Friday, October 3, 2014

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's homes in Hyde Park, New York

After watching Ken Burns documentary on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; I had a burning desire to see their actual homes in Hyde Park, New York. They were amazing human beings and Americans.  I learned a lot by visiting the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. They had several video slideshows that showed actual footage of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt speaking. They showed photographs from the great depression.  Roosevelt was also widely beloved for his role in repealing Prohibition. The rapid expansion of government programs that occurred during Roosevelt's term redefined the role of the government in the United States, and Roosevelt's advocacy of government social programs was instrumental in redefining liberalism for coming generations.
Franklin D. Roosevelt( 1882-1945) Family Home       
 Eleanor Roosevelt's home                   
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt( October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American politician. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office. President Harry S. Truman later called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements. Eleanor became one of the only voices in the Roosevelt White House insisting that benefits be equally extended to Americans of all races.