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Title: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Charismatic Leadership


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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Charismatic Leadership
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Basic Biography
  • Born 1882
  • Graduated from Harvard, 1904
  • Married Eleanor Roosevelt (niece of Theodore
    Roosevelt), 1905
  • Elected to New York legislature, 1910-1913
  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1913-1920
  • Nominated for Vice-President, 1920
  • Stricken with polio, 1921 recovery at Warm
    Springs
  • Governor of New York, 1928-1932
  • President of U.S., 1933-1945
  • Great Depression and New Deal
  • World War II
  • Died in Warm Springs, April 12, 1945

All photographs (except as noted) from Franklin
D. Roosevelt Library, Museum, and Digital
Archives, http//www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/
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The Growth of a Leader
  • Childhood a life of wealth and privilege
  • Family connections to to political leaders (birth
    and marriage)
  • Early ambitions to follow in footsteps of his
    uncle by marriage
  • Marriage to TRs niece
  • Cabinet position as Asst. Secretary of Navy (also
    held by TR)
  • Early run for Vice-President
  • Perceived as a lightweight
  • Then..

4
Polio
  • FDR contracted polio while on vacation at
    Campobello (Maine coast)
  • Despite years of treatment (Warm Springs), never
    regained ability to walk
  • With heavy braces, could simulate walking
  • Minimized disability only two existing pictures
    of FDR in wheelchair
  • Many credit battle with polio for FDRs sympathy
    with people

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Becoming a Charismatic Leader
  • Times of crisis (Depression, WWII)
  • Radical solutions
  • New Deal (public employment, banking regulation,
    etc.)
  • Solutions accepted by most (but not all)
  • Giving hope to people
  • Inaugural address
  • Fireside chats
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Projected confidence, but also willing to try
    anything

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The Crisis Economic
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The Crisis War
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