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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt guided the United States through challenging times. He sought to help the American people in many different ways, including creating social safety nets for the elderly and the unemployed. In a speech to Congress, he said that "I place the security of the men, women and children of the Nation first. Let's learn more about the man behind these impressive achievements. FDR had a half-brother. He was the only child of Sara Delano and James Roosevelt, but he was not, however, his father's only child.
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Today is the birthday of the only person to run for, and win, the presidency four times: Franklin D. And how was young Franklin related to President Theodore Roosevelt? The men were fifth cousins, so they had the same great-great-great-great-grandparents. In this case, the distant relative was Nicholas Roosevelt, who lived from to Young Franklin was also related to his own wife. Since her father had passed away, Eleanor was walked down the aisle on her wedding day in by the president himself, Uncle Teddy. Young Franklin also reportedly had a hard time adjusting to school.