FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
1933 - 1945
1934 - Congress passes the Taylor Grazing Act that limits the rancher’s uncontrolled access to Federal lands.
1935 - Hoover Dam, located on the Colorado River, is dedicated on September 30 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1936 - Arizona State Senate passes bill allowing Arizona women to serve on juries.
1942 - The federal government authorizes two Japanese relocation centers at Parker and Phoenix, Arizona.
1941 to 1945 - World War II brings economic boom to Arizona. Cotton, copper, cattle, farming and industry flourish.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the
only president elected to serve
four terms, was born near Hyde
Park, New York, in 1882. He
began his political career as a
state senator and leader in the
Democratic Party. He went on to
become governor of New York.
He took office as President in
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt married
her sixth cousin in 1905. She was
born in New York City in 1884,
the daughter of Elliott Roosevelt
and niece of Theodore Roosevelt.
The couple had five children.
Even though stricken with Polio in 1921, it never hindered President Franklin Roosevelt. He became governor of New York in 1928 and took the oath
as President of the United States in 1933. He immediately started action to combat the economic depression the country was experiencing. The United
States attempted to stay out of the war in Europe, but the Japanese sneak attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941caused the U. S. to join in the worldwide conflict.
President Roosevelt played a dominant role in the meeting at Yalta, attempting to develop plans that would provide a lasting world peace. He died
suddenly on April 12, 1945, before the second meeting, which was scheduled in San Francisco.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a very active First Lady. She was personally involved in many of the issues of the times, including women's rights, youth
movements, civil rights, and other issues. She had the first press conference ever held by a First Lady and she also wrote a daily column, which was
syndicated by many newspapers. After the president's death, she continued her works and won respect throughout the world. She died in 1962.
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