Franklin d roosevelt facts about his childhood

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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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Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.

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Today is the birthday of the only person to run for, and win, the presidency four times: Franklin D. And how was young Franklin related to President Theodore Roosevelt? The men were fifth cousins, so they had the same great-great-great-great-grandparents. In this case, the distant relative was Nicholas Roosevelt, who lived from to Young Franklin was also related to his own wife. Since her father had passed away, Eleanor was walked down the aisle on her wedding day in by the president himself, Uncle Teddy. Young Franklin also reportedly had a hard time adjusting to school.


  1. Catherine M. says:

    James was a landowner and businessmen of considerable, but not awesome, wealth from New York.

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