This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt and a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 47 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Born on January 30, 1882, into a wealthy family in Hyde Park, NY, Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio in 1921. He became the 32nd U.S. president in 1933, and was the only president to be elected 4 times.
Roosevelt led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, and greatly expanded the powers of the federal government through a series of programs and reforms known as the New Deal.
Franklin Roosevelt's sudden death shook the American public to its roots. Many had noticed that he looked exhausted in photographs and newsreels, no one seemed prepared for his passing. He had led the United States through an economic depression and the greatest war in human history. A whole generation of Americans had grown up knowing no other president.
His social programs during the Great Depression redefined the role of government in Americans' lives. His role during World War II established the United States' leadership on the world stage. His 12 years in the White House set a precedent for the expansion of presidential power and redefined liberalism for generations to come.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #32 - Franklin D Roosevelt and contains 26 slides and covers the following:
Entry Into Politics
Defeated for Senate
Nomination for Vice President
U.S. Isolationist Policy
World War II
Strategy for Victory
Yalta Conference & Death
Aftermath & Legacy
End of Presentation
In 1932, the 3rd year of the Great Depression, the Republican party nominated President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis. Although Hoover had tried to respond to the crisis, his belief in voluntarism limited his options. The Democratic party nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt, the governor of NY, for president and Senator John Nance Garner of TX for vice president. The platform called for the repeal of Prohibition and a reduction in federal spending.
The 1936 presidential campaign focused on class to an unusual extent for American politics. Conservative Democrats such as Alfred E. Smith supported Landon. 80% of newspapers endorsed the Republicans, accusing Roosevelt of imposing a centralized economy. Most businesspeople charged the New Deal with trying to destroy American individualism and threatening the nation’s liberty. Roosevelt appealed to a coalition of western and southern farmers, industrial workers, urban ethnic voters, and reform-minded intellectuals. African-American voters, historically Republican, switched to FDR in record numbers.
The election was fought in the shadow of World War II in Europe, as the United States was emerging from the Great Depression. Roosevelt, the broke with tradition and ran and won an unprecedented 3rd term by a margin of nearly 5 million: 27,244,160 popular votes to Republican Wendell L. Willkie’s 22,305,198. The president carried the electoral college, 449 to 82. The new vice president was Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, chosen by the Democrats to replace the 2 term vice president John Nance Garner who no longer agreed with Roosevelt about anything. Charles A. McNary was the Republican candidate for vice president.
By the beginning of 1944, in the middle of World War II, it was clear that President Franklin D. Roosevelt planned to run for a 4TH term, and this shaped the coming campaign. Democratic party regulars disliked Vice President Henry A. Wallace; eventually they persuaded Roosevelt to replace him with Senator Harry S. Truman of MO.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1932, 1936, 1940 & 1944 - FDR and contains 21 slides and covers the following:
ELECTION OF 1932
ELECTION OF 1936
ELECTION OF 1940
Roosevelt’s Third Term
ELECTION OF 1944
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.