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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
FDR – The Early Years Born on Jan. 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, NY Only child of James Jr. & Sara Ann Roosevelt Very attached to his mother
Franklin – The Young Man Growing up in Hyde Park
Attends Private Schools Groton Academy Harvard University Columbia Law School
He Marries Who??? Eleanor distant relative (5 th Cousin). Met at a White House Reception for T.R. Married in 1905. Have six children together. FDR’s affair changes their relationship.
FDR – The Family Guy
Public Office Calls He wants to help his fellow man. Public service is his calling – Family and Teachers What is the best way to help others????
Early Political Career Two Terms in the New York State Legislature (1910-1912). Assistant Secretary of Navy under Woodrow Wilson (1913-1919). Runs as VP Candidate with James Cox in 1920 Presidential Election. Elected Governor of New York (1928).
Tragedy Strikes Stricken With Polio in 1921 Rehabilitates in Warm Springs, GA Purchases the resort in Warm Springs to help polio victims
Warm Springs, GA
Election of 1932 Herbert Hoover – Republican Incumbent F.D.R. – Democratic Candidate, he wins the nomination on the fourth ballot at the Democratic Convention. Conditions in the U.S. 13 million Americans out of work. Moral in the country is low. Many feel a change in party leadership is needed.
Election of 1932 Roosevelt - Democrat Hoover - Republican
Election of 1932 Results CandidatePopular % Electoral F.D.R (Democrat)* 22,821,277 (57.4%) 472 Hoover (Republican) 15,761,254 (39.7%) 59 Thomas (Socialist) 884,885 (2.2%) 0 F.D.R. wins in a landslide!
Almost didn’t make it…… Attempted assassination in Miami, FL on Feb 15, 1933 Giuseppe Zangara – Italian Immigrant is the assassin. Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak dies several days later.
“I go sit down all by myself” “You give me electric chair! I no afraid of the chair!”
FDR’s Inauguration March 4, 1933
Roosevelt – Presidency Becomes the 32 nd U.S. President. Serves four terms as President 1932- 1945. Leads Country out of Depression and into World War II Challenges the U.S. Constitution
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