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Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
A Presidential Unit

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered one of the greatest presidents of the 20th century. When he came into office as the 32nd president, he passed laws and started programs to help people through the Great Depress. He called his plan "The New Deal." He is also the only president to serve more than two terms in office.

Political Party: Democrat
Years Served: 1933 - 1945
Vice President(s): John Nance Garner, Henry Wallace, and Harry S. Truman
Name of his parents: James Roosevelt and Sara Delano
Wife's name: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), on March 17, 1905
Yearly Salary as President: $75,000
Physical Stature: 6 feet, 2 inces
State of Birth: New York


"Even though Franklin was into a wealthy family, things were not easy for him. In 1921, as an adult, he became sick with polio and his legs were paralyzed. For the rest of his life he he had to wear leg braces and needed help walking. He spent much of his time in a wheelchair.

As president, he helped the USA through two major historical events ... the Great Depression and World War Two.

Less than three months into his fourth term, FDR had a strong and died just before the war ended.

On Line Lesson Plans:

FDR from TeacherVision
FDR
Presidential Thinkquest


Coloring Pages, Crafts, and Fun Activities:

Presidential Finger Puppets
Annie's Page
Herbert Hoover from Enchanted Learning


On Line Resources:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/fr32.html
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/
http://www.nps.gov/fdrm/home.htm
http://www.mhric.org/fdr/fdr.html
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/fr32/fr32.htm
http://www.americanpresident.org/kotrain/courses/FDR/FDR_In_Brief.htm
http://gi.grolier.com/presidents/ea/bios/32proos.html
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/4545/
http://americanhistory.miningco.com/library/weekly/aa050597.htm
http://www.time.com/time/time100/leaders/profile/fdr.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/tours/fdr/remembrances.htm
http://www.selfknowledge.com/368au.htm
http://www.bend.k12.or.us/jewell2/history/fdr.htm
http://www.libertynet.org/~edcivic/fdr.html
http://gi.grolier.com/presidents/aae/bios/32proos.html


Trivia Questions:

1. What were the names of the FDR's children? [Answer: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1906-75); James Roosevelt (1907-91); Elliott Roosevelt (1910-90); Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (1914-88); John Aspinwall Roosevelt (1916-81)]

2. What other political positions did FDR? [Answer: Member of New York State Legislature, 1911-13; Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1913-20; Governor of New York, 1929-33].

3. What piece of money shows the head of FDR? [Answer: the dime]

Of Note:

He was the first president to appear on television.

FDR was the first president to appoint a woman to the Cabinet -- Frances Perkins as Secretary of Labor.

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