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. For more in depth information, you can also read the  Franklin D Roosevelt Biography.

Fast Facts: Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Birth: January 30, 1882
  • Death: April 12, 1945
  • Known for: Four-term President of the U.S.
  • Term of Office: March 4, 1933-April 12, 1945
  • Number 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

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These additional resources on Franklin D Roosevelt can provide you with further information about the president and his times.

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.