The Life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Descriptive Essay

The Life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The paper examines the life of Franklin Roosevelt in American politics.
# 147005 | 2,770 words | 19 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper reviews the life of 32nd US President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The paper examines his years at university and his involvement in US politics beginning with his election to the New York State Senate in 1910. The paper also looks at his role as Assistant U.S. Secretary to the Navy during the First World War and the results of Polio which caused him to withdraw from public life until being elected Governor of New York from1929 to 1932. A significant portion of the paper is devoted to Roosevelt's three terms as President of the United States until his death in 1945.

From the Paper:

"Franklin Delano Roosevelt, most commonly known by his initials F.D.R, was the 32nd President of the United States. He was born on January 30th, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. His father was James Roosevelt, a prominent business man who was also born and raised in Hyde Park, New York. His mother was Sara Anne Delano, who was born and raised at the neighboring town of Newburgh, New York. They were married In October of 1880 and she gave birth to her only child Franklin two years later. The Roosevelt family was a very successful one and lived a luxurious life. As a child, Franklin attended the best schools, wore the best clothes, and took frequent trips to Europe. He had also been an avid sportsman, in his younger days he was trained to play tennis, polo, ride horses, shoot skeet, and play golf."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Achenbaum, Andrew. "Social Security Visions and Revisions." New York: Cambridge University Press (1986) p. 25-26
  • Black, Conrad. "Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom" Public Affairs (2003).
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  • Darby, Michael R. "Three and a half million U.S. Employees have been mislaid: or, an Explanation of Unemployment, 1934-1941." Journal of Political Economy 84:1 (1976) P. 1-16.
  • Goodwin, Doris. "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Elinor Roosevelt, the Home front in WWII. Simon and Shuster (1995).

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