This wonderful, high-quality bobblehead has great detail, is packaged in cut styrofoam, and comes in a full-color collector box. It’s a great gift for a presidential memorabilia collector.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt ( January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and emerged as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century. He directed the United States government during most of the Great Depression and World War II. As a dominant leader of his party, he built the New Deal Coalition, realigning American politics into the Fifth Party System and defining American liberalism throughout the middle third of the 20th century. He is often rated by scholars as one of the three greatest U.S. Presidents, along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. He would become the only president to be elected four times.
He contracted Polio in 1921 and worked courageously to retain the use of his legs – to no avail. In 1928, he was elected to his first of two terms as Governor of New York. He began his campaign for the presidency at the start of his second term and was elected president in 1932, defeating Herbert Hoover.
Assuming the presidency in the depth of the Great Depression, FDR instituted sweeping economic reforms, calling them the “New Deal”. His programs would regulate the financial industry, aid the unemployed, help a business and agricultural recovery and put millions back to work. Many new government agencies were created, notably the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Social Security Administration.
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