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1932 and President Roosevelt "I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 after accepting the Democratic nominations
What was it? Franklin D. Roosevelt had a secret that he kept from the public at large for much of his presidency.
FDR & Polio Contracted while vacationing in Canada in 1921 August 10 th – Tired with chills and abdominal pains. August 11 th – AM: Leg weak PM: Leg completely paralyzed. Other leg weak August 12 th – Both legs paralyzed with no sensitivity. Paralysis spread upwards preventing urination for several days to come. August 13 th – Paralyzed from the chest down. August 25 th – Entire body paralyzed. Paralysis in parts of his face. A slow recovery would begin in mid-September
FDR & Polio Paralytic polio occurs in.1% to 2% of polio cases. Virus enters the body, leaves the intestinal tracts, enters and spreads through your blood stream.
The 1932 Presidential Election President Herbert Hoover (R)Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
1928 v. 1932 Why the change? Americans were tired of Republican leadership after a decade of Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.
“I'm just afraid that I may not have the strength to do this job. After you leave me tonight, Jimmy, I am going to pray. I am going to pray that God will help me, that he will give me the strength and the guidance to do this job and to do it right. I hope that you will pray for me, too, Jimmy.” FDR talking to his son, James, following his victory over President Hoover