Book: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to Hyde Park, Home of FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - Presidential Library & Museum by Barbara Ann Mojicacategories: Book, Presidential Libraries, Fireside Chats, New Deal, Eleanor Roosevelt, Great Depression, New York Museums, World War II, Residential Architecture, U.S. Landmarks, History 2Oth Century, U.S. Presidents, Politics, Children's Book
Barbara Ann Mojicaabout this book: Franklin Delano Roosevelt 's upbringing at his family home in Hyde Park, New York guided him in his role of constructing and shaping his policies during the great economic depression and World War II. Readers will discover how FDR and his family lived, and the numerous hobbies he pursued. Learn how FDR rose through the ranks of government, beginning political life as a New York State Senator and later Governor. His interest in ships received a just reward when he served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Gain insight into how FDR coped with polio and transformed this setback into a positive force.
Val-kill, Eleanor Roosevelt's cottage, and guest house sit on the grounds. Here she entertained family and heads of state. Find out about how she served as a United Nations ambassador and champion of the underprivileged.
FDR became the first president to be elected to four terms of office. He was the first president to donate his letters and works to the nation, designing and constructing his Presidential Library on the grounds. Today it is one of the foremost research centers in the world. Here the general public can view the actual desk and chair he used when president. Exhibits highlight the history and significance of his programs of the New Deal and life during World War II.
After visiting the grounds, one understands FDR's feeling about his family home, "My heart has always been here. It always will be."
Remember, "If you don't know your history, you don't know what you're talking about."
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