Franklin D. Roosevelt Fast Facts

Thirty-Second President of the United States

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as America's president for over 12 years, longer than any other person before or since. He was in power during the Great Depression and throughout most of World War II. His policies and decisions had and continue to have an enormous impact on America. 

Here is a quick list of fast facts for Franklin D Roosevelt. For more in depth information, you can also read the Franklin D Roosevelt Biography.


January 30, 1882


April 12, 1945

Term of Office

March 4, 1933-April 12, 1945

Number of Terms Elected

4 Terms; Died during his 4th term.

First Lady

Eleanor Roosevelt (His fifth cousin once removed)

Franklin D Roosevelt Quote

"The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written."

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Major Events While in Office

States Entering Union While in Office

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Franklin Roosevelt Biography
Learn more about FDR's life and times with this biography. 

Causes of the Great Depression
What actually caused the Great Depression? Here is a list of the top five most commonly agreed upon causes of the Great Depression.

Overview of World War II
World War II was the war to end aggression by ruthless dictators.

This article provides an overview of the war including the war in Europe, the war in the Pacific, and how people dealt with the war at home.

The Manhattan Project Timeline
One day before America entered World War II with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Manhattan Project officially began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's approval over the objections of some scientists including Albert Einstein. J. Robert Oppenheimer was the project's scientific director.

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