Franklin D. Roosevelt

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  • Birth

    Birth
    FDR was born in Hyde Park, New York. His parents were James and Sara Roosevelt.
  • FDR Marries Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

    FDR Marries Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor was FDR's fifth cousin once removed. Her maiden name was also Roosevelt. Within 11 years they had six children. Only five lived past infancy.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. Born

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. Born
    Thier third child lived a short life. He died in November of the same year.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. Born

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. Born
    After their second son died at eight months they had another son they named FDR Jr. He lived a very long life and died August 17, 1988. He died on his birthday.
  • Franklin Contracts Polio

    Franklin Contracts Polio
    In August of 1921 FDR contacted polio. He was paralyzed from the waist down and lived the rest of his life in a wheel chair. He was the only disabled U.S. President.
  • Became Governor of New York

    Became Governor of New York
    The first time FDR elected as governor. He won again in 1930.
  • Inaugurated as President of the United States

    Inaugurated as President of the United States
    This is the day FDR was inaugurated as the 32nd President. He was inaugurated four times. He is the only President to have served more than two terms. In 1951 a law was passed to declare no person can serves as President for more than two terms.
  • First "Fireside Chat"

    First "Fireside Chat"
    Franklin Roosevelt delivered 30 "Fireside Chats" to the American public over the radio. Every U.S. President since has delivered regular addresses to the people.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor unexpectedly.
  • FDR Declares War

    FDR Declares War
    FDR addresses Congress and the United States public and declares war against Japan.
  • Death

    Death
    FDR died in one of his homes in Georgia. He was 63 years old.