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.)
Activities of the President Franklin D Roosevelt and his family in Hyde Park, New York. View of the Hudson Valley home of the President of the United States Franklin D Roosevelt. Roosevelt drives his car to a field. He talks with his children while filling documents at his residence. He sits with his wife on a garden. Children ride horses.
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.
President Franklin D.Roosevelt (FDR) sitting at a desk, reading congratulatory letters and telegrams from supporters. He is surrounded by grandchildren: Curtis Dall,Jr.; Sara Roosevelt; and Anna Eleanor Dall. Next is a closeup of FDR signing a letter thanking Dan V. Stephens for his telegram. (Stephens was Democratic Congressman from Nebraska's 3rd District, 1911-1919. He died in January, 1939.) Scene changes to the lawn at "Springwood," the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, New York, where President and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt are sitting in wicker lawn chairs. She is knitting, and FDR is paying attention to the grandchildren, Sara and Curtis, who are riding horses,and granddaughter, Sara, on a pony. He talks with Sara. Closeup of Sara. The President is next seen relaxing with his stamp collection. Finally, he is seen sitting by the fireplace, with his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt.
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.
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.