Franklin Delano Roosevelt and His Leadership On a rainy day in March 1933, a country watched eagerly as Franklin Delano Roosevelt swore in as the thirty-second president of the United States.
At this time, the United States was hurting badly from a depression, soon called the Great Depression, and yearning out for a new leader who would help them. stood behind Roosevelt through the Great Depression and even through World War II and until his death.
Two months after his return to the United States, on the morning of 12 April 1945, Roosevelt suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died at Warm Springs.
Major Works During his life Roosevelt produced very little in the way of written works, save for his personal correspondence and the mass of documents that have been collected in The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Among the texts contained in this work are transcripts of Roosevelt's well-publicized "fireside chats"—radio addresses to the American people that he conducted throughout his presidency.
Roosevelt entered the 1914 United States Senate race in New York, but was defeated by Tammany Hall.
His 1920 vice-presidential hopes on the Democratic ticket with James Cox were likewise disappointed.
Roosevelt was reelected in 1936, despite the fact that certain portions of the New Deal, including the National Industrial Recovery Act, were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
As the Great Depression continued through the 1930s, Roosevelt's attentions were increasingly drawn toward Europe, where the aggression of Nazi Germany could no longer be ignored.
Roosevelt's principal activities during wartime, aside from his position as commander-in-chief of the U. armed forces, included his diplomatic role in the alliance with Britain and the Soviet Union.
Roosevelt's meeting with Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin at Teheran in 1943 resulted in a U. promise to provide a second front in the European theater via an invasion of German-controlled France.