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President Franklin D Roosevelt
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
Voice: 845-486-7770

Our thirty-second president was born on January 30, 1882 at Hyde Park, New York. He attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School. On St. Patrick’s Day, he married Eleanor Roosevelt in 1905. Franklin D. Roosevelt greatly admired his fifth cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt. To follow his example, Franklin entered civil service through politics. Under the Democratic Party, he became a member of the New York Senate in 1910. Afterwards, he became Secretary of the Navy, and eventually Vice President in 1921.

The next year, Roosevelt developed poliomyelitis (polio). He fought to regain the use of his legs, with the partial help of swimming. In 1928, he became the Governor of New York. In 1932, Roosevelt became President of the United States. He created his “hundred days” proposal to bring the country out of depression. By 1935, the Nation had received little recovery. Roosevelt created a new program that consisted of Social Security, heavier taxes on the wealthy, control over banks and public utilities, and a work relief program for the unemployed.

Roosevelt won his second term by a heavy margin in 1936. During this term, the Government earned the right to legally regulate the economy. By Roosevelt’s third term, World War II started, and America did it’s best to help countries under attack but remained out of the war. That was until December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. America was officially in the war. Roosevelt devoted much of his time to the creation of a United Nations, but as America entered the war, his health greatly deteriorated. On April 12, 1945, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia.



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