FDR and the First New Deal

FDR and the First New Deal - Franklin Roosevelt tried to...

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Unformatted text preview: Franklin Roosevelt tried to fulfill promises of a new deal for the American people through a period of intense legislative activity known as the Hundred Days. FDR’s paralysis In 1921, FDR was stricken with an illness that caused paralysis from the waist down He successfully hid his affliction from the public eye 1928 photo Teddy Roosevelt, Eleanor’s uncle and Franklin’s distant cousin, led Eleanor down the aisle when she married Franklin. Although Franklin followed in Teddy’s political footsteps, he did so as a Democrat rather than a Republican. Before becoming President in 1932, FDR won election to the New York state legislature in 1910, served as assistant secretary of the navy from 1913 to 1920, gained the Democratic nomination as Vice President in 1920, and won the governorship of New York in 1928 and 1930. FDR was willing to institute direct relief and to try experimental measures.experimental measures....
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