Roosevelt's Struggles

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After being elected, Wilson appointed Roosevelt as the assistant secretary of the Navy. Was an outspoken supporter of naval expansion and called for a larger role for the United States in world affairs. When the United States entered World War I Roosevelt sought to serve in the military, but Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels persuaded him to stay at his desk. Roosevelt was vacationing with his family when suddenly he became ill with poliomyelitis. At the age of 39, Roosevelt learned that he would never walk without heavy leg braces again. Roosevelt never let his disability bring him down. He tried and tried to find a cure for his paralysis. Roosevelt entered the election of 1932 where he later won despite all of the obstacles that
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