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      Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)Franklin Delano Roosevelt, known as FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945). He held several political offices during his lifetime but was best known for serving as the president during the Great Depression. He was the only president to serve four full terms before his death. He created many bills and provided help to get the stock market back to normal after it crashed.FDR was born on January 30, 1882, and grew up in Hyde Park, New York. He was a cousin of Theodore Roosevelt. He went to college at Harvard University from 1900-1904, and Columbia Law School, graduating in 1907. He married Eleanor Roosevelt, who was actually his distant cousin, on March 17, 1905.  Together they had six children, one girl, and five boys. His wife was the longest-serving first lady (1933-1945). She was also a United Nations spokesperson. Before being elected as President of the United States, he was a member of the New York Senate 26th District from January 1, 1911, through March 17, 1913; an Assistant Secretary for the Navy from March 17, 1913 through August 26, 1920, and was in a key role to ready the United States for the World War. He was named the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 1920. While his party lost, his future seemed bright. However, in 1921, he got sick with polio, that left his legs paralyzed. This did not stop him, and many people never knew that he even had any issues. He really fought hard to recover. He came back into the political spotlight when he became  the 44th Governor of New York from January 1, 1929, through December 31, 1932. Also in 1929 was the stock market crash, that caused all the economic hardships.Presidential information regarding FDR: He was the 32nd President of the United States. At that time, the United States was in a deep economic depression, that caused many businesses to fail, and great hardship for the people. FDR had a lot of optimism, and political smarts, and he created programs for economic and social growth called the New Deal, which helped start the economic recovery. He enacted the good neighbor policy, to show that the United States could be friendly with Latin America, and he directed the organization of the nation’s power and resources for global war after Pearl Harbor. You can also thank him for creating Social Security.  He made child labor laws so kids could not be put to work at a young age, they had to be of a legal age. He made the minimum wage law so everybody got paid the same amount per hour no matter if you were male or female. By his 4th term of his presidency, the unemployment rates had dropped from 24.9% to 1.9%, He also started a draft in 1940 for young men of America to sign up to be put on active duty for war. He also ended the Great Depression in 1938.This paper was about probably the greatest president that ever lived he changed the lives of many Americans. He gave America a new look on life he gave many Americans jobs and got rid of the depression and got the stock market back up to par, he made America where it is today the strongest country in the world.

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