Law practice[ edit ] Roosevelt served in several New York law offices after the war. He triggered controversy for representing Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo in the U. Politics[ edit ] Roosevelt was also involved in political affairs.
Family[ change change source ] His father, James Rooseveltand his mother, Sara Delano, were each from rich old New York families, of Dutch and French ancestory respectively. One of his distant relatives from his mother's side is the author Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Inhe came back to China and made a fortune in the notorious but highly profitable opium trade  supplying opium-based medication to the U. War Department during the American Civil War.
His 5th cousin, once removed was Eleanor Rooseveltwho was also his widow. Roosevelt once had an affair with his wife's secretary and later avoided seeing her to protect his political career.
The president said to him: It is that you may never be President of the United States. He was nominated the vice presidential candidate under James M.
InRoosevelt got sick Franklin delano roosevelt poliomyelitisa disease that paralyzes people. He never walked again, but Roosevelt remained physically fit, becoming an avid swimmer.
Roosevelt became a champion of medical research and treatment for crippling illnesses, but kept his illness as hidden as much as possible from the public, fearing discrimination. His disability did not limit his political career; Roosevelt was elected the Governor of New York in His wife, Eleanor Roosevelt helped his career by traveling and meeting people when Roosevelt could not.
She became famous as his eyes and ears, meeting thousands of ordinary people and bringing their concerns to Roosevelt.
Presidency[ change change source ] Roosevelt won the election against the unpopular incumbent president at the time Herbert Hoover and became president in early He started a series of popular programs known as the New Deal to fight against the Great Depression.
The New Deal gave people jobs building roads, bridges, dams, parks, schools, and other public services.
Also, it created Social Security, made banks insure their customers, gave direct aid to the needy, and made many regulations to the economy. Because of this, he was re-elected in a large victory in and continued the New Deal. InRoosevelt became the first President of the United States to appear on television.
He gave weapons and money to the Allies fighting in World War II as a part of the Lend-Lease program at this time, but the United States was still technically neutral in the war.
War[ change change source ] On December 7,Japan launched its attack on the Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii. It was formulated an hour after the famous Infamy Speech by Roosevelt. Roosevelt also signed an order allowing Japanese Americans to be sent to internment camps against their will.
While still president, he died on April 12, Vice President Harry Truman became president. World War II continued for almost four more months, but Allied victory was already assured. For overcoming the difficult challenges of a depression and a world war, historians generally consider him to be one of the best U.
Section of speech with famous phrase. Problems listening to this file?Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression as our 32nd President (), Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt "All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River" FDR This quote captures FDR's connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved & the place he considered home.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt stands astride American history like a colossus, having pulled the nation out of the Great Depression and led it to victory in the Second World War.
Elected to four terms as president, he transformed an inward-looking country into the greatest superpower the world had ever known/5(83). Franklin D. Roosevelt War, Beginning, End, Differences, Want Yesterday, December seventh, , a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
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