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The FDR Story

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BC: Project Made By: Katie High Period 2

FC: The FDR Story By: Catherine Owens Peare Project By: Katie High

1: Franklin Delano Roosevelt January 30, 1882-April 12, 1945

2: Sara Ann Delano | James Roosevelt | Franklin Delano Roosevelt January 30, 1882

3: "At quarter to nine my Sallie had a splendid large baby boy. He Weighs ten pounds without clothes." -James Roosevelt | It was a cold, icy day when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in New York City.

4: Franklin | Groton Years | FDR is pictured with his Groton buddy, and soon to be college roommate, Lathrop. | Lathrop Brown | "Franklin had grown quite tall, and all his outdoor activities had given him a splendid figure and a glowing healthy color" (Peare 14).

5: From Groton boy.... | Franklin left his New York hometown for Massachusetts to attend Groton School for boys in 1896.

6: Harvard University 86 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA | ....To Harvard Man | September 25, 1900 "My dearest Mama and Papa, Here I am in Cambridge and in twelve hours I shall be a full registered member of the class of 1904." -F.D.R | Franklin's college life was unlike most others. Coming from his privileged background he was able to live in the Gold Coast dormitories- the most expensive one.

7: During his time at Harvard, Franklin became a devoted writer for the school paper- The Harvard Crimson. By is senior year, he was elected editor-in-chief for the paper.

8: After years of bumping into each other at various events, Franklin married Eleanor, his fifth cousin once removed, in 1905..

9: Franklin's mother rented the 125 East 36th Street apartment for the newlyweds | Roosevelt Clan: Anna- May 3, 1906 James- December 23, 1907 Franklin Jr.- March 18. 1909-November 7, 1909 Elliott- September 23, 1910 Franklin Jr.- August 17, 1914 John- March 13, 1916

10: Franklin's political career started off when he ran for State Senate on the Democratic ticket in a Republican area, and won. | This career change meant a move from his Wall Street office, to the Senate Chambers in Albany.

11: FDR was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy by Josephus Daniels under the Wilson administration. | His promotion to Assistant Secretary of the Navy meant a move from Albany to Washington.

12: During the time of prohibition, and bootlegging, FDR was paralyzed by the Polio epidemic. | After years of struggling with Polio, he discovered Warm Springs facility in Georgia. Here, the waters were said to have healing powers.

13: FDR eventually bought and operated Warm Springs. The one visitor's house was called "The little White House" | FDR expanded Warm Springs by adding new buildings for the visitors, as well as research of polio.

14: FDR won the Presidential Election of 1932. During this time of depression he had many ideas and policies to turn the country around.

15: Franklin was elected to a second term, as well as a third term. During these times of tension in Europe, FDR announced his hatred for war, and his intentions to stay neutral. | "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." -F.D.R

16: FDR was able to make good relations with Prime Minister Churchill and Joseph Stalin during WWII. | The three leaders became known as "The Big Three" and had many conferences to discuss what would happen after the war.

17: Having three terms in office, was unprecedented. Even more so, was when FDR won the 1944 election for a fourth term. In the midst of WWII, the America people were confident in his administration.

18: On April 12, 1945, while getting his portrait painted at his Warm Spring home in Georgia, FDR passed away from cerebral hemorrhage. | His beloved dog, Fala, as well as other relatives were with him when he died.

19: Roosevelt was buried in his hometown, Hyde Park at his family's Springwood estate on April 15, 1945.

20: Franklin Roosevelt was an involved man. From the time he attended high school, until the day he died, he immersed himself into various activities. Today, he is remembered for his four terms as President, and all he accomplished during those rough times.

21: "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith." -FDR

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