28 April 2016
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in 1882 at Hyde Park, New York into a prestigious family name that he soon would make even more reputable by becoming the 32nd president of the United States in 1933 (“Franklin D. Roosevelt”). Roosevelt would then become the first and only president to run for four terms from the year 1933 to 1945 and would be considered one of the greatest presidents in American history.
Roosevelt as a boy, was a leader and comfortable in power. When he became president, there were no self-doubts nor lack of confidence that he could deliver the American people into a “great arsenal of democracy” (“Franklin D. Roosevelt Documentary”). As Franklin Roosevelt grew into a young man, he grew closer to his distant cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, who would become the 26th U.S. President in 1901 ("Franklin D. Roosevelt: Life in Brief”). Franklin Roosevelt went to prestigious schools such as a boarding school in Massachusetts and Harvard College ("Franklin D. Roosevelt: Life in Brief”). He met a woman named Eleanor who would later become his wife, …show more content…
He won the White House in 1933, 1936, 1940, and 1944 and all were major victories for the middle-aged man named Franklin Delano Roosevelt ("Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt”). There were low points in Roosevelt’s presidential career such as: the recession during his second term and critics of the New Deal ("Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt”). Though he had setbacks, none crippled him like his onset of polio did. While the American people never saw his outer appearance falter nor saw his paralyzed legs behind the podium, his disease did take a toll on Roosevelt