Historic First Inauguration
In the midst of a Great Depression, the United States elected Franklin D. Roosevelt to lead the country. With his Inaugural Address, he assured America “This great Nation will endure as it has endured...”
Speaking with America
While the term “Fireside Chat” was coined by a CBS station manager, Roosevelt kept the name, as it conveyed his conversational style and the personal connection he made with the country during these popular addresses.
Roosevelt’s Faithful Fala
Arriving at the White House in 1940, Scottish Terrier Fala quickly became President Roosevelt’s constant companion, traveling with the president and even accompanying him to secret meetings. Fala became such a fixture by Roosevelt’s side that the little Scottie quickly gained his own following and often received letters from the public.
An Historic Legacy
The only president to serve four consecutive terms, Roosevelt’s twelve years in office saw the end of the Great Depression and the major conflict of World War II. His series of domestic recovery programs known as the New Deal helped the hard-hit economy make a slow but effective climb toward recovery.