FDR Library

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. He was in office 1933 until his death in 1945 and is the longest serving President. The Constitution was amended in the 1960s to impose term limits.

FDR became President during the Great Depression and steered the country through very difficult times. He was the war-time President and died towards the end of the conflict. To many, FDR is the greatest President in History.

For sure, FDR was a very hard-working energetic man who took on huge challenges and brought about huge changes in the United States. Road Construction, Conservation, Welfare Programs began on his watch. Most of the way in which government operates today began when he was President. There is not part of domestic or foreign policy which doesn't have his stamp. Although the United Nations wasn't founded until after his death, he was the architect of this institution designed to bring peace to the world after WWII. His wife Elanor survived him by 17 years and played a major role in bringing the United Nations to life.

FDR also invented the concept of the Presidential Library. The Library is located on the family farm in Hyde Park, New York. It's in the valley of the Hudson about 100 miles north of New York City. Both FDR and Mrs Roosevelt are buried on the family property.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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