... Rise and Influence of Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War 2 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, America's longest serving President, is one of the most
important political figures of the twentieth century. He led the USA through twelve years
of domestic and international disorder and war. It is a general perception among people that
no American President is more concerned about how he is portrayed than Franklin
Roosevelt. He shrouded himself in dozens of disguises, including Sphinx, Father, Doctor,
and Captain of the Ship of State. One main theme was consistent. Franklin Roosevelt
invariably represented himself and was portrayed by others, as hale, hearty, optimistic, and
healthy, his most bri...