The History Place - This Month in History

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) the 32nd U.S. President. Despite crippling polio, he led America out of the Great Depression and through World War II. He is widely considered to be one of America's three greatest presidents (along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln). "When peace has been broken anywhere, the peace of all countries is in danger," he stated in 1939 amid the outbreak of war.