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Who was Franklin Roosevelt?

Concise Biography, History & Facts About President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Thirty-Second President - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt Lifespan: 1882 - 1945
Place of Birth - January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York
Education - Harvard College (graduated 1903), Columbia Law School  

Term as President - 
1933-1945
Political Party - Democrat 
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Garner and Wallace 
Franklin Roosevelt Religion - Episcopalian
Name of Wife - Franklin Roosevelt was married to 
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905 They had 6 children: Anna Eleanor (1906–1975), James (1907–1991), Franklin Delano Jr. (1909), Elliott (1910–1990), Franklin Delano Jr. (1914–1988), John Aspinwall (1916–1981)
Career of Franklin Roosevelt - Lawyer, Politician, Statesman
Member of New York State Legislature, 1911-13
Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1913-20
Governor of New York, 1929-33
Place of Death - Franklin Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945 (aged 63) in Warm Springs, Georgia
Franklin Roosevelt was buried in Hyde Park, New York
Next President:
President Harry S. Truman


Major Events during his presidency

  • Twenty-First Amendment - Repeal of Prohibition (1933)

  • New Deal policies including the creation of the CCC, NRA, and TVA brought about the beginnings of a national recovery (1933-1935)
  • Social Security Act (1935)
  • Court Packing Plan (1937)
  • World War II (1939-1945)
  • Pearl Harbor attacked; US enters World War II (1941)
  • Yalta Conference (1945)

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  • Description of President Franklin Roosevelt - Height 6 feet 2 inches

  • Franklin Roosevelt Nickname - “FDR”
  • His father was a land-owner and a wealthy businessman
  • Theodore Roosevelt was a distant cousin
  • In 1921 Roosevelt contracted polio
  • Franklin Roosevelt owned a cottage called "the Little White House" near a spa in Warm Springs, Georgia
  • Franklin Roosevelt Age at Inauguration - 51 years old
  • He was the only person who was elected President to four terms: 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944
  • Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio at 39
  • Franklin Roosevelt was the first president to have his own airplane
  • Franklin Roosevelt Age at Death - 63 years old
  • Franklin Roosevelt died of a cerebral haemorrhage
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President Franklin Roosevelt and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8


Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law - except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

 

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