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.
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt seen standing in courtyard of White House, with other officials. The old Executive Office Building is in the background. Democratic National Convention of July, 1920. Roosevelt is nominated as Vice Presidential candidate on ticket with James M. Cox. The two of them campaigning in San Francisco. Supporters parading. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with their four children and dog, at Hyde Park in New York. Crowds gather to hear Roosevelt campaign speeches. Franklin D. Roosevelt returns to Hyde Park and is greeted by his mother. He speaks there and greets supporters. Roosevelt on chrutches (due to polio) standing with John W. Davis and Alfred Smith. Scenes of the Democratic National Convention of 1924, in New York.
Presidential elections in the United States. Americans voting in various cities. People lined up outside building to vote. Buildings along the sides of the street. Acts and figures pasted on a board. People reading the news. President Roosevelt casting his vote at the Town Hall in Hyde Park, New York. Tabulation of the figure. Crowd at Times Square follow the returns. A board reads: 'National Broadcasting Company Election chart'. Announcements of figures on radio. A woman writing the figure on a board. Announcement of results at the Republican National Headquarters. Governor Dewey conceded defeat and President Roosevelt receives congratulations at Hyde Park.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, looking frail, after his election to a 4th term, late in 1944. Newspapers announce his death, on April 12, 1945. View from high above, of funeral procession for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Crowds of mourners line sidewalks in Washington, DC, along the funeral route. Members of the military, in the crowd, salute as the flag-covered coffin of the President passes. Military pallbearers carry the coffin into the White House,for a funeral service in the East Room, and on April 15, 1945, to a gravesite at the Roosevelt family home, Springwood, in Hyde Park, New York. Eleanor Roosevelt at the gravesite, Hyde Park, with her children, including sons, James and Elliott, both in military uniforms.