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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882 at his parents' estate in Hyde Park, New York. His parents were members of the New York aristocracy. His father, James, was a country gentleman who made money in railroads and coal. His mother, Sara, was a strong-willed woman who adored her only child and remained a central figure in his life until her death in 1941. His father died in 1900. FDR�s childhood in Hyde Park instilled in him a love of the Hudson Valley, farming and rural people. His lifelong interest in forestry helped shape some of the policies and programs of the New Deal, particularly the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).


1.He created the FDIC, which is still used in our banking system today to ensure the security of individual accounts. Before the FDIC was formed many people were pulling their money out of the banks, due primarily to the fear that their money could at any time disappear.2.FDR implemented the National Industrial Recovery Act, known as the NIRA. The NIRA did several things to improve working standards. One rather important thing that it created was the minimum wage that we still use to guarantee a set minimum hourly wage. 3.He also formed the Civil Works Program also known as the CWA. This placed many unemployed workers back into the workforce. The CWA was a public works program that built and repaired roads, parks, airports and many other needed structures.

Interesting Facts

1.) Did you know that F.D. Roosevelt was the first president to speak on television?2.) F.D. Roosevelt was one of the eight presidents that died while in office.3.) He was the first president to have a presidential aircraft.4.) He was in office longer than any other president.5.) He was the first president whose mother was allowed to vote for him.6.) He was the only president whose mother forced him to wear a dress until he was five years old.7.) Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only president to be elected for four terms.8.) He was the first president to fly in an airplane.


Birth: January 30, 1882Death: April 12, 1945Term of Office: March 4, 1933-April 12, 1945Number of Terms Elected: 4 Terms; Died during his 4th term.First Lady: Eleanor Roosevelt (His fifth cousin once removed)



President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Social Security Act. Press photographers snapped pictures as FDR, flanked by ranking members of Congress, signed into law the historic act, which guaranteed an income for the unemployed and retirees. FDR commended Congress for what he considered to be a "patriotic" act.To this day we still have social security.


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