Humanities › History & Culture Franklin D. Roosevelt Fast Facts Thirty-Second President of the United States Share Flipboard Email Print Stefan Fussan/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA-3.0 History & Culture American History U.S. Presidents Basics Important Historical Figures Key Events Native American History American Revolution America Moves Westward The Gilded Age Crimes & Disasters The Most Important Inventions of the Industrial Revolution African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Genealogy Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By Martin Kelly History Expert M.A., History, University of Florida B.A., History, University of Florida Martin Kelly, M.A., is a history teacher and curriculum developer. He is the author of "The Everything American Presidents Book" and "Colonial Life: Government." our editorial process Martin Kelly Updated October 23, 2019 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. For more in depth information, you can also read the Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography. Fast Facts: Franklin D. Roosevelt Birth: January 30, 1882Death: April 12, 1945Known for: Four-term President of the U.S.Term of Office: March 4, 1933-April 12, 1945Number of Terms Elected: 4 Terms; Died during his 4th term.Spouse: Eleanor Roosevelt (His fifth cousin once removed)Famous Quote: "The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written." Additional Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes. Major Events While in Office Twenty-First Amendment - Repeal of Prohibition (1933)New Deal policies including the creation of the CCC, NRA, and TVA (1933-1935)Social Security Act (1935)Court Packing Plan (1937)World War II (1939-1945)Pearl Harbor attacked; US enters World War II (1941)Yalta Conference (1945) Related Franklin D. Roosevelt Resources These additional resources on Franklin D Roosevelt can provide you with further information about the president and his times. 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.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.