He also got the nation through one of the deadliest wars in history. Roosevelt sadly never got to see the end of World War II, but he still lives on as the president that got the United states through it. With everything he had accomplished during his presidency, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the most significant person of the twentieth century.
He pulled us out of the great depression, dealt with civil rights issues, created many reforms for our nation including the twenty-first amendment, handled the attack on Pearl Harbor, and handled World War Two efficiently. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. He graduated from Harvard and went to Columbia Law School. Though he did not complete his law degree he did pass his bar exam. In 1905 at age 25 he married Ann Eleanor Roosevelt, his fifth cousin once removed.
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... ... middle of paper ... ...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.
He was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy, a position he held from 1913 to 1920. As a Democrat, Roosevelt ran as vice presidential nominee along side James M. Cox, an election that was lost to the republican candidates Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. While vacationing on Campobello Island, N.B., Roosevelt was stricken with polio and became paralysed from the waste down. However, he eventually recovered partial use of his legs. In 1928 and 1930, Roosevelt was elected governor of New York.
He joined a New York law firm, and in 1910 he entered politics. He was elected Senator of New York as a Democrat and was reelected in 1912. He supported Woodrow Wilson’s campaign and after he was elected president, Wilson appointed Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. His popularity and success flourished in that role, which helped his nomination for vice president in 1920. Unfortunately for Roosevelt, Wilson’s hope for participating in the League of Nations was not as popular an idea for the citizens of the United States; Wilson and Roosevelt lost that election and took a step back in politics (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum).
When he passed the bar examination in 1907 he left the school without taking a degree. It wasnâ€™t until 1910 that he entered politics and was elected to the New York State Senate as a Democrat. â€œHe became the leader of a group of insurgent Democrats who prevented the Tammany candidate, William F. Sheehan, from being chosen for the U.S. Senate.â€? (Goldberg) Roosevelt allied himself with Woodrow Wilson in election of 1912. Because of his efforts Woodrow Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he held that position from 1913 to 1920.
He suffered from polio from 1921 but returned to politics, winning the governorship of New York State in 1929. When he first became president 1933, Roosevelt inculcated a new spirit of hope by his skillful "fireside chats" on the radio and his inaugural-address statement: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Surrounding himself by a "Brain Trust" of experts, he immediately launched his reform program. Banks were reopened, federal credit was restored, the gold standard was abandoned, and the dollar devalued. During the first hundred days of his administration, major legislation to facilitate industrial and agricultural recovery was enacted.
FDR first term officially started on March 4, 1933, and he entered term faced with the burden o... ... middle of paper ... ... second term, FDR created the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He also created the March of Dimes, which brought in money for babies with birth defects. He did not life to see the vaccine for polio as Roosevelt died in 1945. However, the U.S congress gave FDR the privileged honor of having his face on the dime since he and the dime were so closely related ("FDR and Polio: Public Life, Private Pain"). FDR was the greatest president ever through his education, incredible three terms of Presidency, victory in a war, endeavor for peace, and for battling through polio.
Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt Throughout the ages there have been many great leaders. These leaders are powerful in many ways, with a strong control over the people, and a place in history. But who would have guessed that two cousins would be some of the greatest government figures ever? Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt, both American presidents, both American Heroes. Without these dignitaries, the American advancement into the present day would be incomplete and/or impossible.
John F. Kennedy is routinely characterized as one of America's greatest orators. His Inaugural Address is considered one of the greatest speeches in the twentieth- century American Public Address, and is generally counted among the great speeches in U.S. history. Virtually all who have commented on the speech consider it a success JFK was known as a people’s person, which highly affected his speech. His speech was famous for its eloquence and for its call of duty: “Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country” (JFK). In the speech JFK used several literary terms throughout the speech to identify important parts of the speech.