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  Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Roosevelt allied himself firmly with reform elements in the party by his vigorous campaign for Woodrow Wilson in the election of 1912.
Roosevelt was reelected governor in 1930, and, to deal with the growing problems of the economic depression, he in 1932 surrounded himself with a small group of intellectuals (later called the Brain Trust) as well as with other experts in many fields.
Roosevelt’s inaugural address held words of hope and vigor to reassure the troubled country—“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”—and at the same time to prepare it for a prompt and unprecedented emergency program—“This Nation asks for action, and action now.
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 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
On January 30, 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York to James Roosevelt, the son of a wealthy family, and Sara Delano Roosevelt, the second wife of James Roosevelt.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt dropped out of Columbia Law School in 1907 when he was offered a chance to join the New York bar and work for a law firm on Wall Street until 1910.
At the Democratic convention of 1924, Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran for the New York governorship at the urging of Alfred E. Smith, who was nominated for the presidency, as well as identified with Tammany Hall.
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  Franklin Delano Roosevelt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Franklin Roosevelt's presidency did not come about as the final achievement of a man struggling to earn his living as a professional politician; Roosevelt was not a man who needed to earn a living.
FDR was a master at doing just that, just as he was a master at putting together ambitious reforms and agencies, as the people of New York saw during his governorship, and as the nation was to see when he became President.
Roosevelt would listen to their conclusions and if he agreed with them (which did not always happen), he might act on them, for they could serve to rationalize his actions.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt The American farmer, living on his own land, remains our ideal of self-reliance and spiritual balance--the source from which the reservoirs of the nation's strength are constantly renewed.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Arsenal of Democracy speech, 12-29-1940 There is solidarity, an interdependence about the modern world, both technically and morally, which makes it impossible for any nation completely to isolate itself from economic and political upheavals in the rest of the world, especially when such upheavals appear to be spreading and not declining.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Source:Radio Address, May 2, 1943 It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have a free and independent labor unions.
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  Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a semi-distant cousin to the earlier President Theodore Roosevelt.
However, a highly controversial statue of Roosevelt sitting in a wheelchair was commissioned in Washington, DC in 2001 at the urging of advocates for the disabled.
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 MSN Encarta - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt held office during two of the greatest crises ever faced by the United States: the Great Depression of the 1930s, followed by World War II (1939-1945).
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, at his family’s estate at Hyde Park, in Dutchess County, New York.
Sara Delano, 26 years younger than her previously widowed husband, brought to the marriage a fortune considerably larger than that of James Roosevelt.
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 American President   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in 1882 in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Roosevelt.
FDR grew up under the watchful eyes of his mother, whose devotion to her only child was considerable, and a host of nannies.
FDR was roundly praised for his efforts and the leaders of the Democratic Party tabbed him as a Democrat to watch.
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 Franklin Delano Roosevelt - LoveToKnow 1911
"FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (1882-), American politician, was born in Hyde Park, N.Y., Jan. 30 1882.
He was a distant cousin of Theodore Roosevelt.
He was educated at Groton, Harvard (A.B. 190 4), and the Columbia Law School (LL.B. He was admitted to the bar in 1907 and began practice in New York City.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, at the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York, the only son of James Roosevelt and Sara “Sallie” Delano Roosevelt.
Franklin made a name for himself as a bold and skillful politician who was not afraid to speak his mind.
Franklin wanted to share it with other people who suffered from polio, so he bought the run-down resort and set about rebuilding the place and made it into a treatment center for polio victims, which he called the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation.
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 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FRANK ln DEL uh no RO zuh velt) known as "FDR" was a descendant of Theodore Roosevelt, his fifth cousin, who had been the 26th President of the United States.
Roosevelt was a good father and engaged in many sports and activities with his children.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president of the United States from 1933 to 1945, the years of the Great Depression and World War II.
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 Welcome to The American Presidency
Roosevelt's opponents denounced him for increasing the role of the government in the economic life of the country and claimed that he unnecessarily involved the United States in World War II.
Roosevelt was born on a comfortable estate overlooking the Hudson River at Hyde Park, New York, on January 30, 1882.
Roosevelt supported Woodrow Wilson for the presidential nomination in 1912, and when Wilson became president in 1913, Roosevelt was appointed assistant secretary of the navy.
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 Kidsreads.com - FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT: Champion of Freedom by Kathleen Kudlinski; illustrated by Meryl Henderson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born into a life of comfort --- one could almost say a life of luxury.
