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FDR's Ties to GA

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Phuoc Nguyen

on 16 November 2011

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FDR's Ties To GA/ Phuoc Nguyen Where, What, Who, and How? On August 1921 Theodore Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio while on a vacation in Maine Despite intensive treatment Roosevelt would never regain full use of his legs George Foster Peabody told Rosevelt of a warm springs that had theoritical healing properties Franklin Roosevelt visited the warm springs 42 times and refered to it as his second home On October 3, 1924 Roosevelt took his first swim in the springs He said that he had never felt water that was so pleasant but soon was able to stand four feet in four feet of water Roosevelt stayed at the Warm Springs swiming almost daily He also began to explore the rural countryside and towns When Roosevelt got a glimpse on rural southern poverty, it left a strong impression on him SS8H9 The student will describe the impact of World War II on Georgia’s development economically, socially, and politically. Discuss President Roosevelt’s ties to Georgia including his visits to Warm Springs and his impact on the state. Roosevelt's Cottage Peabody Years later, when Warm Springs was fully established Roosevelt jokingly told an audience of the spring he spent there , in which he said "these therapists don't know anything about it. When Roosevelt returned to Warm Springs in the spring of 1926, he was ready to purchase much of the property himself. Roosevelt was already spending huge amounts of money trying to regain his physical health, and he may well have seen Warm Springs as a profitable enterprise. Roosevelt made numerous changes to the Warm springs although when the war began... May 22, 1939 the Axis had formed and 2 days after September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland World War II had begun March 30, 1945 Roosevelt arrived in Warm Springs suffering from exhaustion and his advancing heart disease had taken a toll on him. FDR's Final Days in GA Little White House in Warm Springs, Roosevelt slept late on the morning of April 12 Roosevelt had a slight headache when he awoke, but was soon up and about FDR seated himself at his desk to go over some State Department papers, while chatting with two visiting cousins and two other women one of whom was there to do his portrait April 12-13, 1945 Roosevelt continued to sign routine official papers, while the artist worked on her portrait He lit a cigarette, suddenly his hand fell, with the fingers twitching. Then, Roosevelt's arm fell to his side, his head sagged, and his entire body slumped in the chair One of his cousins immediately summoned the doctor who was traveling with the president The president's blood pressure had skyrocketed, and one of his eyes was dilating uncontrollably. Roosevelt had suffered what the doctor would characterize as a "massive cerebral hemorrhage There was nothing any of the doctors could have done the illness had been too severe President Franklin D. Roosevelt died on his small bed in his small cottage in Warm Springs, Georgia At 5:47 pm, the White House switchboard notified all the major news services that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had died in Warm Springs at 3:35 that afternoon Almost all Americans seemed they had lost not only a leader but a friend who had guided them through the Great Depression and the war worldwide One of Roosevelt's advisors had to travel to Atlanta to find a coffin large enough for his body Graham Jackson, a musician who had often played for Roosevelt stepped from the crowd and, played Dvorak's "Going Home" on his accordion as Roosevelt made his final departure from Warm Springs Graham Jackson FDR waving at Warm Springs FDR during World War II
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