Jackson Creek Middle School
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
In 1932, he was re-elected governor of New York, and was also nominated as the Democratic nominee for the President. They had a pretty good idea that they would win, because the Great Depression had begun under the Republicans, and many Americans were blaming it on them, and turning towards the other party, which fortunately had Roosevelt on their side. After he was elected, someone tried to assassinate him, but wasn't successful.
Here in an ordered, bulleted list, are his actions as President of the United States:
In his first term alone, he had almost completely solved most of the problems from the Depression, such as homeless, poverty stricken, jobless family's.
In his second term he:
When the time rolled around for his third term campaign to begin, there was much dispute over whether he should run or not, since no other president had done it before. He decided to run because of what George Washington had said in the 1700's: A person should only run for a third term if the country was in a state of emergency. It definately was in 1940! No need to say that he won, since now he had 1/2, or maybe more, of all Americans on his side.
While in his third term he:
Then again in 1944, he was nominated to run for President by the Democratic Party. Since he didn't want to cause any more turmoil besides the war, he took the election easy, and made light, funny speeches. No need to say he won, again, and quite easily.
In his fourth term, the only really important thing that he did was attend the Yalta Conference, which officially ended the war in Europe.
After returning home, was feeling weak, and not quite well, so he took his final visit to Warm Springs, where he had gone originally for therapy while recovering from Polio. After about 2 weeks there, he began feeling much better, and returned to work in Washington.
In early April, the day before the next Yalta conference in San Francisco, he was reading his mail, with his secretary Lucy Mercer, when he complained of a sudden headache. A few minutes afterwards, he slumped over in his chair. He remained unconscious until his death on April 12, 1945.
During his funeral, he was pulled by regal looking horses, and followed by a crowd of mourning people. All of America was mourning, but life would go on, it had to, because they were still at war with Japan...
Click here for a link for information on the rest of WWII.
By: Emilee B.
Last updated: 12/12/01