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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt(20 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Soup Kitchens and Bread Lines
Soup Kitchens and Bread Lines(10 Photos)
As the United States slipped into the economic turmoil of the Great Depression, millions of Americans turned to soup kitchens and bread lines for their daily survival.
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl(13 Photos)
In the 1930s, agricultural damage coupled with drought and windstorms, resulted in severe storms and destruction in the region that became known as the Dust Bowl.
New Deal Programs
New Deal Programs(14 Photos)
In the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched an ambitious series of social programs and legislation known as the "New Deal," designed to lift the United States out of the economic downturn of the Great Depression.
FDR: A Voice of Hope
FDR: A Voice of HopeVideo Clip (4:06)
Video Clip (4:06)
Elected in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was a reassuring presence for many Americans through the trials of the Great Depression.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Fireside ChatVideo Clip
This Day In History: 03/12/1933- FDR Gives 1st Fireside Chat
This Day In History: 03/12/1933- FDR Gives 1st Fireside ChatVideo Clip (1:03)
Video Clip (1:03)
The first of thirty of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats was given on March 12th as we are told by Russ Mitchell in this video clip from "This Day in History." These chats allowed the American people to warm up to FDR during his presidency.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New DealVideo Clip (1:54)
Video Clip (1:54)
How did President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal get the American economy back on track, and which components still have a major impact on today's society?
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Personal Strength
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Personal StrengthVideo Clip (3:21)
Video Clip (3:21)
How did Franklin D. Roosevelt's flexibility and charisma help him tackle the challenges of his presidency?
1929 Stock Market Crash
1929 Stock Market CrashVideo Clip (2:25)
Video Clip (2:25)
Black Thursday brings the roaring twenties to a screaming halt, ushering in a world-wide an economic depression.
Black BlizzardVideo Clip (2:56)
Video Clip (2:56)
On May 9th, 1934 a giant storm rose up out of the great plains. A menacing wall of soil and dust headed east across the land, thick enough to block out the sun.
Banking Crisis Hits America
Banking Crisis Hits AmericaVideo Clip (2:50)
Video Clip (2:50)
Following the Wall Street Crash of 1929, thousands of banks collapse when depositors demand their money back, money the speculating banks no longer have.
Deconstructing History: White House
Deconstructing History: White HouseVideo Clip (1:35)
Video Clip (1:35)
It may not have been home to the president until 1800 or even called the White House until 1901, but it remains a symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world.
The Ballad of Roosevelt
The Ballad of RooseveltVideo Clip (2:14)
Video Clip (2:14)
Danny Glover performs a Langston Hughes poem inspired by unfulfilled promises to the poor.
The New Deal
The New DealVideo Clip (2:08)
Video Clip (2:08)
President Franklin Roosevelt creates a series of programs designed to help America cope with, and recover from the Great Depression.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Denies Communist Agenda
Franklin D. Roosevelt Denies Communist AgendaVideo Clip (1:35)
Video Clip (1:35)
Find out how Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to being called a communist by his detractors during his 1936 presidential campaign.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Presidential Term
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Presidential TermVideo Clip (1:31)
Video Clip (1:31)
After Franklin D. Roosevelt was reelected in one of the greatest landslides in American history, he had a surprisingly shaky second term.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The World War II Years
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The World War II YearsVideo Clip (3:50)
Video Clip (3:50)
Examine President Franklin D. Roosevelt's role in World War II. Find out how he led the United States from isolationism to victory.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Warns of Difficult War
Franklin D. Roosevelt Warns of Difficult WarVideo Clip (0:57)
Video Clip (0:57)
Watch as Franklin D. Roosevelt declares war on Japan in the wake of Pearl Harbor and warns the American public to steel themselves for the difficulties that lie ahead.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Last Presidential Term
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Last Presidential TermVideo Clip (1:54)
Video Clip (1:54)
Franklin D. Roosevelt's capable handling of two major crises--the depression and WWII-- earned him a legacy as one of the greatest U.S. multi-term presidents.
Speeches & Audio (2)
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust Bowl
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust BowlAudio Clip (2:46)
Audio Clip (2:46)
On September 6, 1936, in one of his famous fireside chat radio broadcasts, President Franklin Roosevelt describes the conditions he observed firsthand on a tour of the many states devastated by drought.
Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Liberation of Rome
Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Liberation of RomeAudio Clip (1:51)
Audio Clip (1:51)
In a broadcast to the nation, on June 5, 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt tells Americans that, with the fall of Rome, the first of the Axis capitals "is now in our hands."
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From 1933 to 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a series of radio addresses--or "fireside chats"--that helped restore the confidence of the American people during economic recession and war.Go
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