Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, into a wealthy family. Franklin Roosevelt was surrounded by privilege and a sense of self-importance. He was educated by tutors and governesses until age 14, and the entire household revolved around him

In 1910, at age 28, Roosevelt was invited to run for the New York state senate. He ran as a Democrat. He campaigned hard and won the election with the help of his name and a Democratic landslide. As a state senator, Roosevelt opposed elements of the Democratic political machine in New York. This won him the ire of party leaders, but gained him national notoriety and valuable experience in political tactics and intrigue

In 1914, Franklin Roosevelt, decided to run for the U.S. Senate seat for New York. The proposition was doomed from the start, as he lacked White House support.Roosevelt was soundly defeated in the primary election and learned a valuable lesson that national stature could not defeat a well-organized local political organization.

In 1930, He began his run for the presidency, calling for government intervention in the economy to provide relief, recovery and reform.Roosevelt faced the greatest crisis in American history since the Civil War.


Lasting Impact

He had led the United States through an economic depression and the greatest war in human history. His social programs during the Great Depression redefined the role of government in Americans lives. His role during World War II established the United States' leadership on the world stage. His 12 years in the White House set a precedent for the expansion of presidential power and redefined liberalism for generations to come.


Birth & Death

Born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was born into a wealthy family, as an only child. Roosevelt died of cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945 at the Little White House, his cottage at Warm Springs, Georgia,

At age 28, he ran for senate as a democrat and won. During the 1912 National Democratic Convention, Roosevelt supported presidential candidate Woodrow Wilson and was rewarded with an appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He was elected President in November 1932, to the first of four terms.

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In his first 100 days, President Franklin Roosevelt proposed sweeping economic reform, calling it the "New Deal."


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