President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Facts, information, and Trivia about President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the United States of America’s thirty-second president.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on January 30, 1882 and grew up to become America’s thirty-second president.
He was a lawyer before he became President of the United States at age 51.
His place of primary affiliation was New York.
Franklin D. Roosevelt became president on Saturday, March 4, 1933 and left the office on Thursday, April 12, 1945.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a member of the Democratic Party and his vice presidents were John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, and Harry S. Truman.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's nicknames include FDR, The Boss, and King Franklin.
No president has been in power for as long as Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only one who has been elected more than twice. He died after being selected for the fourth time.
For over 12 years he reigned from the White House. There was a continuous crisis during his presidency. His presidency embraced both the country's worst economic crisis, which he brought the nation out of, and the most extensive war the U.S. has participated in, which he led to victory.
When Roosevelt moved into the White House in 1933, the economy had collapsed. One in four Americans was unemployed.
Roosevelt laid the foundation for the American welfare state. In 1935 came the first federal age pension, at the same time states were required to introduce unemployment benefits.
He kick started the economy by spending more money than the government had, and the distress was so great that he got Congress to limit the big business trusts of power by giving unions the right to collective agreements.
Roosevelt was president for so long that he appointed several liberal Supreme Court judges. Thus, he laid the foundation for civil rights.
He was tough real politician. He died before the final victory and did not have to take responsibility for the use of nuclear weapons against the Japanese. But he lived long enough to negotiate with Stalin about how the world would look after Hitler was defeated. Roosevelt must have been one of the few who managed a dialogue with Stalin.
Roosevelt was the first president on television.
President Roosevelt is portrayed on U.S. coins. Other presidents portrayed on U.S. coins include President Lincoln, President Washington, President Kennedy, President Jefferson, and President Eisenhower.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was 63 years old when he died on April 12, 1945.
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