When Franklin Roosevelt was 41, he was crippled by polio. His mother urged him to retire, but his wife persuaded him to return to public life. When Roosevelt decided to run for president, his opponents said his physical condition, among other things, made him unfit for the White House.
Do you think that a person’s physical limitations have anything to do with how well he or she can govern? What qualities do you think makes a person fit to be president?
American History 2
What is a "bellringer"?
A "bellringer" is an opening activity for our class. It will usually consist of a short writing prompt related to a topic we will cover in class each day.
Read the blog post with today's opening question. Respond to the question with a paragraph of about 5 sentences.