FDR: A Politician In A Wheelchair

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I. FDR: A Politician in a Wheelchair i. In 1932, voters still had not seen any economic improvement, and they wanted a new president. ii. President Herbert Hoover was nominated again, and he campaigned saying that his policies prevented the Great Depression from being worse than it was. iii. The Democrats nominated Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was the fifth cousin of famous Theodore Roosevelt and had followed in his footsteps. b. FDR had polio in 1921, and during this time, his wife, Eleanor, became his political partner. i. Eleanor was to become the most active First Lady ever. c. Franklin also lost a friend in 1932 when he and Al Smith both sought the Democratic nomination. II. Presidential Hopefuls of 1932 i. In the campaign,
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