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Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Franklin was born in 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. After graduating from Harvard and Columbia Law School, Franklin married Eleanor on Saint Patrick's Day of 1905. Teddy Roosevelt was Franklin's 5th cousin. As a New York senator and being appointed as the assistant secretary of the navy, Franklin had many qualifications and experience to run for president of the United States of America. He was nominated for Democratic vice president in 1920. When he was 39 in 1921, Franklin had a bad case of polimeyelitis and was unable to use his legs. Later, in 1928, Franklin became the governor of New York. Finally in 1932, Franklin was officially pronounced the Democratic president of the United States. However, there were 13 million unemployed citizens at the time. Congress passed a sweeping program that helped unemployed workers and bussinesses that weren't doing too well. Futhermore to his cause, Franklin established the Tennessee Valley Authority in during his first 100 days in office. In 1935, the unemployment affair was still unresolved so he approved social security laws that taxed the rich a little more, put new controls on banks, and started a work relief program for the unemployed. He was re-elected for his excellent work in 1936 and modified the government so it could regulate the economy in the future. After attempting to stay neutral, the United States started to send Britain aid without entering war after seeing France fall and Britain being attacked. A suprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was the last straw. The United States declared war, and the name World War II was given to the war. Franklin spent a lot of time planning the U.N. so there wouldn't be a need for wars in the future. He was re-elected yet again in 1940. Franklin had helped the United States get through some of its hardest times like the Great Depression. Unfortunately, Franklin Roosevelt died in Warm Springs, Georgia on April 12, 1945 on the start of his 4th term due to cerebral hemorrage.



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