Early life and family Theodore Roosevelt at age 11 Roosevelt's coat of arms, featuring a rose bush in reference to the name: Rooseveltall sons of Cornelius Roosevelt.
Roosevelt's parents, who were sixth cousins,  both came from wealthy old New York families, the Roosevelts and the Delanosrespectively. Roosevelt's patrilineal ancestor migrated to New Amsterdam in the 17th century, and the Roosevelts flourished as merchants and landowners.
His father, James Roosevelt I, graduated from Harvard Law School inbut chose not to practice law after receiving an inheritance from his grandfather, James Roosevelt. At age nine he attended public school in Germany. He took up golf in his teen years, becoming a skilled long hitter.
Its headmaster, Endicott Peabodypreached the duty of Christians to help the less fortunate and urged his students to enter public service.
Peabody remained a strong influence throughout Roosevelt's life, officiating at his wedding and visiting him as president. Theodore's vigorous leadership style and reforming zeal made him Franklin's role model and hero.
Roosevelt entered Columbia Law School inbut dropped out in after passing the New York bar exam. She attempted to break the engagement several times. The home was owned by Sara Roosevelt until her death in and was very much her home as well. Eleanor never felt at home in the houses at Hyde Park or New York, but she loved the family's vacation home on Campobello Islandwhich Sara gave to the couple.
Like his father had, Franklin left the raising of the children to his wife, while Eleanor in turn largely relied on hired caregivers to raise the children. Referring to her early experience as a mother, she later stated that she knew "absolutely nothing about handling or feeding a baby.
AnnaJamesand Elliott were born in, andrespectively. The couple's second son, Franklin, died in infancy in Another son, also named Franklinwas born inand the youngest child, Johnwas born in Franklin contemplated divorcing Eleanor, but Sara objected strongly and Lucy would not agree to marry a divorced man with five children.
Eleanor never truly forgave him, and their marriage from that point on was more of a political partnership. The emotional break in their marriage was so severe that when Roosevelt asked Eleanor in —in light of his failing health—to come back home and live with him again, she refused. He and Lucy maintained a formal correspondence, and began seeing each other again inor perhaps earlier.
Despite this, Roosevelt's affair was not widely known until the s. Aides began to refer to her at the time as "the president's girlfriend",  and gossip linking the two romantically appeared in the newspapers. Roosevelt held little passion for the practice of law and confided to friends that he planned to eventually enter politics.
Roosevelt was an attractive recruit for the party because Theodore Roosevelt was still one of the country's most prominent politicians, and a Democratic Roosevelt was good publicity; the candidate could also pay for his own campaign.
Rather than putting his political hopes on hold, Roosevelt ran for a seat in the state senate. In the U. Senate electionwhich was determined in a joint session of the New York state legislature, [c] Roosevelt and nineteen other Democrats caused a prolonged deadlock by opposing a series of Tammany-backed candidates.
Finally, Tammany threw its backing behind James A. O'Gormana highly regarded judge who Roosevelt found acceptable, and O'Gorman won the election in late March.
Franklin's decision to back Wilson over Theodore Roosevelt in the general election alienated some members of his family, although Theodore himself was not offended. Overcoming a bout with typhoid feverand due to the help of journalist Louis McHenry HoweRoosevelt was re-elected in the elections.
After the elections, he served as chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and his success with farm and labor bills was a precursor to his New Deal policies twenty years later. Glynnhe faced a formidable opponent in the Tammany-backed James W. Roosevelt learned a valuable lesson, that federal patronage alone, without White House support, could not defeat a strong local organization.
Though he remained publicly supportive of Wilson, Roosevelt sympathized with the Preparedness Movementwhose leaders strongly favored the Allied Powers and called for a military build-up.
Congress approved the declaration of war on Germany on April 6. For the next year, Roosevelt remained in Washington to coordinate the mobilization, supply, and deployment of naval vessels and personnel.
On the day voyage, the pandemic influenza virus struck and killed many on board. Roosevelt became very ill with influenza and a complicating pneumonia, but he recovered by the time the ship landed in New York. Roosevelt and his associates approached Herbert Hoover about running for the Democratic presidential nomination, with Roosevelt as his running mate.
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Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt . Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (/ ˈ r oʊ z ə v ɛ l t / ROH-zə-velt; October 27, – January 6, ) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from to He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September and as the 33rd Governor of New York from to As a leader of the Republican Party.
Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York, to a Dutch American family made well known by Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. FDR attended Groton School, Harvard College, and Columbia Law School, and went on to practice law in New York City.
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