Franklin D. Roosevelt, also known as FDR, was America’s 32nd president from 1933 to 1945. He was immensely popular and is the only president in America who ever served and was elected for four terms. FDR is known for leading the nation through the trying times of the Great Depression and World War II.
He also established a series of social and economic reforms that gave the Federal government more power and were known as the New Deal.
America’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, also affectionately known as Teddy, was in office from 1901 to 1909. He was well known for his talent for public speaking, administrative skills, and foreign relations. He made the top of the list due to his overall vision and expertise in economic management. He is the first president to make conservation a national issue and established numerous national parks, forests, and monuments.
He also strengthened the Navy and facilitated the construction of the Panama Canal. Roosevelt was also an active participant in the negotiations that lead to the end of the Russo-Japanese War and even won a Nobel Peace Prize.
Teddy Roosevelt’s Dangerous Hobby
President Roosevelt enjoyed active pursuits during his downtime and playing physical sports. One time at the White House he decided to spar with a Navy Officer.
The tussle got quite intense and Roosevelt took a strong hit to his left eye. The blow actually blinded him, but he didn’t let anyone know the truth for several weeks.
President Roosevelt was stricken with polio at the age of 39 and spent most of his adult life in a wheelchair. He used a specially designed car which allowed him to drive using only his hands.
He passed away in 1945, while in office from intracerebral hemorrhage and sadly did not get the chance to see the end of World War II.
The most famous founding father and a familiar face from the $1 bill, George Washington was America’s very first president. While in office from 1789 to 1797 he played an integral part in the foundation of the United States government, implementing a tax system and establishing the national bank.
He also served as commander in chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and was ranked as the 2nd best president in United States history.