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Roosevelt, Franklin D.

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRoosevelt, Franklin D.Franklin D. RooseveltRoosevelt, Frank‧lin D. /ˈfræŋklən diː/ 🔊 🔊 (1882–1945) a US politician in the democratic party, also known as FDR, who was the president of the US from 1933 to 1945. He helped to end the great depression by starting a programme of social and economic changes called the new deal. He also tried to give support to the allies without getting the US involved in World War II, but when Japan attacked the US in 1941 he was forced to join the war.
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