The Change In Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Life

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Franklin Roosevelt had a hard time while being a president but all the studying he did at school and the people that surrounded him helped him get through it a lot easier. FDR, shortened for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born January 30th, 1882 in New York ("Franklin D. Roosevelt.”). He was a very smart boy from the very start because of his good teaching parents. His parents loved him very much and took good care of him. Roosevelt got tutored privately and elite schools until age of fourteen. They put him into Groton School for boys in 1896. Groton was a prestigious Episcopal preparatory school and the school excelled in athletics but Roosevelt was not ("Franklin D. Roosevelt.”). Roosevelt had a difficult time since he did not fit in with the other kids at this school. He still graduated from Groton in 1900 and after graduation he entered Harvard University ("Franklin D. Roosevelt.”). Harvard was a very hard school for a lot of people but the way he got tutored helped him a lot.…show more content…
FDR got diagnosed with polio during vacation in 1921 when he was 39 (“Franklin Delano Roosevelt”). He was enjoying a day of sailing on his yacht then he suddenly fell into the waters of the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy is a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America. He was very determined to never be seen in a wheelchair in public after getting polio. He wore an iron braces on his hips and legs and taught himself to walk short distances by swiveling his torso and he also had a cane to help him out too (“Franklin Delano Roosevelt”). Franklin still had a very fun life and enjoyed it very much and didn 't let the illness get in the way of that. Roosevelt said this quote, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” and he says that because he has no fear and does whatever is best for whatever or whoever that needs help with
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