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Franklin D. Roosevelt, the only man ever elected to four terms as president, holds a unique place in American history. Sworn into office during the depression, his economic reform program, the New Deal, changed the role of government in the United States. In 1941, he led the nation during the Pearl Harbor attacks and then through most of World War II. While he did not live to see peace, he put America on the path to victory and renewed prosperity.

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30 Jan 1882 1
Hyde Park, New York 2
Death:
12 Apr 1945 2
Warm Springs, Georgia 2
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Conference Of President Roosevelt, Premier Stalin And Prime Minister Churchill, November 28 To 1 December 1943, Inclusive. At That Historic Conference On The Portico Of The Russian Embassy At Teheran, Iran, Seated Left To Right: Premier Josef Stalin, Pr
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Franklin Roosevelt in a portrait dated February 3, 1911, a few days after his 29th birthday. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.
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Franklin Roosevelt 'Day of Infamy Speech' draft - pg 1
This is a draft copy of President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy Speech" showing his annotations and edits.
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This is a draft copy of President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy Speech" showing his annotations and edits.
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Franklin Roosevelt 'Day of Infamy Speech' draft - pg 3
This is a draft copy of President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy Speech" showing his annotations and edits.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The 32nd President of the United States of America.
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Full Name:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt 2
Also known as:
FDR 2
Birth:
30 Jan 1882 1
Hyde Park, New York 1
Male 1
Death:
12 Apr 1945 1
Warm Springs, Georgia 1
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Birth:
Mother: Sara Delano Roosevelt 1
Father: James Roosevelt 1
Marriage:
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt 2
1905 2
To: 1945 2
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Occupation:
Lawyer, Politician 2
Religion:
Christian 2
Education:
Institution: Columbia University Law School 1
Place: Columbia, New York 1
From: 1903 1
To: 1907 1
Education:
Institution: Harvard University 1
Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts 1
From: 1900 1
To: 1903 1
Education:
Institution: Groton Preparatory School 1
Place: Massachusetts 1
From: 1896 1
To: 1900 1
Children:
Anna: Born 1906 1
Elliott: Born 1910 1
Franklin, Jr.: Born 1914 1
James: Born 1907 1
John: Born 1916 1
Appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy:
1913-1920 1
Contracted Polio, lost the use of his legs:
Summer 1921 1
Elected Governor of New York:
1928 1
Elected to the New York State Senate:
1910 1
First Term as President:
January 1933-January 1937 1
Fourth Term as President:
January 1945-April 12, 1945 1
Nominated as Democratic Vice President:
1920 1
Re-elected Governor of New York:
1930 1
Re-elected to New York State Senate:
1912 1
Second Term as President:
January 1937-January 1941 1
Third Term as President:
January 1941-January 1945 1

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FDR and the Pearl Harbor Attack

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On December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy,” the Japanese attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor. Japanese forces destroyed or damaged 16 warships and killed over 2,400 Americans. The blame for this surprise attack fell on several men, from Admiral Husband Kimmel and Lt. General Walter Short, military leaders in Hawaii, to FDR himself. Decades later, many believe Roosevelt obtained advanced knowledge of Pearl Harbor and kept it secret, so the United States could enter World War II. While Roosevelt and his advisors knew an attack from Japan was imminent, most historical evidence concludes that the men thought the Philippines or Guam the most likely targets. Because of the great distance between Japan and Hawaii, the United States did not expect an attack and Japan counted on the surprise to conduct a successful air raid on Pearl Harbor. Conspiracy theories make history interesting, but most historians believe that FDR did not know specifically about Pearl Harbor. Also, if FDR did have advanced knowledge of an attack, so would numerous intelligence agents and even clerks. A cover-up of this proportion, over such a long time appears inconceivable. Pearl Harbor turned an isolationist America into a country eager for battle overnight, but few patriots, especially Roosevelt, would sacrifice over 2,400 American lives simply to avoid political disfavor by going to war.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”—FDR’s First Inaugural Address

"In Dancing, so that others may walk, We the people are striking a powerful blow, In defense of american freedom & human Decency" { Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Jan,30th 1940}

Casablanca Conference

Casablanca, Morocco

The Casablanca Conference was an Allied conference held at a hotel in Casablanca, Morocco, from 14 to 24 January 1943. The main representatives present were President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, with Generals Charles de Gaulle and Henri Giraud representing French forces. Stalin was not present. Perhaps the most important decision to come out of the conference was the idea of accepting nothing less than the “unconditional surrender” of Axis forces. Other topics discussed included the invasion of Europe through Italy and a focus on the German bombing campaign, among many others.    

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