Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Birth, Death, And Family Information-

FDR was born on January 30, 1882. He was born in Hyde Park, New York. He was diagnosed with Polio in 1921 and died on April 12, 1945. His presidential term was 8 years and lasted from 1933 to 1945. He and his wife Eleanor had six children and their names were James, Elliott, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr, Anna Roosevelt Halsted, John Aspinwall Roosevelt, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. He was an only child of his family and went to Harvard University even though he was a C student.


FDR was the 32nd President of the United States. He was also the 44th Governor of New York. He restored American confidence by always having a optimistic attitude. He was also Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

Eleanor Roosevelt-

Eleanor Roosevelt helped with FDR's presidency by writing columns and giving lectures focused on issues. She helped create an image for FDR. ER also worked very closely with women wanting to vote and registering new voters. Her national lecture helped bring much attention to FDR.

FDR's Accomplishments During His Presidency-

In the first 100 days FDR created the "New Plan". It helped reform the banking system. He "primed the pump" by lots of government spending and putting people back in jobs. FDR brought the U.S through the great depression by bringing the idea of larger government and expanded the role of the Federal government in social services. He also began the idea of keeping a standing Military force ready to act on any trouble around the world. He was elected 4 times and died during his 4th term. During his presidency he also helped created the 22nd Amendment that made it so the President could only serve 2 terms.

Emergency Banking Relief Act-

This was a act passed on March 9, 1933. It made it so that only Federal Reserve-approved banks could operate in the U.S. This act also states that During the time of war or during any period of national emergency declared by the President, the President can regulate all monetary transactions or transfers. It also made it illegal for a bank to do business during a national emergency without presidential approval.

Fireside Chats-

Roosevelt made something up called Fireside Chats. A Fireside Chat was when Franklin would broadcast on the radio about information of what was going on in the world. He also tried to comfort everybody and tell them to have faith in banks and that they should support the New Deal. His Chats were amazingly successful and was one of the most popular radio stations. He even continued his Fireside Chats as WW2 was happening.

Brain Trust-

The Brain Trust Act was basically a bigger position in the government for smarter people. Usually the people were extremely smart. They helped him win his presidential campaign in 1932. They also helped FDR with an economic plan which pretty much supported the whole New Deal. The Brain Tust Act helped Roosevelt make 15 laws that were very important to Americans. He accomplished this during the first 100 days of his presidency.