American Presidents

More about Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • During his term, social security tax was passed.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt stayed active in politics, championing civil rights, and writing a daily syndicated newspaper column called, “My Day.” After her husband’s death, she continued her own career as an American spokeswoman in the United Nations.
  • He appointed the first woman to a cabinet position---Frances Perkins. She became the Secretary of Labor.
  • "The Presidency is not merely an administrative office. That's the least of it. It is more than an engineering job, efficient or inefficient. It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership."

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