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Eleanor Roosevelt 1884–1962
Worked for the Rights of All People

Eleanor Roosevelt was a smart and caring woman. She was married to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She believed that all people should have the same rights. Roosevelt gave speeches and wrote articles about the rights of people. She helped Americans have safer workplaces and better pay.

Roosevelt never stopped working for the rights of others. She won awards for the efforts she made. Many people think of Eleanor Roosevelt as a hero.

Comprehension Check

What did Eleanor Roosevelt believe in?

Critical Thinking

Why do many people think that Eleanor Roosevelt was a hero?