Franklin D. Roosevelt

Explore the fascinating life and enduring legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. Discover his influential policies, leadership during World War II, and lasting impact on American history.
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Was Social Security revolutionary or a program designed to appease Americans who wanted more profound change? In this lesson, students address this question as they analyze historical documents and evaluate competing interpretations by two historians. Topics discussed include the role of government in social welfare services, taxes, business interests, and race. [Original Documents file updated 10/30/2018.]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States (1933–45). The only president elected to the office four times, he led the U.S. through the Great Depression and World War II. He greatly expanded the powers of the federal government through a series of programs and reforms known as the New Deal.

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