History & Culture

Get to know FDR, 32nd President of the United States and one of the most important political figures of the twentieth century. Elected to an unprecedented four terms, Roosevelt led the United States through two national crises, the Great Depression and World War II, and in the process presided over events that fundamentally altered the course of American history.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

A history of Franklin D. Roosevelt, his personal life and rise to the presidency.

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Houses & Gardens

The places that tell the story of FDR's life and presidency.

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A History of the Springwood Estate

A brief history of the Roosevelt estate from European settlement in the seventeenth century to present day.

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The Roosevelt family and the friends and political associates that frequented Hyde Park.

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Selections from the park's museum collection.

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Black Civil Rights Leaders

The story of important Black Americans that shaped the Roosevelts' understanding of race in America.

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Disability History

Explore the history of polio, paralysis, and disability through FDR's experience.

Last updated: January 10, 2024

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