Eleanor Roosevelt And Mahatma Gandhi

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This essay will be about two people who helped create massive social change in the world, Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi. They came from two different parts of the world, had different backgrounds, and with one cause both being dedicated towards social change. Eleanor Roosevelt helped create the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for the civil rights. This essay will further compare and contrast their similarities and differences. Eleanor Roosevelt fully known as Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884, in New York City, New York. Her parents were Elliot and Anna Hall Roosevelt. She had two brothers, Elliot Jr. and Hall Roosevelt. She was the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. When she was a child her mother died of diphtheria and then two years later her father had died from alcoholism. After her parents died her and her brothers lived with their grandmother Mary Ludlow Hall at Tivoli, New York. Mahatma Gandhi also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar a small town in Kathiawar, India. He was born in a middle class family of Vaishya caste. His Parents were Karamchand and Putlibai Gandhi who was his father’s fourth wife. While growing up he was deeply influenced by his mother. He had two brothers and one sister. His father was the Prime Minister of Porbandar. Eleanor Roosevelt was she was young she didn’t go to school she was educated by private tutors until she was fifteen years old, then later on she was sent by her aunt to Allenswood Academy, an all girls school in England. Her headmistress was Marie Souvestre, who had a great influence on her education and helped her develop and have independent thinking and self confidence. When she was eighteen years old, she returned to New York and resided with her cousins. Mahatma

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