Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in New York on January 30th in 1882. His family was from wealthy New Yorkers on both sides. Groton boarding school and his “private tutors provided him with almost all his formative education” (Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt). After general schooling he attended Harvard University and achieved a Bachelor’s degree within only three years. While at Harvard he met Eleanor, who would be influential in his life and presidency for many years. Columbia Law School only lasted 3 years because he passed the bar exam for New York. The next year in 1905, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt was made official. His wife Eleanor helped him gain people’s trust. She showed great concern for people. Their suffering was her suffering and by her activism she helped her husband succeed. Together they had six children and only “five of whom survived infancy” (Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt). In 1921 he was diagnosed with Poliomyelitis. With much effort ...
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