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        Images of FDR | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        View images of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), the 32nd president of the United States and the only president to be elected to four successive terms in office. He built a legacy on policies that showed a commitment to helping working Americans. Roosevelt led the country out of the Great Depression, and the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl, with his New Deal policies of “relief, recovery, and reform.” He also guided the country successfully through World War II before he died of a stroke in 1945. 

        FDR Delivering His Report on the Yalta Conference to Congress, March 1945 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        President Roosevelt delivering his report on the Yalta Conference to a Joint Session of Congress, March 1, 1945. [Exhausted by his trip, he appeared gaunt and frail, and delivered the speech while seated.]

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        President Roosevelt Lights the National Christmas Tree, December 1941 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Roosevelt addresses the crowd at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony from the White House South Portico, December 24, 1941. Churchill can be seen on the right. Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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        Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park, 1937 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        President Franklin Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park, New York, 1937. Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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        Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt in Oswego, NY, 1913 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Franklin Delano Roosevelt is welcomed in Oswego, New York, September 30, 1913. [As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he was there to speak at an event commemorating Gen. Montcalm’s victory at Oswego during the French and Indian War.] Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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        FDR at the Entrance of Hyde Park | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Image of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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        FDR, General MacArthur, and Admiral Nimitz at Pearl Harbor, 1944 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        FDR on the USS Baltimore, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, with Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz, July 26, 1944. Standing (in uniform, L to R): Adm. R. McIntire, Adm. W. Brown, Gen. E. Watson, Adm. Wm. Leahy, Lt. Commander Brueinn, and Adm. C. Wood. Source: FDR Presidential Library.

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        FDR Signs the GI Bill, 1944 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        FDR signs the G.I. Bill in the Oval Office, June 22, 1944. [With (L to R) Bennett “Champ” Clark, J. Hardin Peterson, John Rankin, Paul Cunningham, Edith Rogers, J.M. Sullivan, Walter George, John Stelle, Robert Wagner, (unknown), and Alben Barkley. Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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        Untitled Image of FDR | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Untitled image of Franklin D. Roosevelt in a boat.

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        FDR Swimming at Warm Springs, Georgia, 1930 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio patients, 1930. Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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