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  1. 1. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. He grew up the only child in an upper middle-class family. He graduated from Harvard and Columbia Law School. (Photo Credit: CORBIS)President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on January30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. He grew up the only child in an upper middle-classfamily. He graduated from Harvard and Columbia Law School. (Photo Credit: CORBIS)
  2. 2. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt: In 1905, Rooseveltmarried his influential future first lady, Eleanor, a niece of TheodoreRoosevelt and a distant cousin. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)
  3. 3. Assistant Secretary of the Navy: Roosevelts early involvement in politics included a seatin the New York State Senate and the role of Woodrow Wilsons assistant secretary of theNavy during World War I. (Photo Credit: Library of Congress)
  4. 4. The Great Depression: He served as governor of New York from 1929 to1932, during which time he tested out various programs to help during theGreat Depression. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)
  5. 5. FDR campaigns for president: Roosevelts appeal for a strongfederal role in boosting industry and the public welfare led to hiselection as the 32nd president of the United States in 1933. (PhotoCredit: Bettmann/CORBIS)
  6. 6. Herbert Hoover and Roosevelt: Roosevelt defeated incumbentHerbert Hoover during the election of 1932 and won with a grosstotal of 472 electoral votes. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)
  7. 7. FDR with his First Cabinet: In 1933, Roosevelt embarked onan ambitious effort to jump-start the economy through federalwork and welfare policies called "The New Deal". (Photo Credit:Bettmann/CORBIS)
  8. 8. Roosevelt gives fireside chat: Roosevelt began radiospeeches called "fireside chats" that were used to keep thepublic optimistic during the Great Depression. (Photo Credit:Bettmann/CORBIS)
  9. 9. FDR signing bill: In 1921 at the age of 39, Roosevelt contracted arare incidence of adult polio and lost the use of his legs. There arevery few pictures of him actually sitting in his wheel chair, since hedidn’t want photographs that visually represented his disability.(Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)
  10. 10. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: When it looked as if Hitlermight invade Britain after the saturation bombing of London,Roosevelt boldly launched the "lend-lease" program early in 1941,which promised massive weapons and war-material exports to Britain.(Photo Credit: Public Domain)
  11. 11. Attack on Pearl Harbor: Japan bombed American fleetsat Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 which pushed theUnited States to formally declare war. (Photo Credit:Bettmann/CORBIS)
  12. 12. FDR declares war: Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war andAmerican industry then underwent a massive conversion to defenseproduction. (Photo Credit: Library of Congress)
  13. 13. Japanese Internment Camp: Rooseveltcontroversially supported the internment of Japanesein America during the war. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)
  14. 14. Roosevelt making a radio announcement: He workedclosely with Allied leaders to plan the liberation of Europe,which was led by American troops. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)
  15. 15. Churchill, FDR, and Stalin at Yalta: In delicate war-time negotiations with Stalin,Roosevelt recognized the strategic importance of relying on the Soviet Union todivert Hitlers attention away from an Allied liberation of Europe. (Photo Credit: USNavy)
  16. 16. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Roosevelts healthdeteriorated rapidly toward the end of the war and hisphysical ailments became clearly visible to the public. (PhotoCredit: CORBIS)
  17. 17. FDRs funeral procession: FDR died on April 12,1945, of a stroke at his home in Warm Springs,Georgia, leaving Vice President Harry Truman tosee the U.S. to victory (Photo Credit: Library ofCongress)
  18. 18. Polio victim lays wreath at FDRs grave: In 1938, Roosevelt founded theMarch of Dimes to raise funds for polio research and rehabilitation. (PhotoCredit: Bettmann/CORBIS )
  19. 19. Works CitedAmerican President: Franklin D. Roosevelt. 2006. Rector and Visitors. 7 May. 2012<>Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 1999. The White House. 10 May. 2012<>FDR’S First Inaugural Address. 1993. Random House. 10 May. 2012<>Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Presidents. 2010. Corp. for Public Broadcasting. 12 May. 2012<>Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. 2006. National Archives. 15 May. 2012<>Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography. 2012. Advameg Inc. 3 May. 2012<>
  20. 20. Biography onFranklin Delano Roosevelt By Haley Zigas