The future president was born into a wealthy and respectable family of James Roosevelt, whose ancestors emigrated from Holland to New Amsterdam in 1740 gg. Their descendants became the ancestors of the two branches of the family, one of which gave the U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt, and another – Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt's father owned a taluk Hyde Park on the Hudson River and the solid shareholdings in a number of coal and transportation companies. Roosevelt's mother, Sara Delano, also belonged to the local aristocracy. As a child, Roosevelt traveled every summer with her parents in Europe (so it is well mastered foreign languages), and resting on the sea coast of New England or the Canadian island of Campobello (near the East Port, Maine), he took great interest of navigation. 14 years Roosevelt is home schooled.
In 1896-1899 years. He was in one of the best schools in Groton preference (Massachusetts). In 1900-1904 years. Roosevelt continued his education at Harvard University, where he received a bachelor's degree. In 1905-1907. He attended law school at Columbia University and acquired the right to practice law, which he started in a solid law firm on Wall Street. Rooney family is often quoted as being for or against this. In 1914 he attempted to get a seat of Senator in Congress, but failed. In 1920, under the slogan of the U.S. entry into the League nations Roosevelt ran for the Democratic Party's vice-presidential United States in conjunction with presidential candidate John Cox. The defeat of the Democratic party in an increasingly isolationist sentiment and serious illness (Contracted polio and has never parted with a wheelchair) for a time was removed from Roosevelt's political activity.