Franklin Roosevelt And The Great Depression

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, coined the famous quote, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” As America’s 32nd president, Roosevelt served four terms and pushed America towards the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt was prominent during America’s periods of turmoil. During the Great Depression he was well known for his organizations of relief, recovery, and reform; and at the time of World War II, he used his leadership to gain victory for the Allied forces. Roosevelt left many legacies behind that did not begin during his presidency, but when he was born. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on January 30, 1882 and was the son of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. The Roosevelt family was a wealthy family and allowed for their son an opportunity of high education. He attended the prestigious school known as Groton School for Boys. Here, his Headmaster, Endicott Peabody, urged students to help the less fortunate. Peabody’s teachings influenced Roosevelt—seen in his future policies. In a matter of three years, he obtained his Bachelors in history from 1900 to 1903. After that, Roosevelt studied law at Columbia University in New York—although he never gained a degree. In 1905, Franklin Roosevelt married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, his distant cousin, and had six children (five of which survived): Anna, James, Elliott, Franklin Jr., and John. Roosevelt’s entrance into the world of politics began in 1910 when he was elected to be the New
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