FDR and The New Deal

By: Alaina and Dawson

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States, and was born January 30, 1882, and died April 12, 1945.
  • Franklin was the only son of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and he graduated from Harvard University in 1904.
  • In 1905, Franklin married his fifth cousin, Theodore Roosevelt's niece, Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • It came in 1921 that FDR was stricken with polio. Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by the poliovirus. He had a serious case of this disease, and it caused him to be totally paralyzed from the waist down. (Franklin)
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  • FDR first took office on March 4, 1933, and was the only president to be elected to four consecutive terms.
  • Five days later, March 9, 1933, FDR held a special session of Congress which lasted 100 days. During this time, FDR pushed a miraculous slate of Legislation through Congress to fight the Depression which was the start of the New Deal.
  • The New Deal was basically a variety of programs designed to create recovery, relief, and reform. (Roosevelt)
  • The topic that was most focused on was its establishment of the Agriculture Adjustment Administration(AAA), which provided a contribution of money to farmers who were told to decrease crop production. In order to do this, these farmers kept most of their land unproductive.
  • "New Dealers wanted business to recognize the rights of workers to organize and bargain collectively in unions, which would allow workers' wages to rise with prices." (New Deal)