The official portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The official portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
 
 
Franklin Roosevelt at age 11
Franklin Roosevelt at age 11
 
 
Roosevelt at age 31
Roosevelt at age 31
 
 
The Roosevelt Family
The Roosevelt Family
 
 
Photo of President Roosevelt in 1933
Photo of President Roosevelt in 1933
 
 
Roosevelt often spoke to Americans
Roosevelt often spoke to Americans
 
 
Roosevelt in Europe with Churchill and Stalin <br>two months before he died
Roosevelt in Europe with Churchill and Stalin
two months before he died
 
#32 Roosevelt, Franklin
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Born January 30, 1882 (Hyde Park, New York)
Died April 12, 1945 (Warm Springs, Georgia)
President Number 32
Dates in Office March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945
Vice-Presidents John Garner (1933-1941), Henry Wallace (1941-1945)
& Harry Truman (1945)
Party Affiliation Democratic
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
Occupation(s) lawyer, politician
Major Accomplishment(s) New York state senator, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, governor of New York , started many public works programs, started Social Security, entered U.S. into WWII

Franklin Roosevelt was born to rich parents. He was an only child. Franklin had the very best education. In 1905, Franklin married Eleanor. Together they had six children. Sadly, one child died as a baby.

In 1907, Franklin became a lawyer. He entered politics in 1910. He was elected to the New York senate. Next, he helped President Woodrow Wilson.

In 1921, Roosevelt came down with polio. He legs were weakened. He had great difficulty walking and standing. Franklin needed leg braces and a wheelchair. However, this did not prevent Roosevelt from running for president!

Franklin Roosevelt was elected president four times. He was president for 12 years. This was longer than any other president.

Franklin Roosevelt was president during the Great Depression. Many families had no money and very little food. He started programs to help the people. These programs were part of Roosevelt’s New Deal. The New Deal programs gave many Americans good jobs. People had money to buy food. Roosevelt started Social Security to help the elderly.

The United States entered World War II in December, 1941. Japan had bombed our ships in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. At the same time, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, too.

World War II lasted many years. The stress of war was very hard on Roosevelt. He became seriously ill. Just two weeks before the war ended in Europe, Franklin Roosevelt died. He did not get to see America win World War II.

Resource information

Franklin D. Roosevelt. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/franklin-d-roosevelt-9463381

Franklin D. Rosevelt: Life in Brief—Miller Center. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://millercenter.org/president/biography/fdroosevelt-life-in-brief

Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/education/resources/bio_fdr.html

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