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1 Franklin Delano Roosevelt By Germanov Max. 6”a”

2 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32 nd president of the United States (1933–1945) and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. The only American president elected to more than two terms, he facilitated a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades.

3 Personal life. Roosevelt is an Anglicized form of the Dutch surname 'Van Rosevelt' or 'Van Rosenvelt', meaning 'from field of roses. Although some use an Anglicized spelling pronuncaition, that is, with the vowel of ruse, FDR himself used with the vowel of rose. (The last syllable was pronounced by him with a schwa, or nondescript vowel, almost as vult.)

4 Roosevelt family The Roosevelt family is a prominent Amirican business and political family of Dutch descent whose members include United States President Theodore Roosevelt and his fifth cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

5 Roosevelt – governor of New York Roosevelt maintained contacts and mended fences with the Democratic Party during the 1920s, especially in New York. Although he initially had made his name as an opponent of New York City’s, Tammany Hall machine, Roosevelt moderated his stance against that group as well. He helped Alfred E. Smith win the election for governor of New York in 1922, and was even a strong supporter of Smith against his cousin, Republican Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. in Roosevelt gave nominating speeches for Smith at the 1924 and 1928 Democratic conventions.

6 Presidental election Roosevelt's strong base in the most populous state made him an obvious candidate for the Democratic nomination, which was hotly contested in light of incumbent Herbert Hoover's vulnerability. Al Smith was supported by some city bosses, but had lost control of the New York Democratic party to Roosevelt. Roosevelt built his own national coalition with personal allies such as newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, Irish leader Joseph Kennedy,Sr, and California leader William Gibbs McAdoo. When Texas leader John Nance Garner switched to FDR, he was given the vice-presidential nomination.

7 Roosevelt’s presidency When Roosevelt was inauguratedMarch 4,1933(32 days after Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany), the U.S. was at the nadir of the worst depression in its history. A quarter of the workforce was unemployed. Farmers were in deep trouble as prices fell by 60%. Industrial production had fallen by more than half since Two million were homeless. By the evening of March 4, 32 of the 48 states, as well as the District of Columbia had closed their banks. The New York Federal Reserve Bank was unable to open on the 5th, as huge sums had been withdrawn by panicky customers in previous days. Beginning with his inauguration address, Roosevelt began blaming the economic crisis on bankers and financiers, the quest for profit, and the self- interest basis of capitalism.

8 Legacy A majority of polls rank Roosevelt as the second or third greatest president, consistent with other surveys.Roosevelt is the sixth more admired person from the 20th century by U.S. citizens, according to Gallup.

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