The Political Dreams and Realities of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt officially entered politics when he was 28 years old when he became a candidate for a New York district. He was chosen to represents the Democrats because he was a well known figure and he had the money to pay for his own expenses. He was barely elected after a campaign stressing deep personal interest. They say that this was the first good year for the Democrats.
Roosevelt became a well known character after he led the Democrats to the refusal to follow the leadership of Tammany Hall. …