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Biography: FDR

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." -- FDR, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1937.

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A Third Term?

As President Franklin D. Roosevelt neared the end of his second term speculation began about his successor. There was no constitutional barrier to a third term at that time. But no president had ever exceeded the two-term precedent established by George Washington.

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FDR's Birthday

The anniversary of Franklin’s birth became a great cause for celebration every year, and throughout his life FDR would use the occasion to honor devoted friends as well as to raise money in the fight against polio.

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FDR: From Budget Balancer to Keynesian

A president's evolving approach to fiscal policy in times of national crisis -- Great Depression and World War.

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Rare Footage: FDR Addresses NIH,1940

Roosevelt addressed crowds at National Institute of Health, October 31, 1940. His speech voiced strong support for public health and medical research. The footage is now available on YouTube and via the NLM's blog.

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Four Presidential Inaugurations

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only American President elected and inaugurated four times. Here is a gallery of historical inauguration materials housed at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum.

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Around the World with the Roosevelt

Explore Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's lifetime of travels around the world through the collections of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

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FDR in Color

Leon A. Perskie and the Story of the President's 1944 Campaign Portrait

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FDR and Polio

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first U.S. president to serve with a significant physical disability. Many believe that the personal struggle with pain and paralysis from polio helped shape FDR, both as a man and as a president.

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FDR on Federal Government Employee Unions

"By preventing practices which tend to destroy the independence of labor, it seeks, for every worker with its scope, that freedom of choice and action which is justly his." --Statement Upon Signing the National Labor Relations Act, July 5, 1935.

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Roosevelt Family Genealogy

Detailed genealogical charting of family lineage for both Franklin Delano and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

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FDR Timeline

Franklin D. Roosevelt "Day by Day" and the "Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century"

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Facts & Figures: FDR

Learn more about FDR. Where did he attend school? When did he first run for public office? Who were his Vice Presidents and Cabinet officers, and did he have a favorite tree?

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Facts & Figures: Presidency

How many times was FDR elected President of the United States? Who were FDR's Vice Presidents and Cabinet officers? Did women play a large role in the Roosevelt Administration?

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Facts & Figures: Roosevelt Partnership & Family

How were Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt related? When and where did they first meet? How many children did they have and what were their children's names?

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