Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  • Birth

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York. His parents were James and Sara Roosevelt
  • Married EleanorRoosevelt

    Eleanor was Franklin's fifth cousin. Her maiden names was also Roosevelt. Within eleven years they had six children but only five lived past infancy.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. Born

    Their third child lived a short life. He died in November of the same year.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. Born

    After thier second son died at eights months they had another son they named Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. He lived a very long life and died on August 17, 1998. He died on his birthday.
  • Franklin contracts Polio

    In August of 1921 FDR contracted polio. He was paralyzed from the waist down and lived the rest of his life in a wheel chair. He was the only disabled United States President.
  • Became Governor of New York

    The first time FDR was elected as governor. He won again in 1930.
  • Inaugurated as President of the United States

    This is the day FDR was inaugurated as the 32nd President. He was inaugurated four times. He is the only President to have served more than two terms. In 1951 a law was passed to declare no person can serves as President for more than two terms.
  • First "Fireside Chat"

    Franklin Roosevelt delivered 30 "Fireside Chats" to the American public over the radio. Every U.S. President since has delivered regular addresses to the people.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacts Pearl Harbor unexpectedly.
  • FDR Declares War

    FDR addresses Congress and the United States public and declares war against Japan.
  • Death

    FDR died in his home in Warm Springs, Georgia. He was sixty-three years old.