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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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 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.
James Roosevelt was a moderately successful businessman, with a variety of investments and a special interest in coal.
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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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Roosevelt at first declined, saying he wanted to concentrate on rehabilitating his legs, but he finally agreed to run when he was nominatel by acclamation.
In 1937 Roosevelt suffered one of the biggest defeats of his presidency and squandered political capital won in the 1936 election when he proposed to expand the Supreme Court from nine to as rnany as fifteen judges.
Roosevelt and Churchill met with Soviet leader Joseph Stalin at Teheran in 1943 and Yalta in 1945.
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 Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography
Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on January 30, 1882, the son of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt.
Roosevelt was reelected to the State Senate in 1912, and supported Woodrow Wilson's candidacy at the Democratic National Convention.
Roosevelt's popularity and success in naval affairs resulted in his being nominated for vice-president by the Democratic Party in 1920 on a ticket headed by James M. Cox of Ohio.
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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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 President Franklin Roosevelt: Health & Medical History
Eleanor Roosevelt thought FDR's polio was "a turning point" that "proved a blessing in disguise; for it gave him strength and courage he had not had before" [3a].
As President, Roosevelt's train journeys were limited to 35 miles per hour to minimize his discomfort from the vibration of the car [1].
Theodore Roosevelt's side of the family pronounced the "Roo" in Roosevelt as in "roof." Franklin Roosevelt's side of the family pronounced it as in "rose" [6b].
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 Franklin Roosevelt
Roosevelt's abilities were brought to the attention of President Woodrow Wilson and in 1913 he appointed him as assistant secretary of the navy, a post he held for the next six years.
Roosevelt was seen as great success as governor of New York and he was the obvious choice as the Democratic presidential candidate in 1932.
Roosevelt announced that he was going to ask Congress to pass a bill enabling the president to expand the Supreme Court by adding one new judge, up to a maximum off six, for every current judge over the age of 70.
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 Franklin Delano Roosevelt hero file
Roosevelt, who has a longstanding interest in seafaring, is appointed assistant secretary of the navy in March 1913.
From 28 November to 1 December Roosevelt meets with Churchill and Stalin in Tehran, the capital of Iran.
Roosevelt's body is carried by train from Warm Springs to Washington for a memorial ceremony.
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 American President
Roosevelt’s combination of confidence, optimism, and political savvy – all of which came together in the experimental economic and social programs of the “New Deal” -- helped bring about the beginnings of a national recovery.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in 1882 in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Roosevelt.
Franklin and Eleanor were married in New York City in 1905, a few months after FDR began law school at Columbia.
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 Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York.
Roosevelt felt that his policies of recovery were being undermined by the Supreme Court, and he thus attempted to pack the Supreme Court with supporters of his policies.
Roosevelt was a strong critic of the policies of Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and expansionist Japan.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only American president to be elected four consecutive times (1932, 1936, 1940, 1944).
Roosevelt plays a leading role in the war-time alliance with Britain and the Soviet Union especially in relation to the founding of the Atlantic Charter (April 1941), and the Tehran (October 1943) and Yalta (February 1945) conferences.
President Roosevelt has little if anything to do with the German Conspiracy against Hitler, except that he allows his government to follow the advice of the British Foreign Office in ignoring the appeals of all the emissaries sent by the conspirators to obtain Allied help for their plot.
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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.
For the many Americans who lived through the Roosevelt years, the words recall personal struggles and triumphs during 12 years that seemed like a lifetime.
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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
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: Bibliography - Bibliography Roosevelt's letters (4 vol., 1947–50) were edited by E. Roosevelt, and his...
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 WashingtonPost.com: Remembering Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The next thing we knew, Roosevelt, Churchill and Adm. Wilson Brown, the president's naval aide, had gotten into a small, flat-ended rowboat, and Brown was pushing it around the pond with a long pole.
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 and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mission of the Roosevelt Institute is to inform new generations of the ideals and achievements of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and to inspire the application of their spirit of optimism and innovation to the solution of current problems.
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt communicated by word and deed a vision of a just and compassionate society.
The Roosevelt Institute believes that the spirit of pragmatic idealism that these two great leaders brought to the problems of their time can continue to inspire the struggle for peace and social justice everywhere in the world.
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 The Dying President: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944-1945, by Robert H. Ferrell
Why Roosevelt disguised the nature of his illness may be impossible to discern fully.
Roosevelt nearly ruined the choice of Senator Harry S. Truman as his running mate in 1944 by wavering in the days prior to the party's national convention.
In his final year, a year in which he faced crucial responsibility regarding World War II and American foreign policy, Franklin D. Roosevelt failed to serve the nation as a healthy president would have.
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 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During her shakedown cruise, Franklin D. Roosevelt called at Rio de Janeiro 1 to l1 February 1946 to represent the United States at the inauguration of the Brazilian president, Eurico G. Dutra, who came aboard for a short cruise.
Franklin D. Roosevelt operated off the east coast until July 1947 when she entered Norfolk Naval Ship Yard for a prolonged overhaul, during which she received improvements to her equipment and facilities.
Franklin D. Roosevelt supported the transport USS Kliensmith (APD 134) in the evacuation of 56 U.S. citizens and three foreign nationals from Nicara, Cuba, 24 October 1958, as the Cuban revolution came to a climax.
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 How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War
According to his own official statements, repeated on many occasions, and with special emphasis when the presidential election of 1940 was at stake, Franklin D. Roosevelt's policy after the outbreak of the war in Europe in 1939 was dominated by one overriding thought: how to keep the United States at peace.
Presidential pledges to "keep our country out of war," with which Roosevelt was so profuse in the summer and autumn of 1940, could reasonably be regarded as canceled by some new development in the international situation involving a real and urgent threat to the security of the United States and the Western Hemisphere.
It is with this background that one must judge the sincerity and realism of Roosevelt's alarmist speech of May 27, 1941, with its assertion: "The war is approaching the brink of the western hemisphere itself.
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 Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the World Committee on Disability established the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award on the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations on October 24, 1995.
It consists of a bronze bust of President Franklin D. Roosevelt by the distinguished artist, Jo Davidson, and a monetary prize that is awarded to an outstanding non-governmental disability program in the selected nation.
Because President Roosevelt was a world statesman with a disability and believed so strongly that the United Nations could improve the human condition for the world’s minorities, it is appropriate that the International Disability Award be named for him.
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 Franklin D. Roosevelt
When Franklin Roosevelt took his seat in New York's state legislature in 1911, some observers took a look at his patrician manner and declared him ill-suited to the rough realities of politics.
Modeled the year Franklin Roosevelt entered politics and a New York state legislator, this portrait was the work of Prince Paul Troubetzkoy.
When Roosevelt's grandmother, Nelly Blodgett commissioned Troubetzkoy to make this likeness, the understanding was that the artist would produce a small, full-length statuette.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His larger-than-life Roosevelt possesses consummate sensitivity and tactical skill, radiating power and panache despite a physical vulnerability from the polio that left him without the use of his legs at 39.
Roosevelt's pedigree and privileged childhood, his schooling, complex marriage, family relationships, rise in politics, life-changing illness, and presidency are all covered here in great detail.
Eleanor Roosevelt comes across as well-meaning but sanctimonious and humorless, while the monstrous Stalin is depicted as having perhaps one or two instincts that maybe just might barely be considered those of a human being.
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