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Timeline

Jan 30, 1882


Franklin Roosevelt is born in Hyde Park, NY.

1896
Franklin Roosevelt leaves home to attend Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts.

1900
Franklin Roosevelt moves to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend Harvard College.

1905
Franklin Roosevelt moves to New York City, marries Eleanor Roosevelt, and enters
Columbia Law School.

Nov 8, 1910
Franklin Roosevelt is elected to the New York State Senate.

1913
Franklin Roosevelt is appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow
Wilson.

1920
Franklin Roosevelt runs as the Democratic candidate for Vice-President, alongside James M.
Cox. The ticket is defeated by Republicans Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge.

1921
Franklin Roosevelt contracts a paralytic disease while swimming in Maine.

1926
Franklin Roosevelt establishes a polio treatment center in Warm Springs, Georgia.

Nov 6, 1928
Franklin Roosevelt is elected governor of New York.

Oct 29, 1929
The New York Stock Exchange crashes, one of a series of events leading to the Great
Depression in the United States.

Nov 8, 1932
Franklin Roosevelt defeats Herbert Hoover to become the 32nd President of the United States,
receiving 57.4% of the popular vote.
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1933
In the "First 100 Days," FDR pushes fifteen legislative proposals through Congress; these
form the basis of the New Deal.

1933
In the First New Deal, the federal government provides "immediate relief" from the
Depression by creating new public agencies to employ civilians, as well as regulate the
banking industry.

1935
In the Second New Deal, the federal government establishes additional agencies and programs
including the WPA, Social Security, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Nov 3, 1936
Franklin Roosevelt defeats Alfred Landon, winning re-election to a second term. He wins by a
landslide in the popular vote (60.8%) and trounces Landon in the Electoral College 523 to 8.
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Sep 1, 1939
Hitler invades Poland, sparking World War II.

Nov 5, 1940
Franklin Roosevelt is re-elected to a third term with 54.7% of the vote,
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campaigning on a
promise not to send American troops into foreign wars.

Mar 11, 1940
Under President Roosevelt, Congress passes the Lend-Lease Act, allowing the US to aid the
Allied Powers without entering into the war.

Dec 7, 1941
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor; US declares war on Germany, Italy, and Japan.

Feb 19, 1942
Franklin Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, imprisoning many Japanese-Americans
living on American soil.

Jun 6, 1944
On D-Day, the first of nearly 3 million Allied soldiers arrive on the northern shores of France.

Nov 7, 1944
Franklin Roosevelt is elected to a fourth term with 53.4% of the popular vote.
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Feb 11, 1945
Franklin Roosevelt meets with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin in Yalta to negotiate the
post-war future of Europe.

Apr 12, 1945
Franklin Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia.