The Great Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a man of great strength and perseverance. He was born on January 30, 1882 and grew up an ill child. In August of 1921, he was inflicted with Polio which began the biggest fight of his life. Franklin Delano Roosevelt would overcome many obstacles in his own life, and then he would courageously step forward with the determination to lead a nation. Before FDR was elected president of The United States he was the Governor of New York. He had little interest in pursuing the presidential office. However with the support of his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, he accomplished what he did not believe was going to be possible. FDR entered the White House during the depression and managed to win the heart of the American people. He was re-elected three times and served four consecutive terms before he died on April 12, 1945.
An FDR Fireside Chat Excerpt on the Declaration of War with Japan.
MY FELLOW AMERICANS:
The sudden criminal attacks perpetrated by the Japanese in the Pacific provide the climax of a decade of international immorality.
Powerful and resourceful gangsters have banded together to make war upon the whole human race. Their challenge has now been flung at the United States of America. The Japanese have treacherously violated the long-standing peace between us. Many American soldiers and sailors have been killed by enemy action. American ships have been sunk; American airplanes have been destroyed.
The Congress and the people of the United States have accepted that challenge.
Together with other free peoples, we are now fighting to maintain our right to live among our world neighbors in freedom, in common decency, without fear of assault.
5 Links to Web sites
This link gives a presidential account of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's life. It includes information about his presidential years and lists his many achievements in office. This site is accurate because it is the homage for the White House and the facts are simplistic enough for young readers to understand.
This link contacts to the speech that Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It also gives the option of hearing him give the speech in front of congress.
This links connects to a site that offers numerous pictures of FDR from various time periods in his life. This site would be excellent for an elementary level book report.
This site was made by the government in tribute to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It gives information about his memorial and offers directions to the memorial location.
One of the most enduring actions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt where the fireside chats that he held with the public. This site explains the fireside chats and gives examples of what was said during these fireside chats.
3 External Links
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.. 12 Dec. 2005 <teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_ pol_hist/fi/0000015f.jpg>.
Jack. 9 Dec. 2005 <www.hoobly.com/11152/0/75152.html>.
Brummet, Jack. All This is That. 26 Oct. 2005. 12 Dec. 2005 <http://jackbrummet.blogspot.com/>.
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