and career. Eleanor Roosevelt achieved that goal, too! She was the first president's wife to have a public life and career. Eleanor Roosevelt accomplished many more goals and achievements during the remaining years of her life. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt died on November 7, 1962. She is remembered for her courageous acts and her winning attitude.
Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt
National Women's Hall of Fame: Eleanor Roosevelt
Profile of Eleanor Roosevelt (History Channel)
**Listen to Eleanor Roosevelt Speak about Her Greatest Achievement
**Hear Eleanor Roosevelt's Speech at University of Manitoba
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