newspaper, to which he eventually became the editor. Roosevelt met his wife, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, who was his fifth cousin. Over the next several years, they began a family. Only five of the six children made it to adulthood. Wanting to pursue politics, as his Uncle, Theodore Roosevelt had, Franklin began to work his way into the political scene. He served on the Senate as well as the Governor of New York. In 1921, while on a family vacation, Roosevelt became ill. It was here his fight with polio began. Polio won and at the young age of 39, Franklin Roosevelt no longer had the use of his legs. According to many documentations and reports, it is said that
Roosevelt kept a positive and witty attitude amidst all his new disability challenges. By 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected President of the United States. He is the only resident to serve four terms. Franklin, often going by his initials, FDR, took the country through the Great Depression and through the tragedy of World War II. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945, but he left behind a legacy of honor, grace, and unmatched leadership. He is noted as being one of the greatest Presidents the United States has ever seen. Franklin also opened the door to economic balance, helping to offset the Great Depression by instating what we know today as the New Deal. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt thrived among some of the darkest days the United States has ever seen, both economically and in war. It is because of his impeccable leadership and ability to push through tragedy, that we can today still claim to live in the greatest country in the world.
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