Franklin D. Roosevelt
|For real world information about Roosevelt, see Franklin D. Roosevelt on Wikipedia.|
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945) was the thirty-second President of the United States of America.
Background[edit | edit source]
Born in New York in 1882, Franklin was the child of privileged parents. He began his political career as a Democratic Senator of the New York State Senate in 1911 and immediately became leader of a group opposing the corrupt system of bossism and the political machine. He later served as Governor of New York before defeating Herbert Hoover in the 1932 election.
As President, he introduced a series of economic policies to pull the country out of the Great Depression, collectively known as the New Deal. After two reelections, Roosevelt signed and endorsed the Declaration of War against Germany in World War II. After suffering from polio-induced paralysis, Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945 of a stroke.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Roosevelt dedicated Hoover Dam in commemoration of Herbert Hoover on September 30, 1935, even though it was finished the next year.
- The FDR Island Metro station in Washington, D.C. is named after him.
- Roosevelt is directly mentioned in the note Jimmy's Evidence during the training course at Camp McClintock.
Notable quotes[edit | edit source]
- "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
- "We can afford all that we need; but we can not afford all that we want."
- "This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
- "A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers."