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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, served as the 32nd President of the United States, from 1933 to 1945Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
President's trip abroad meeting with Churchill. President Roosevelt is about to cut into birthday cake. Enroute in a big plane from Trinidad to Miami on his 61st birthday anniversary, he had to forego his customary personal address to celebrate at birthday balls throughout the United States for the benefit of infantile paralysis suffers. At his right is his chief military advisor, Admiral William D. Leahy. Looking on with deep interest from the other side of the table is Harry L. Hopkins. Lieutenant Cone, captain of the plane, is at Hopkins' left
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, served as the 32nd President of the United States, from 1933 to 1945.
Roosevelt was born in 1882, to a prominent Dutch family from Dutchess County, New York. He attended the elite Groton School and Harvard College. He married Eleanor Roosevelt, with whom he had six children. Roosevelt fought with polio since 1921.
He entered politics in 1910, serving in the New York State Senate, and then as Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow Wilson. In 1920, Roosevelt ran for vice president with presidential candidate James M. Cox, but lost to the Republican ticket. He successfully ran for Governor of New York in 1928.
In 1932 Roosevelt successfully defeated Republican president Herbert Hoover to win the presidency of the United States. In his first hundred days in office, Roosevelt initiated an unprecedented legislation and issued a number of executive orders that instituted the New Deal programs.
He created numerous programs supporting the unemployed and farmers, encouraged labor union growth while more closely regulating business and Wall street finance. The repeal of Prohibition in 1933 helped FDR to win re-election in 1936. The economy improved rapidly from 1933 to 1937 but then relapsed into a deep recession in 1937–38.
As World War II loomed after 1938, with the Japanese invasion of China and the aggression of Nazi Germany, Roosevelt gave strong diplomatic and financial support to China and the United Kingdom, while remaining officially neutral. His goal was to make America the "Arsenal of Democracy", which would supply munitions to the Allies.
In March 1941, Roosevelt, with Congressional approval, provided Lend-Lease aid to Britain and China. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, United States declared war on Japan and, a few days later, on Germany. During the war, unemployment dropped to 2%, relief programs largely ended, and the industrial economy grew rapidly to new heights as millions of people moved to wartime factory jobs or entered military service.
Roosevelt supervised the mobilization of the U.S. economy. As an active military leader, he implemented a war strategy on two fronts that ended in the defeat of the Axis Powers and the development of the world's first nuclear bomb. His work also influenced the later creation of the United Nations and Bretton Woods. Roosevelt's health seriously declined during the war years, and he died three months into his fourth term.
"If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time."
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE RETURNS FROM WARM SPRINGS. WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 10. LOOKING THE PICTURE OF HEALTH, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TODAY RETURNED FROM A SPRING VACATION AT WARM SPRINGS. BESIDES SECRETARY OF COMMERCE HARRY HOPKINS WHO ACCOMPANIED THE PRESIDENT ON THE TRIP FROM HIS GEORGIA RETREAT, OTHERS AT UNION STATION WERE SECRETARY OF STATE CORDELL HULL AND SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY HENRY MORGENTHAU. LITTLE DIANA HOPKINS, DAUGHTER OF THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, IS ALSO IN THE PICTURE
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Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Jas. Walker, and FDR
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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. - Harris & Ewing, Studio Portrait
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. - Harris & Ewing, Studio Portrait
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. - Harris & Ewing, Studio Portrait
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Laying Keel of U.S.S. Battleship Number 39, Arrival of Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Others

Laying Keel of U.S.S. Battleship Number 39, Arrival of Assistant Secre...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

[Franklin Roosevelt, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing left]
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.
[Franklin D. Roosevelt]
Flag Day 1914 - Bryan, Daniels, Wilson, Breckinridge Long, Wm. Phillips, & Franklin D. Roosevelt

Flag Day 1914 - Bryan, Daniels, Wilson, Breckinridge Long, Wm. Phillip...

Standing in front of State, War & Navy Building, Washington, D.C. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. In album: Woodrow Wilson, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company. Nationa... More

Woodrow Wilson and some of his associates: William J. Bryan, Josephus Daniels, Breckinridge Long, William Phillips, and Franklin D. Roosevelt - photo. taken at the State Department, June 14, 1914

Woodrow Wilson and some of his associates: William J. Bryan, Josephus ...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item, with subsequent revisions. In album: Woodrow Wilson, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company. National Photo Company Collection (Library of ... More

ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. FLAG DAY
[Franklin D. Roosevelt]
[Group includes Josephus Daniels at head of table; and Franklin D. Roosevelt]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt at White House; State, War and Navy Building in background. Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D.] Roosevelt
[Franklin D. Roosevelt]
NAVY DEPARTMENT, U.S. NAVY DEPARTMENT CHIEFS. HEADS: ADM. STRAUSS, CHIEF OF ORDNANCE; ADM. BENSON, CHIEF OF OPERATIONS; ADM. McLEAN, JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL; H. DeB. PARSONS, CIVIL ENG.; ASST. SEC. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; ADM. McGOWAN, PAYMASTER GENERAL; SECRETARY DANIELS; CAPT. D. WURTZBAUGH
[Franklin D. Roosevelt, left]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Prince of Wales at Annapolis, [Maryland]
Prince of Wales at Annapolis, [Maryland]
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. WITH ADMIRAL SIMS
Prince at Annapolis, [Maryland]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt, full length, standing, facing left; holding hat and speaking]

[Franklin D. Roosevelt, full length, standing, facing left; holding ha...

J242619 U.S. Copyright Office. Photo copyrighted by Harris & Ewing. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. I.; Pres. I.; Shelf.

Inauguration of presidents of the United States. Inauguration of President Franklin Roosevelt III
Governor Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt surrounded by newspapermen as they arrived outside the White House for conference with Pres. Wilson

Governor Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt surrounded by newspapermen as t...

National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress).

[Franklin D. Roosevelt and Gov. James Cox; both seated, full lgth.]
Dog show, 1920; Franklin D. Roosevelt & daughter, 5/8/20
[Franklin D. Rooosevelt, full-length portrait, speaking from platform, facing slightly left, during campaign]

[Franklin D. Rooosevelt, full-length portrait, speaking from platform,...

J242619 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Harris & Ewing.

[Franklin Delano Roosevelt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Governor Cox photographed on the latter's arrival in Washington today

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Governor Cox photographed on the latter's ar...

Standing with small group of other men. National Photo Company Collection.

Franklin on new penny, Lincoln on new nickel? Washington D.C., Jan. 22. Henry Smythe, Jr., of New York City, has written a letter to Secretary of Treasury Morgenthau urging that the head of Benjamin Franklin in 1938 adorn the one cent piece and Abraham LIncoln's memory be honored on a new nickle. Smythe is the founder, Nationally, of the celebration of Benjamin Franklin's birthday, which was last Sunday, January 17. his profile surprisingly resembles President Roosevelt's, 1/22/1937
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt (front)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Exercising in the Walking Court at Warm Springs, Georgia
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Exercising in a Pool at Warm Springs
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Swimming in a Pool at Warm Springs, Georgia
[Franklin D. Roosevelt, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing left]

[Franklin D. Roosevelt, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing ...

J10138 U.S. Copyright Office. Photoprint by Margaret DeM. Brown.

[Franklin D. Roosevelt, three quarters length portrait, seated on porch, facing right]

[Franklin D. Roosevelt, three quarters length portrait, seated on porc...

J10137 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Pres. I.; Shelf.

[Sculpture: Bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt, center]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt at desk]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt at desk]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt, center]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt throwing out ball at baseball game]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt at desk]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt at baseball game]
[Franklin Roosevelt (standing with cane) and Eleanor Roosevelt]
[Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt at Washington baseball game]
[Franklin Roosevelt and group at White House, Washington, D.C.)
[Franklin D. Roosevelt at podium]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt at desk]
[Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt in presidential automobile]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade. Washington, D.C.]
[Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Crowd outside U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
[Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Podium at U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration at U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.]
FDR [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] at desk receiving plaque from woman. 2 men
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
PRESIDENT AND MRS. ROOSEVELT ATTEND SOCIETY CIRCUS AT FORT MYER, VA. FORSAKING AFFAIRS OF STATE FOR THE AFTERNOON, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WITH MRS. ROOSEVELT ATTENDED THE SOCIETY CIRCUS AT FORT MYER, VA., TODAY. IN THE CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPH, L TO R: MRS. ROOSEVELT; COL. HARRY N. COOTES, COMMANDANT OF FORT MYER; PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT; AND LITTLE SISTY DALL, GRANDCHILD
WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 7. SPEAKING OVER A NATION-WIDE RADIO HOOK-UP, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TONIGHT ADDRESSED THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AS PART OF THE CELEBRATION OF BOY SCOUT WEEK. HIMSELF HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZATION, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THAT 'THE THEME CHOSEN FOR BOY SCOUT WEEK OBSERVANCE, BUILDING A STRONGER GENERATION, IS THOROUGHLY WORTHWHILE AND WE SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY THANKFUL FOR A YOUTH MOVEMENT WHICH SEEKS MERELY TO PRESERVE SUCH FUNDAMENTALS A PHYSICAL STRENGTH, MENTAL ALERTNESS AND MORAL STRAIGHTNESS, A MOVEMENT TO SUPPORT THE IDEAS OF PEACE
FDR [Franklin Delano Roosevelt]- radio broadcast
[President Roosevelt at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration at U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.]
GUESTS THAT HAVE INDICATED THEIR PRESENCE AT THE COLLIER TROPHY PRESENTATION. WASHINGTON, D.C. L TO R: C.F. HORNER, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTIC ASSOCIATION, AND GENERAL ARNOLD HENRY H. ARE SHOWN AS THEY PRESENT PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WITH THE COLLIER TROPHY
[Allegorical painting of Franklin D. Roosevelt and eleven other people representing different professions seated around table; behind them is the spirit of Abraham Lincoln; before them is Christ blessing Roosevelt]

[Allegorical painting of Franklin D. Roosevelt and eleven other people...

