Eleanor Roosevelt –Study Guide



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Eleanor Roosevelt –Study Guide

  1. When Eleanor Roosevelt was young, she was shy and awkward.

Where did she learn to be a leader?

Who encouraged her as a leader?


What did she do on school breaks that taught her to be more confident?



  1. What did her grandmother want her to do when after she finished school? (Explain in detail) Why did she do what her grandmother asked?

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  1. How did Eleanor help immigrants?

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4) Who was Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous husband? _________________________________________________
5) Eleanor worked for women’s rights. What was an issue that was important to women in 1920?
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6) Eleanor forced herself to overcome shyness in order to help husband.

What are some things she did to help Franklin Roosevelt?

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7) In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt became President of the United States, so this made Eleanor the First Lady. Compare/Contrast Eleanor to other First Ladies before…

Most First Ladies Both Eleanor Roosevelt

8) Why was Eleanor often referred to as the President’s “eyes and ears”?

(Describe what she did in detail.)

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9) Why were people surprised when Eleanor Roosevelt met with reporters at the White

House?


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Who did she invite into the White House (specifically)?_________________________________________

10) What happened with Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson? Why was this important in expanding the right and freedoms of Americans?



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11) Why did people call her “Eleanor Everywhere”?
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12) Describe Eleanor’s contribution to the United Nations. What is the Declaration of Human Rights?
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13) Why is Eleanor Roosevelt often referred to as the “First Lady of the World”?
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