Franklin Delano Roosevelt Biography Essay

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. FDR only child of James Roosevelt and Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt was born into a wealthy family. The Roosevelts made their fortune through real estate and trade. FDR grew up in Hudson River Valley in New York. The Roosevelts lived at their estate known as Springwood. FDR grew up very privileged as his entire household revolved around him. Franklin was educated by tutors until the age of 14. In 1896, Roosevelt attended Groton School for boys, a prestigious preparatory school in Massachusetts. These years were not the best for Franklin, as he did not fit in and it was his first social school outing ever. His classmates excelled in athletics and Roosevelt did not. …show more content…

In 1921, While vacationing at Campobello Island, Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio. One day on vacation after a swim, he went to bed very tired. The next morning he woke up with a fever and his left leg felt numb. By the following day he was partly paralyzed from the abdomen down. He was soon diagnosed with poliomyelitis, a inflammation of the spinal column. Also known as Polio, a terrifying disease in the 1920s that had no cure. At first, he refused to accept that he was primality paralyzed. He tried numerous therapies and bought the Warm Springs Resort. Despite this,Franklin Roosevelt would never recover the full use of his legs and spent much of the rest of his life in a wheelchair. For some time, FDR was resigned to being a victim of …show more content…

FDR decided to close all banks temporarily. The New Deal was a set of laws such as the AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Administration) to support farm prices, the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) to employ young unmarried men to work on public lands and national parks, and the NRA(National Recovery Administration) which regulated wages and prices. Other laws were used to regulate the stock market, provide relief to the unemployed and insure bank deposits. By 1936, signs of improvement in the economy showed. Unemployment had dropped from 25 persent to 14 persent, but FDR faced criticism for increased government spending and unbalanced

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