Franklin Delano Roosevelt : The President Of The Great Arsenal Of Democracy

951 Words Apr 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Sarah Stewart
Dr. Wolfe
D.C. History
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, Eleanor Roosevelt in 1905. Roosevelt would then run for the New York State Senate and win. This set the precedent for Roosevelt’s soon to come presidency but before Roosevelt could start his political career as a Democrat, he was tragically struck with polio that paralyzed his legs ("Franklin D. Roosevelt: Life in Brief"). Recovery was difficult…

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