Franklin Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882. His family made their family fortune in railroading and coal. He was trained to be a lawyer. He married Eleanor on St.Patrick day 1905. Roosevelt served as under secretary of the navy for 7 years.
Roosevelt was first became president on March 4,1933 . He remained president until his death on April 12, 1945. Roosevelt was president during the Great Depression, World War 2 and the dust stroms of the 1930’s. He started Social Security, child labor laws, Civilian Conservation Corp, Tennessee Valley Authority and the New Deal. During world war 2 he created the lend -lease program with England. The Lend lease program enabled He repealed Prohibition Act in 1933.
Franklin Roosevelt was a very determined person and great leader. He changed the Democratic party and the United States forever.
The FDR memorial was dedicated by President Bill Clinton 1997.
Inscribed in the memorial are 21 of FDR greatest quotes
Red granite from South Dakota is the main stone the memorial is made from
The memorial is made to be handicap accessible
Roosevelt ask the press not to photograph him sitting in a wheel chair