U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in his study at the family home, Springwood, in Hyde Park, New York. He smiles and speaks. His desk is piled high with congratulatory messages following his reelection to a second term.
Opening scene shows the White House in Washington, DC. Scene shifts to President Roosevelt seated, ready to address the Nation by radio. View of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. FDR with his entire family posing, in front of the family home "Springwood" at Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt, when Governor of New York, seen in a sail boat, in 1929. FDR in his car at his Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. He is speaking with a man associated with the Institute, who then greets several polio victims in wheel chairs there. Crowds celebrating Roosevelt's election, in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, in 1932. Roosevelt, at the Democratic Headquarters at the Biltmore Hotel on November 8, 1932. He is standing, supported by his son James, as he remarks: "It looks my friends like a real landslide this time." Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol. FDR taking the oath of office on March 4, 1933. A man looking at stock market ticker tape. A group of people raising a National Recovery Administration member flag. Glimpse of "Springwood" and then view of President Roosevelt sitting next to his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. Next, as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sit in the garden, their grandchildren, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie") come past riding horses, with granddaughter Sara, behind them on a pony. FDR pets the pony and talks with Sara. FDR being nominated for a second term as President, in the 1936 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Roosevelt, riding in an inaugural motorcade as he begins an unprecedented 4th term as President in 1941. Glimpse of President and Mrs. Roosevelt in an open car. West point cadets marching in the inaugural parade. Military trucks towing artillery pieces in the parade. President Roosevelt speaking at the dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association at the Willard hotel in Washington, DC, March 15, 1941. He extols the virtues of Winston Churchill and the British people. And he promises that America will supply them with the war materiel they need (This is known as the Lend Lease Speech.)
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Hyde Park, New York. The President drives his personal Ford Phaeton automobile along the original tree-lined driveway to his family estate, Springwood, in Hyde Park, New York. The President parks beside a tree on the drive. His daughter, Anna Roosevelt Dall, dressed in riding attire, steps forward and places a tape measure around the tree to measure it's circumference. The President participates in the measurement activity from the seat of his car.
A telegram from Alfred M Landon to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, congratulates him on his victory in the elections. President Roosevelt at desk in his study at the family home, Springwood, in Hyde Park, New York. He reads congratulatory letters and telegrams with his mother Sara Roosevelt. Roosevelt talks to his mother, Sara, and drinks from a glass.
Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen (woman diplomat) weds Captain Boerge Rohde (Danish officer) at Hyde Park in New York. The newly married couple emerges from the St James Church in Hyde Park. Couple in their car surrounded by the invitees.The couple poses for public and press.
Betsey Cushing Roosevelt, daughter-in-law of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, at a stable with her horse. This is on the premises of Springwood, the Roosevelt family home and retreat in Hyde Park, New York. A personal service guard assists her. She poses for the camera with her horse, and then rides the horse. View of a glass topped box filled with equestrian award ribbons.