FDR, now 28 years old, first sought and won elected office in 1910 when he ran for a seat in the New York state senate. He ran and won as a Democrat and his party did well in these midterm elections. In Albany, he proved to be a force to be reckoned with and led a group of senators opposing the governor's nominee to the U,S. Senate. He was reelected in 1912 but accepted the post of Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the Wilson administration. Teddy Roosevelt decided as early as 1910 that he would again seek the Republican nomination for president. The party bosses however had other plans forcing TR to run as a third party candidate. His campaign was poorly organized and while campaigning in Milwaukee he was shot in the chest, forcing him to suspend his campaign. In the end, he split the vote leading to the election of Woodrow Wilson. His last hurrah was his expedition down the amazon, a grueling trip that almost killed him. With the advent of World War I, both Franklin and Teddy sided...