J14367 U.S. Copyright Office. Reproduction of painting by Thomas H. Guptill.

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND JAPANESE DELEGATION IN CONFERENCE AT WHITE HOUSE. TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND STUDY THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE SITUATION, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TODAY CONFERRED WITH VISCOUNT ISHII AND MEMBERS OF HIS DELEGATION AT THE WHITE HOUSE. IN THE PHOTOGRAPH, L TO R: VISCOUNT ISHII; PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT; MRS. EIGO FUKAI, VICE GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF JAPAN; AND AMBASSADOR KATSUJI DEBUCHI
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade. Washington, D.C.]
Memorable prayer

Memorable prayer

Franklin D. Roosevelt, center left in top hat, beside limousine in which he will ride to his inauguration. Associated Press photograph. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Co... More

[Franklin D. Roosevelt at desk with group and the Collier Trophy]
U.S. SURGEON GENERAL AWARDED WILLIAM FREEMAN SNOW MEDAL, WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. SURGEON GENERAL THOMAS PARRAN WAS TODAY PRESENTED THE WILLIAM FREE SNOW MEDAL 'FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO HUMANITY' AT THE 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN SOCIAL HYGIENE ASSOCIATION. THE PRESENTATION WAS MADE BY DR. LIVINGSTON FARRAND, RIGHT, PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY. MRS. ROOSEVELT, CENTER, DELIVERED AN ADDRESS AT THE CONFERENCE
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
MRS. ROOSEVELT IS GUEST OF GIRL SCOUTS AT 15-CENT LUNCHEON. MRS. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ENJOYED A 15-CENT LUNCHEON TODAY AS GUEST OF THE GIRL SCOUTS IN THEIR 'LITTLE HOUSE' IN WASHINGTON. ON THE LEFT IS WALTER W. HEAD, PRESIDENT OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA. FLORENCE YEAGER IS THE GIRL SCOUT SERVING THE FIRST LADY OF THE LAND
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade. Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
[Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Herbert and Lou Hoover on train caboose]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade. Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
[President Franklin Roosevelt and six other men in cabinet room]

[President Franklin Roosevelt and six other men in cabinet room]

Copyright by Underwood & Underwood. Photograph by National Photo Co.

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT REVIEWS ARMY DAY PARADE IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON WAS THE CENTER OF ALL ARMY DAY CELEBRATIONS TODAY AS 82 MILITARY AND PATRIOTIC UNITS PASSED IN REVIEW BEFORE PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND HEADS OF THE ARMY AND NAVY
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration at U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.]
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ARRIVES HOME FROM VACATION. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ARRIVED AT THE NAVY YARD, WASHINGTON, TODAY ABOARD THE YACHT OF VINCENT ASTOR, THE NOMRAMAHAL, FROM HIS VACATION AT HYDE PARK. IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT IS CONGRATULATING THE SKIPPER OF THE NOMRAMAHAL, CAPT. GUSTAF KLANG, FOR THE SMOOTH VOYAGE DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD. ON THE RIGHT IS CAPT. WALTER N. VERNOU, WHITE HOUSE NAVAL AIDE
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration, Washington, D.C.]
AIR MAIL PILOT GETS HIGHEST MEDAL FOR BRAVERY. MAL FREEBURG, COMMERCIAL AIRMAIL PILOT, RECEIVES THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FROM THE PRESIDENT, AND THUS BECOMES THE FIRST AIR MAIL PILOT EVER TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD FOR ACTS OF BRAVERY DURING PEACE TIMES. FROM THE LEFT: DAVID L. BEHNCKE, PRESIDENT OF THE AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION; W.W. HOWES, 2ND ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL IN CHARGE OF AIRMAIL; JESSE DONALDSON, DEPUTY TO MR. HOWE; REP. CLYDE KELLEY OF PA; PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT; PILOT FREEBURG RECEIVING MEDAL AND STEPHEN A. CESLER, SUPERINTENDENT OF AIR MAILS
[Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration. Parade and presidential viewing stand. Washington, D.C.]
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