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             Roosevelt was born at Hyde Park in New York city on January 30 1882. He went on to become one of the greatest strategic and motivational presidents this nation has ever seen. Roosevelt had a great deal of accomplishment throughout his lifetime even through all the hardships he had to overcome. His father died while he was studying at Harvard. This came as a great disappointment to Roosevelt but he overcame it with his positive outlook on life and his will to push on. After his fathers death he continued his forge to become one of the greatest presidents ever, but he ran into other obstacles along the way. A few years later he was vacationing at the Campobello islands to get away when he was stricken with polio. He spent much of the next seven years trying to recover the use of his legs. With all the chaos in his life he was still known as a very humorous and outgoing person.
             Roosevelt first became interested in politics while he was working as a junior clerk in the law firm of Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn. He was elected to the New York state senate in 1910 this was the start of his political career. After getting a seat in the senate he decided to pursue his career in politics and president Woodrow Wilson appointed him assistant secretary of the navy. Roosevelt took much pride in this job, but he was devastated when he lost his seat in the senate to James W Gerard just a year later. After his defeated for a seat in the senate he stayed active in politics. He ran for vice president in 1920 with James N. Cox but Coolidge and Harding defeated them. After his defeated he still had a hunger for politics so he managed Smiths presidential campaign unsuccessfully. Even after anther defeat Roosevelt ran for governor of New York in 1928 he won but by only 50.3%. He remained governor for four years until he realized that the nation was falling apart due to the depression. He saw this as his chance to step up and he was elected president on 1932.

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