America 's Best President : Franklin D. Roosevelt Essay

1055 Words Apr 7th, 2016 5 Pages
America’s Best President Many of you have heard about the 32nd president of the United States of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt. If not, here is some quick background information. Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into a well-known and wealthy family in 1882 at Hyde Park, New York. Which is now a national historic site that a lot people visit specially because of him. Roosevelt was the only child his parents ever had so he never had to compete with any other siblings. He attended Harvard University and Columbia Law school (1904-1907). On April 17, 1905, also known as Saint Patrick’s Day, he married a distant cousin, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, who was the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. They had six children, five of whom survived infancy: Anna born in 1906, James born in 1907, Elliott born in 1910, Franklin, Jr. born in 1914 and John born in 1916. (Biography of FDR)
Growing up, Roosevelt was educated by private tutors for the first 8 years of his life. At age 9, he attended his first school in Bad Nauheim, Germany where both his parents were temporarily living. As a kid, he seemed to have been quick, outgoing, and gregarious which he later used to his advantages. He was described by one of his teachers as a “bright young fellow” who quickly made lots of friends. That fall, he got sent to a school in Groton. One of the most exclusive prep schools in the U.S. to provide moral, intellectual, and physical development. One of the headmasters said, about Roosevelt, and I…

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