The Presidents of the USA

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Franklin Roosevelt
1933-1945


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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
 

birthplace

Hyde Park, NY

birthday

January 30

Life

1882-1945

age

OFC:51 , d. 63

party

Democratic

presidency highlights

Exit from the Great Depression — New Deal — World War II

nickname:

FDR

vice-president:

John Garner (1933-41), Henry Wallace (1941-45), Truman (1945)
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previous office

Governor of New York

key background fact:

Contracted polio, at 39, and was paralyzed from the waist down

occupation

Lawyer

military service

none

children

6:   5 boys  1 girl

wife:

(Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt (1905)

height

6' 2'' / 1.88 m

higher education

Harvard, Columbia (Law)

religion

Episcopalian

 

quote

"Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

actions & events

  • 1933 First 100 days legislation frenzy
  • 1933 1st New Deal: acts on relief, recovery, reform
  • 1935 2nd New Deal: WPA, Social Security,Labor support

economy

  • 1933 Glass-Steagall Act to protect bank accounts
  • 1933 Agricultural Adjustment ; production limits
  • 1933 National Industrial Recovery:codes for industry

foreign affairs

  • 1935 Lend-Lease Act, allowing US to aid Allies.
  • 1943 Tehran Conference: "Big Three" meeting
  • 1944 Bretton-Woods: IMF
  • 1945 Yalta Conference

military activity

  • 1941 Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-45 World War II

unique facts

  • The only president elected more than 2 times (4)
  • The only paraplegic president.
  • The first president to fly in an airplane.

interesting

He contracted polio at 39. Through rigorous exercise, he learned to stand with braces.

He was 5th cousin of the 26th US president Theodore Roosevelt

military activity

  • 1941 Pearl Harbor
  • 1941-45 World War II

Legacy

The longest and one of the most acclaimed presidencies in American history. He led the United States, with absolute success, out of the Great Depression and later in victory in the World War II.

Yalta conference

Yalta conference