Eleanor Was Born in Manhattan, New York City to Anna Hall and Elliot Bulloch Roosevelt
Had 6 children
1906 - 1916
Eleanor had a total of 6 children between the years 1906-1916. One of them died in infancy
World War I
28th July 1914 - 11/11/1918
Eleanor helped the war effort for her country in 1917, when America properly entered the conflict because before they were basically neutral
Eleanor helped in WWI
Approx. 28th July 1917 - 11/11/1918
Eleanor was active with the American red cross and volunteered for Navy hospitals. All this work made her feel happy again and she started feeling a bit more self-worth while working for these services. She wrote later in life, “I loved it…. I simply ate it up,”.
Franklin contracted polio
In 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor's husband, contracted polio which caused himself to be unable to move from the waist down. Eleanor had to sometimes replace him on trips
Franklin was the 32nd U.S president
04/03/1933 - 12/04/1945
In 1933, Franklin finally won the presidency, making him the 32nd U.S president and Eleanor the first lady.
World War II
01/09/1939 - 02/09/1945
World War II that lasted just over 6 years. America only entered properly on November 7th 1941.
Franklin, Eleanor's husband died due to a hemorrhagic stroke. He was succeeded by Harry S. Truman
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Eleanor was part of the writing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that was finally adopted in 1948
ELeanor passed away in her Manhattan house due to aplastic anemia after being hit by a car in New York City. She was given steroids, which activated tuberculosis in her bone marrow, she died of resulting cardiac failure at her Manhattan home at the age of 78.