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Franklin Roosevelt

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Felix Morris

on 9 December 2014

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Transcript of Franklin Roosevelt

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Leadership Qualities
Japanese internment
Jewish refugees
Pearl Harbor
Failure to deal with racial inequality
Could seem vain and insincere
Used strong arm tactics
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Brief History
Overcoming Obstacles
Born January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York
Theodore Roosevelt is his fifth cousin
Attended Harvard University
The Harvard Crimson
Attended Columbia law school
Married Eleanor Roosevelt in 1905
Elected to New York State Senate 1910
Appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1913
Ran for Vice President in 1920 but lost
Infected with Polio in 1921
Governor of New York 1928
Elected President in 1932
Only person elected to four terms
Died April 12, 1945
Seven years of rehabilitation
Listened to others
The "brain trust"
Not afraid to admit mistakes
Learned from mistakes
Remained flexible to different ideas
Franklin Roosevelt
Curiosity and optimism
Great communicator
He was available
Minimum Wage
Social Security
Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
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