Eleanor Roosevelt served as the First Lady the United States (1933 to 1945) and a United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly (1945 to 1952). Although Eleanor Roosevelt never ran for public office, she was a living embodiment of a citizen as an active participant in American democracy.
Question 1: Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
▪ Franklin Roosevelt
Question 2: What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
▪ join a political party
▪ help with a campaign
▪ join a civic group
▪ join a community group
▪ give an elected official your opinion on an issue
▪ call Senators and Representatives
▪ publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
▪ run for office
▪ write to a newspaper
Listen to Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations (2010)
Happy Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt!