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1 Franklin D. Roosevelt Essential Question How do I discuss the lives of historical figures who expanded peoples rights and freedoms in a democracy?

2 Who was Franklin D. Roosevelt? FDR was born in 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. He was married to Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1921, FDR got a disease called polio, which affected his ability to walk.

3 What? 1 st president to be elected four times In 1929, millions of Americans lost their jobs and homes. This time period was known as the Great Depression. Great Depression. FDR promised to help the Americans who were hurt by hard times. His plan was called the New Deal.New Deal

4 What? He was president during WW II. The United States helped Great Britain and France fight for democracy in Europe.

5 When? 1882: Born in New York 1921: Diagnosed with polio 1933: Helped millions of Americans with his New Deal promise : Served as President of the United States 1945: Died just before WW II ended in Europe

6 Where? FDR was born in Hyde Park, New York. In 1924, he visited Warm Springs, Georgia, for the first time. The warm water was thought to help people with polio. FDR liked Warm Springs so much that he built a house there. President Roosevelt lived in Washington, D.C.

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8 Why? FDR worked diligently trying to regain his strength after he lost his ability to walk. He kept his New Deal promise to get Americans back to work. FDR thought the United States should help Great Britain and France fight in WW II because Germany and Italy were being controlled by dictators.

9 Character Traits COOPERATION Franklin D. Roosevelt worked with his wife, Eleanor, to help people. DILIGENCE Roosevelt worked hard for years trying to regain his strength after he lost his ability to walk. LIBERTY President Roosevelt led the U.S. in a war against dictators who took away freedom.


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