Essay on Franklin D. Roosevelt 's Role Of The Nation 's Leader

799 Words Oct 12th, 2014 4 Pages
Mr. President had a busy and turbulent life. Franklin D. Roosevelt visited his family summer home at Campobello Island where he had contracted poliomyelitis. His mother was much younger compared to his father. The age difference between his parents would probably lend to his promiscuous lifestyle because he seem to have a fetish with many women. Franklin D. Roosevelt had an affair with Lucy Mercer which his wife, Eleanor, knew about. Being that, he promised to stop seeing her but continued to have numerous companions throughout his marriage and Presidency. Enough of the President 's dirty laundry, let 's move on to his great legacy and renown.
Early on campaigning for the role of the Nation 's leader, Roosevelt was handicapped but managed to make a personal appearance in Chicago. He was the first major-party candidate to travel by airplane to accept his nomination. The people admired his candidacy 's attitude of mind over matter due to his determination and will-power of visiting the public people. Franklin was adamant for public presence. Roosevelt had ramps built on campaign speech decks prior to his arrival. He conspicuously disguised his paralyzed lower limbs to which the public could not and would not remember him as a handicap. He was highly concerned about his reputation as a decrepit therefore requiring various tricks masking his impotent legs. His wheelchair was not per se a wheelchair while campaigning because it was magnificently camouflaged. However, Franklin…

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