Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a very important man in American history. He was the 32d president of the United States. He helped the country during difficult times and led the nation to a progressive future. He was a man with strength and iniciative. But the one thing that outstanded in the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt was that he was an ordinary man that showed that with courage and persistence one may achieve their greatest goals.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882. He was born at Hyde Park, New York. His father was James Roosevelt. He was a man that came from a wealthy family. Franklin's mother was Sara Delano Roosevelt, his father's second wife.

Franklin spent most of his youth educated by governesses. He lived in the Hyde Park family estate in Dutchess County. He had a very active youth. One of his favorite hobbies were stamp and bird collecting.

Franklin also traveled a lot to Europe. He would go for study exchanges, or to compete in the varies sports he practiced. He was very good at swimming and boating. He was a tall, handsome and very outgoing young man. He was very popular at Groton School (Groton, Mass.), the school he attended.

After finishing school, Franklin went to Harvard University. He was very successful there. He studied very hard and got involved in various extracurricular activities. He was the captain of the rowing team and traveled many times to Europe in order to represent the Harvard University. He was an outstanding student. In his senior year he edited the Harvard Crimson. He graduated in the year 1903.

After his graduation at Harvard, he attended Columbia Law School. But after three years he was offered a place in a Wall Street law firm. He decided to...