Biography Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. He was born in January 30, 1882. He was elected to four terms in office, served from 1933 to 1945 and is the only U.S. president to have served more than 2 terms. A central figure of the 20th century during a time of economic depression and World War II has consistently been ranked as one of the three greatest U.S. Presidents in scholarly surveys. His parents James Roosevelt, a businessman and Sarah Ann Delano made sure he had the best education they could provide him. Roosevelt attended prestigious preparatory schools and graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in History and studied law at Columbia. Even though Roosevelt didn’t completely finish his law studies in Columbia, he worked for a successful law firm in New York City. He married his distant cousin, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1906 and had six children, only five of them survived infancy.
Franklin D. Roosevelt entered politics in 1910 and was elected to the New York State Senate as a democrat. In 1912, he was reelected as New York State Senate and supported Woodrow Wilson’s candidacy. Pleased with his support, Wilson appointed him as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1913. He soon became very popular for his efficiency in administrating the business side of the Navy. In 1920 Roosevelt was nominated as Vice president to the Democratic Party, but lost. He then stepped out of politics. In 1921 while on a summer vacation in Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Roosevelt contracted Polio. Roosevelt became paralyzed from waist down.
With the encouragement and support of his wife Eleanor, Roosevelt resumed his political career. In 1929 he was elected Governor of New York. In 1932, Roosevelt won the nomination as...

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...ism for later generations and realigned the Democracy party based on his New Deal coalition of labor unions, the South, big-city machines, the poor and workers on relief.
As the end of the war seemed to approach, Roosevelt’s health deteriorated. On April 12, 1945, in his vacation home in Warm Springs, Georgia, Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
President Franklin Roosevelt was undoubtedly one of the greatest presidents of the United States. He achieved both trust and respect from Americans. He brought the U.S. through the Great Depression with his successful “New Deal” programs and reformed the banking system. He taught Americans that the government isn’t always the problem, that it instead can be the solution. With his idea of keeping a strong standing military, U.S. along with the Allies defeated the Axis and made the Americans proud of being Americans.
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