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An Essay On Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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An only child, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882, to James Roosevelt and Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. His family worked in real estate and trade, which lead them to live a wealthy and sybaritic lifestyle. As a young child, Roosevelt was surrounded immensely by a sense of self-importance and love. In his mid teens, tutors educated him until the age of fourteen. Of his higher education, Roosevelt studied at Columbia University Law School, Groton Preparatory School, and Harvard University. Sara Ann was the dominant dignitary throughout Franklin’s adulthood. Roosevelt attained his place in politics when he was invited to run for New York Senate in 1910 at the age of 28. This was the beginning of his political career. Roosevelt ran as a Democrat and won the election. He was re-elected in 1912 and served as Chair of Agriculture Committee. As well as being re-elected in 1912, Roosevelt was appointed to Assistant Secretary of Navy by Woodrow Wilson, whom he had great reverence for. During his time serving as the Assistant Secretary Roosevelt founded the U.S. Naval Reserve. In 1914, he ran for U.S. senate in New York, but lost due to his lack of support in the White House. In 1920, Roosevelt received a nomination to be vice president to James M Cox at the Democratic Convention. He lost to Warren G Harding, Governor of New York in 1928. In 1930, Roosevelt ran for governor of New York and won, regaining his confidence in his political career. In that same year is when he began his run for presidency for the first time, embracing Henry a Wallace as his running mate. Republicans were blamed for the cause of the Great Depression. Making his campaign easy, Roosevelt recognized this as leisure to help his nomination. He used th... ... middle of paper ... ...y percent of the popular vote and won 523 of 531 electoral votes. Although Roosevelt filled the supreme court with his supporters, his second term he had less success than in his first due to Republican victories and difficulties passing the “New Deal”. In 1940 he was nominated for an unpredictable third term. He felt only he could lead America through World War 2 with his familiarity and understanding of the situation. Roosevelt, the only president to be elected more than two terms, was elected for an uncommonly remarkable fourth term on November 7, 1944. World War 2 was turning around for the better for the allies. Unfortunately for Roosevelt his health was deteriorating. In addition to his lifelong diagnosis of polio he also bared having arteriosclerosis which was the hardening of his arteries. On April 12, 1945 Roosevelt died, months before World War 2 ended.
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