Franklin D Roosevelt Biography Essay

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, was born in 1882 in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Delano Roosevelt. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. FDR was the only president to have ever served more than eight years in office. Roosevelt gave the nation hope with his bold statement, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" ( Because of this and his unrelenting optimism, Franklin Roosevelt is widely regarded to be one of the greatest leaders of the United States. In his early years, he was educated by private tutors. When he turned fourteen, Roosevelt began attending Groton Preparatory School. He did not fit in well with the other students, given that many Groton students excelled in sports. FDR was simply not athletic. Roosevelt was heavily influenced by Endicott Peabody, Groton's headmaster. It may be said that Peabody was…show more content…
He tried different types of therapy and treatments, but to no avail. Despite this, he taught himself to walk short distances by swiveling his upper body while holding himself up with a cane. Roosevelt used a wheelchair in private, but he was never seen using it in public. He thought it was essential that he convinced people he was not disabled in order to run for public office. In 1930, when Republicans were being blamed for the Great Depression, Roosevelt took the opportunity to run for president. He called for economic relief, recovery, and reform. His charm and optimism helped him defeat Herbert Hoover in 1932. In his first 100 days, President Roosevelt proposed the New Deal. He and his economic advisers created many new agencies, such as the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the National Recovery Administration. By 1936, the economy showed signs of
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