What Is Franklin D. Roosevelt Famous For?

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. Roosevelt served as president from Mar. 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945. Prior to becoming president, he was a governor and senator in the state of New York.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to be elected four times. When he first assumed office in 1932, the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression. Within his first 100 days in office, Roosevelt implemented The New Deal, which was a series of federal programs designed to provide financial relief to U.S. citizens while helping them recover from the country's economic downfall.

Franklin D. Roosevelt provided hope to the American people during the Great Depression. He was praised for his ability to uplift and motivate citizens with his words. His famous phrase "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" is still popular today. By the time his first term as president ended, the economy showed significant signs of improvement.

World War II began in 1939, and Roosevelt led the United States through the war. Although Roosevelt was in very poor health, he decided to run for president for a fourth term because he did not want to leave office in the midst of a war. Roosevelt died just three months after winning the fourth election. He was the longest-serving president in United States history.