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Did Roosevelt’s Up Bring, Background and Character Make It Easy For Him To Understand the Concerns an D Fears of Ordinary Americans ?

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DID ROOSEVELT'S UP BRING, BACKGROUND AND CHARACTER MAKE IT EASY FOR HIM TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS AN D FEARS OF ORDINARY AMERICANS Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on the 30th January 1882. A distant cousin of Theodore Roosevelt. The Roosevelt's were very wealthy family and Franklin Roosevelt was educated at home by tutors until he attended Groton School at 14. He was a successful student and went on to Harvard University and then Columbia Law Schools. In 1910 he entered politics by winning election to the state senate, he also campaigned for Woodrow Wilson in the 1912 election and went on to serve as assistant secretary of the navy until1920. He then ran as vice president to James Cox on the losing Democratic ticket in 1920. ...read more.


The Americans had lost confidence in the banks and Roosevelt had to do something to make the American people confident in their banks. To regain the confidence in the banks he ordered them to close until government officials had checked them over. Roosevelt may not of experienced poverty but he knew what do about it, The Federal Emergency Administration was set up to protect the needs of the poor, $500 million dollars was spent on soup kitchens, blankets, employment schemes and nursery schools. The people were starting to believe that maybe the depression was starting ease its strangle hold on the U.S economy. One of the harshly hit communities were the farmer's they were force from their homes in the depression as they couldn't pay their mortgages and they couldn't sell their crop aboard thanks to the tariffs put up around the globe. ...read more.


The 1920's were very prosperous and the public wanted whose days back. Roosevelt would always be able to afford those luxury items and wouldn't know what it felt like to have those taken off you because you couldn't keep up the repayments. Roosevelt did work hard to get to the presidency and it took him many years of hard work to get his degrees and become a lawyer. Roosevelt would of know what hard work was he wasn't handed everything on a plate, he had to work hard to get everything he achieved, like most American he worked hard to get where he got and he would known who it would feel to lose everything he worked for. Which happened to most Americans in the great depression. Thomas Doyle 10 Anselm ...read more.

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