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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States.
Format: image/photograph
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Black and white photograph of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaking from a podium in Denver, Colorado, circa 1936. The Colorado State Capitol building is in the background.
Format: image/photograph
Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt
Format: image/photograph
Roosevelt pin
Roosevelt pin
Format: image/photograph
The Yalta Conference
The Yalta Conference
Winston Churchill, President Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin met in Yalta to discuss the reorganization of post-war Europe in February, 1945. In this photograph, the three men are wearing heavy overcoats and are seated outside.Persian rugs are scattered...
Format: image/photograph
The Atlantic Charter
The Atlantic Charter
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Britain's Winston Churchill are seated on the deck of the HMS Prince of Wales during a church service. Officials that are standing directly behind them are Admiral Ernest J. King, U.S Navy; General George C. Marshall, U.S....
Format: image/photograph
Paired writing: Hoover and FDR
Taking on the persona of FDR and Hoover, students will write responses to citizens seeking help with real world problems.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 Social Studies)
By Angie Panel Holthausen.
The Great Depression and World War II
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945).
Format: book (multiple pages)
The economics of recovery and reform
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 1.8
Timeline of events, federal programs, and economic trends, 1933–1940, leading to the U.S. recovery from the Great Depression.
Format: timeline
Roosevelt asks for a declaration of war on Japan
Roosevelt (00:00) Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that...
Format: video/speech
"A date which will live in infamy"
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 4.4
Speech by President Franklin Roosevelt asking Congress for a declaration of war on Japan, December 8, 1941. Includes audio, transcript, and historical commentary.
Format: speech/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
Comparing the New Deal with the 2009 Recovery Act
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.9
In this lesson plan, students learn about the programs enacted by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the New Deal, as well as the programs enacted by Barack Obama during the 2009 Recovery Act. Students compare and contrast the programs.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.13
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park opened in 1940 and has proved to be one of the most popular parks in the country.
Format: article
Inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt, March 4, 1933
Narrator (00:13) 250,000 people are in Washington for the inauguration. But for those unable to get there, Universal Newspaper Newsreel is rushing pictures of the epic ceremony by the fastest air express plane in the country. The speedy plane...
Format: video/video
Presidential inaugurations in historical perspective
A guide to online resources about the history of American presidential inaugurations.
Format: bibliography
Reading biographies and autobiographies
In Rethinking Reports, page 3.3
How good is that biography your students are reading? Here's how to make sure they get the most out of their reading and research.
Format: article
By Melissa Thibault.
A date which will live in infamy
President Franklin Roosevelt's speech before a joint session of Congress, December 8, 1941, asking for a declaration of war with Japan.
Format: audio/speech
The banking crisis
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 1.7
"Fireside chat" radio address by President Franklin Roosevelt, March 1933, explaining the banking crisis of that year and what his new administration was doing about it. Includes historical background and an explanation of bank runs and the banking crisis.
Format: speech/primary source
Feed a fighter
In this lesson students will examine “Additional Helps for the 4-H Mobilization for Victory Program,” a Cooperative Extension Work document from the Green 'N' Growing collection at Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University Libraries. The document will help students understand the efforts civilians underwent to support military efforts in World War II.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Lisa Stamey.
Calling for sacrifice
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 7.1
In this "fireside chat" radio address, delivered in April 1942, President Roosevelt asked Americans to make sacrifices for the war effort. Includes historical commentary.
Format: speech/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.