Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal
By: Vishal Veeravelli
Early life of Franklin Roosevelt
How he ended up as President
How the Great Depression started
The New Deal
FDR's reaction to World War II
During 1941, Franklin Roosevelt pushed to have the United States be part of the for the Allies—France, Britain, and Russia. As Americans learned more about the war, many wanted to stay neutral. But Roosevelt knew that they have to come at war eventually like at World War I. Roosevelt stood firm against the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. Support in Congress expanded the Army and Navy and increased the flow of supplies to the Allies. Hopes of keeping the United States out of war ended with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
During World War II, Franklin Roosevelt was a commander in chief who worked with and sometimes around his military advisors. He helped develop a strategy for defeating Germany in Europe through a series of invasions, first in North Africa in November 1942, then Sicily and Italy in 1943, followed by the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944. At the same time, Allied forces rolled back Japan in Asia and the eastern Pacific. During this time, Roosevelt also promoted the formation of the United Nations.