Fdr Was A Great Man Of His Time

3532 WordsDec 12, 201415 Pages
After considering all 44 presidents, Mr. Roosevelt rose to the top as our top pick. Not only did he overcome a deadly disease, he was President of the United States at the same time. It wasn’t only his will to live that was appealing, but his ability to bring our country out of the depths of depression. His innovative ideas and programs were so revolutionary that he was elected President for four consecutive terms. FDR was a great man of his time, and one of the greatest leaders the United States has ever seen. On January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born to James and Sara Roosevelt. The Roosevelt’s were a prominent family for many generations, staking their claim in the economy through real estate and trade. As an only child he got plenty of attention from a mother who adored him, almost to the point of being overbearing. Even though his mom could be strict, Roosevelt was a spirited child who still found ways to get in trouble the minute her head was turned. His father wasn’t as attentive, being that this was the late 1800’s, it was the woman’s job to raise the children. It has been connected by a biographer James MacGregor Burns that Roosevelt’s father was more involved with his son than what was typical at that time (MacGegor, pg 29) Due to the amount of Presidents that were included in the Roosevelt line, you would think that FDR had a chance of becoming one just because of his family’s legacy; but not according to Grover Cleveland.
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