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Nothing can shape your life more than the drive and desire to become successful Everyones life has its obstacles but if you can disregard all the unpleasant things that have happened and give it everything that youve got you can overcome these obstacles Thomas Jefferson and Eleanor Roosevelt are probably two of the most recognizable people in Americas history They were two legendary people who have helped pave the way for future Americans but their roads to success were fairly differentThomas Jefferson and Eleanor Roosevelt were both born into prestigious upper class families But unlike Jeffersons parents Roosevelts parents would often neglect her or ridicule her Her mother was Anna Hall a wealthy and beautiful woman but extremely cold-hearted Because Roosevelt didnt possess her mothers beauty and grace her mother would deride her by calling her granny and ugly duckling Her father was Elliott Roosevelt part of the acclaimed Roosevelt family of New York He was an alcoholic whose problem got out of control and was soon banished from the Roosevelt family Her self-confidence as a child and a young adult was immensely shaken by these experiences Jefferson on the other hand had loving and caring parents who took care of him His father Peter Jefferson was a successful planter and surveyor who gained minor fame as an explorer and mapmaker He served as a burgess and as county lieutenant Jefferson would later hold the same offices After the death of his father Jefferson inherited 5000 acres of land on which his future home the Monticello would be built Through his mother Jane Randolph a member of one of the most famous Virginia families Thomas was related to many of the most prominent people in the province Jefferson and Roosevelt had superior educations compared to other children of their time Jefferson attended small private schools most notably of James Maury He completed the course from the College of William and Mary in 1762 Also during
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