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Nov 8, 2021

Franklin D. Roosevelt- a history maker president of the United States

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The 32nd President of the United States Franklin-D-Roosevelt. Bibliography
The 32nd President of the United States Franklin-D-Roosevelt. Bibliography

On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.

In 1797, the first President of the United States voluntarily left office. During his eight-year administration, George Washington created many precedents, including the idea of a two-term presidency.

Joe Biden is the 46th and current President of the United States of America.

Before the Roosevelt, the 31 U.S. Presidents that followed stuck to the unspoken rule that the commander-in-chief should serve a maximum of two terms.

But in the 1940 election, with the spectre of World War II looming, 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt of Democratic Party broke that rule and served a third term.

On November 7, 1944, with the nation still at war, Roosevelt won the election yet again, becoming the first and only U.S. President to serve a third and fourth term.

During the 1944 election, Roosevelt was battling a series of health issues. His decades-long fight with polio had mostly confined him to a wheelchair, and several other ailments were only getting worse due to the stresses of the war.

In mid-April 1945, less than a month before Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender, Roosevelt died of a stroke. The nation turned to Roosevelt’s Vice President, Harry S. Truman, to oversee the conflict’s final days as well as the passage of the 22nd Amendment, which turned George Washington’s two-term precedent into constitutional law.

So far, 45 presidents had served the country. But among thoseGeorge Washington and Abraham Lincoln are most often listed as the two highest-rated presidents based on – best in character, best in performance, best in influence-among historians.

However, Franklin D. Roosevelt is also taken as the history maker president of the United States. 

The 44th President Barack Obama is the only U.S. president not to be born in the contiguous United States. However, he was born in Hawaii.

The youngest person to assume the presidency was Theodore Roosevelt, who, at the age of 42, succeeded to the office after the assassination of William McKinley. The youngest to become president by election was John F. Kennedy, who was inaugurated at age 43.

Frances Clara Cleveland Preston (born Frank Clara Folsom; July 21, 1864 – October 29, 1947) was first lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897 as the wife of President Grover Cleveland. Becoming first lady at age 21, she remains the youngest wife of a sitting president.

President Theodore Roosevelt, who, in 1901, designated the official name of the residence of the U.S. president to be the White House.

Previously, the White House was named as the Presidents’ House, the Executive Mansion, the Presidential Palace and the Presidential Mansion. Also called The People’s House.