Overcoming Obstacles: FDR
FDR's struggles overcoming life in a wheelchair
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Childhood
Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in his parents estate in Hyde Park, New York. For the first eight years, Franklin D. Roosevelt was educated by private tutors; not until he was nine did he attend a school in Germany, where his parents were temporarily living. His parents, James and Sara Roosevelt, were members of the New York aristocracy. His father was a country gentlemen who earned money working in railroads and coal. FDR was an only child and his mother adored him. She would remain a central figure in his life until her death in 1941. FDR's childhood would later shape him into the kind of president America needed.
FDR: Young Adult
"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."
Election of 1910
Character vs. Self
Character vs. Society
Overcoming the Obstacle
- New York state senator
- Purchases resort for polio treatment
- Governor of New York
- Drastically decreased unemployment from 25% to 2% in his term in office
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