85. Franklin D. Roosevelt: A President at War

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of United States after first being elected in 1932. is the only president to serve more than full terms. His presidency spanned from March 4, to April 12, 1945. When Roosevelt first took , the country was in a deep, economic depression the Great Depression. During his first 100 days office, Roosevelt passed several economic stimulus bills that designed to improve the American economy by putting back to work. His economic strategy was called New Deal, and the economy improved steadily for years until 1937 when the U.S. fell into recession.

Roosevelt presided over the country during one the darkest periods in American history - World II. In the years prior to American involvement the war, Roosevelt was determined to keep the States neutral in the great war. Roosevelt offered and diplomatic support for its allies such as Britain, and China, but all that changed on 7, 1941. That was the day when the Japanese Army attacked the U.S. naval base in Harbor, Hawaii. The attack was devastating, and the .S. had no choice but to join its allies the war against Nazi Germany, Japan, and Italy. 's address to the nation following the sneak attack considered one of the greatest presidential addresses of time.

Roosevelt served as president until his death 1945. He had suffered from illnesses during his , and succumbed to a cerebral hemorrhage during a at a hospital. His legacy is firmly in as the man who took a country with than 13,000,000 unemployed. By the time he left , less the 2 percent of the workforce was . He will always be known as the great that guided the country through its darkest hours history.