Franklin Roosevelt And The Great Depression Essay

1510 Words May 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Franklin Delano Roosevelt lead the country through some of the roughest times, including the Great Depression and World War II. What Roosevelt is known for is being the only president to serve longer than two terms. He combated the Great Depression with the New Deal, strengthened the ties with Latin America, and lead the country though WWII. Although, he died before the war was over, he still was the leader through the majority of it. Franklin Roosevelt was one of the most important leaders the United States has had by effectively leading the nation out of the Great Depression and WWII. Roosevelt was an only child born to James and Sara Roosevelt on January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt lived a sheltered life under the watch of his mother in their home. It was not until he attended Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts that he was able to experience the real world. Before, the only education he received was from the private tutors which came to his home. He attended Groton for four years, and then moved on to Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts majoring in political history and government. After Harvard, he attended Columbia Law School for three additional years, where he dropped out on passing the bar exam.1 He never graduated from law school. While in college, he became engaged to his fifth cousin Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt’s niece. They were married March 17, 1905 in New York, New York. Roosevelt had five children, Anna, James, Elliot,…

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