Franklin D. Roosevelt

Early Life

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York, United States into a life full of wealth. His father, James Roosevelt was a businessman, his mother, Sara Delano, came from an equal background. Roosevelt was an only child and grew up happily with loving attention from both parents, especially his mother.

Entering Politics

Roosevelt attended Harvard College and Columbia Law School. His political career began when he was elected to the New York State Senate, he then worked on Woodrow Wilson's presidential campaign and was made assistant secretary of the Navy. Roosevelt became the democratic nominee for vice president in 1920.

Presidency

During his presidential campaign, Franklin promised a "New Deal" for America, hoping to bring the economy out of this huge fall. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1932. When he was elected for his first term he set about revamping the economy. Roosevelt proposed the Agricultural Adjustment Act which paid farmers to cut back on production and force up prices. Thus the end of the Great Depression, he was elected an additional three terms. He then led the United States to victory in World War Two. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only person to be elected president four times. Roosevelt made a huge impact on America by bringing it out of the biggest economic depression in history.

Death

Sadly, Franklin Delano Roosevelt died at the age of 63 on April 12, 1945 in Warm Springs, Georgia, United States.



"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

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