The Legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president at the height of the Great Depression in 1932. Millions were out of work and factories and banks were closing their doors. Within his first 100 days in office, armed with his New Deal Program, Roosevelt began turning this country’s economy around. The four-term president guided this country through some of its most difficult times. As U.S. involvement in World War II was about to begin, FDR’s health began to fail and on April 12, 1945, the 32nd president of the United States shocked the nation when he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.