Franklin had just begun his political career when he was struck down and crippled by polio.
But Franklin was not going to let polio destroy his dreams, and he fought very hard to prove to the American public that he was strong enough to be a good candidate --- first for Governor of New York, and later for President of the United States.
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 WashingtonPost.com: Remembering Franklin Delano Roosevelt
FDR was Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1932, 1934 and 1941.
Roosevelt, who was standing behind the table, said in her inimitable high-pitched voice, polite but firm, "Don't you think it's a little late for ice cream?" We took the hint and went home.
Roosevelt for his accomplishments, remember that fine would-be Americans died at the hands of a president who turned a blind eye from the words of the Statue of Liberty.
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 Franklin Delano Roosevelt - BooksReviews - www.theage.com.au
In the sections on the pre-presidential Roosevelt, for example, Black is harsher on Roosevelt's wife, Eleanor, than most, blaming her alleged humourlessness, moral priggishness and distaste for sex, rather than her husband's infidelity, for their largely dysfunctional marriage.
The figure of Roosevelt is often lost as the military history takes over: the relations between Chamberlain and Churchill, between Hitler and his generals, the moral weakness of pre-war France, the treachery of imperial Japan and the brutalities of Stalin.
The accusation that Roosevelt deliberately sacrificed the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbour in order to ensure US entry into the war is again shown to be without foundation, as is the charge that his privileged Hudson River upbringing left him indifferent to the plight of Europe's Jews.
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 Franklin Delano Roosevelt — FactMonster.com
Roosevelt's program to bring maximum aid to Britain and, after June 1941, to Russia was opposed, until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor restored national unity.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Presidency - Presidency New Deal In July, 1932, Roosevelt was chosen by the Democratic party as its presidential...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Political Start - Political Start His political career began when he was elected (1910) to the New York state senate.
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 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Harvard
Roosevelt was a class leader in extracurricular activities, but he was only an average student.
Roosevelt always had an issue to campaign for, and there is some evidence that he occasionally stirred up the student body.
Roosevelt has often been characterized as a democrat during his college days, but he was one only in a gentlemanly sense.
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 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882, at Hyde Park, New York, into one of the more famous families in America at that time.
Roosevelt was the first President to appear on television, the first to appoint a woman to the cabinet (Frances Perkins as Secretary of Labor), and the only President to serve more than eight years.
Roosevelt nonetheless was renominated and won, this time with Harry S Truman as his running mate.
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 World Almanac for Kids
ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano (1882–1945), 32d president of the U.S. elected for an unprecedented four terms, he was one of the 20th century’s most skillful political leaders.
His father, a semiretired railway executive, was a cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the U.S. Although they were not wealthy by late 19th-century standards, the Roosevelts of Hyde Park led a comfortable, gracious existence, and young Franklin’s life was sheltered; he was educated by governesses and indulged by his father.
Roosevelt, deeply in debt and disabled by polio, won a narrow victory, while Smith was defeated by Herbert Hoover.
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 Roosevelt, Franklin Delano [encyclopedia]
Franklin and Winston : An Intimate Portrait of an...
Franklin was often in the care of a governess and tutors, and until at the age of 14 he attended Groton School, where he received a solid classical, historical, and mathematical training.
Roosevelt began the 4 years of his New York governorship that were preliminary to his presidency, and since he was reelected 2 years later, it was inevitable that he should be the candidate in 1932.
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 GI -- World War II Commemoration
Roosevelt became president in March 1933 at the depth of the Great Depression, was reelected for an unprecedented three more terms, and died in office in April 1945, less than a month before the surrender of Germany in WORLD WAR II.
The secretary appreciated Roosevelt's dexterous handling of admirals, departmental employees, and labor unions, which were active in naval yards, and his opposition to the collusive bidding and price-fixing practiced by defense contractors.
Roosevelt was also wise in recognizing the futility of trying to stop Russian penetration of eastern Europe, which Soviet armies had overrun by early 1944.
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 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Home Page
In his 1941 State of the Union Address, as the nation prepared for war, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spelled out "Four Freedoms" as a reminder of what we must fight for.
More than 50 years after Roosevelt's death, his own words call out from the walls of his memorial as if he were somehow present.
Those of us who know FDR only as an historical figure will recognize these words by their association with great and catastrophic events.
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