Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? by Margaret FrithSummary:
This book tells the story of Franklin Roosevelts life from the time he was young to his fourth term of presidency. Through the text, you discover the man Franklin Roosevelt was, and his hopes and dreams for himself and the United States.
The author, Margaret Frith, did a very good job of showing the readers who Franklin Roosevelt was. Frith gets her readers involved and interested in the text through the fun illustrations, the excerpts of information from the times, and interesting facts about Roosevelt that many people may not know. The book provides tons of educational information about Roosevelts presidency, The Great Depression, The New Deal, and WWII.
This book would be a great tool to use in a history lesson with students. Teachers could use this in a lesson about major presidents, WWII, The Great Depression and The New Deal. Having students read this text before or during a unit on Franklin Roosevelt would be a great way for them to get a better grasp of who he was and what his presidency was based on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The 32nd President - Biography
FDR is born
Franklin D. His parents and private tutors provided him with almost all his formative education. He attended Groton , a prestigious preparatory school in Massachusetts, and received a BA degree in history from Harvard in only three years Roosevelt next studied law at New York's Columbia University. When he passed the bar examination in , he left school without taking a degree. For the next three years he practiced law with a prominent New York City law firm.
Franklin D. He spearheaded the successful wartime alliance between Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States and helped lay the groundwork for the post-war peace organization that would become the United Nations. The only American president in history to be elected four times, Roosevelt died in office in April He was educated by private tutors and elite schools Groton and Harvard , and early on began to admire and emulate his fifth cousin, Theodore Roosevelt , elected president in The couple had a daughter, Anna, followed by five sons, one of whom died in infancy. Roosevelt attended law school at Columbia University and worked for several years as a clerk in a Wall Street law firm.
James was a landowner and businessmen of considerable, but not awesome, wealth from New York. He likely joined the Democratic Party in the s and identified with the party for the remainder of his life, although he voted for Republicans on a number of occasions. A widower, he married Sara Delano, who was twenty-six years his junior, in Sara, one of the five beautiful Delano sisters, came from a family of considerable means and was notable both for her aristocratic manner and her independent streak. Franklin spent his youth near Hyde Park, about fifty miles north of New York City, on a large estate and farm tended by hundreds of workers. Insulated from the outside world and schooled at home by tutors until a teenager, Franklin had limited contact with his peers.
Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. On St. Following the example of his fifth cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt, whom he greatly admired, Franklin D. Roosevelt entered public service through politics, but as a Democrat. He won election to the New York Senate in In the summer of , when he was 39, disaster hit-he was stricken with poliomyelitis. Demonstrating indomitable courage, he fought to regain the use of his legs, particularly through swimming.