10 biographical facts about fdr

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10 biographical facts about fdr

A Boy Named FDR: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America by Kathleen Krull

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR  was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had private tutors as a young boy and later attended an elite boys school, he played pranks and had down-to-earth fun just like any boy today. 

Kathleen Krulls animated picture book biography focuses on FDRs childhood years through his entry as a young man into politics and his battle with polio. A summary of his achievements as president and a chronology of his life are included. The well-researched text and the evocative illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher provide an inspiring introduction to one of our greatest presidents.
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Facts & Figures: FDR

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd American president. FDR, as he was often called, led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II , and greatly expanding the powers of the federal government through a series of programs and reforms known as the New Deal. Stricken with polio in , Roosevelt spent much of his adult life in a wheelchair. A whole generation of Americans grew up knowing no other president, as FDR served an unprecedented four terms in office. The Roosevelts had been prominent for several generations, having made their fortune in real estate and trade, and lived at Springwood, their estate in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. He was educated by tutors and governesses until age 14, and the entire household revolved around him, with his mother being the dominant figure in his life even into adulthood.

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Franklin D. The only president elected to the office four times, Roosevelt led the United States through two of the greatest crises of the 20th century: the Great Depression and World War II. In so doing, he greatly expanded the powers of the federal government through a series of programs and reforms known as the New Deal , and he served as the principal architect of the successful effort to rid the world of German National Socialism and Japanese militarism. For a discussion of the history and nature of the presidency, see presidency of the United States of America. He was the only president elected to the office four times. He entered Harvard University in

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