the supremacy of human rights everywhere.
Our support goes to those who struggle
to gain those rights or keep them.
Our strength is our unity of purpose.
To that high concept
there can be no end save victory.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945 ) was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. The only American president elected to more than two terms, he forged a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades.
FDR defeated incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover in November 1932, at the depths of the Great Depression. FDR’s combination of optimism and activism contributed to reviving the national spirit. Working closely with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in leading the Allies against Germany and Japan in World War II, he died just as victory was in sight.