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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.

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The Roosevelts Quote Quiz

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt speaking on Women's Day at the Chicago World's Fair, 1933 (Photo Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

Was it Theodore, Franklin or Eleanor? Match these memorable quotes to their source.

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The Roosevelts and Washington History

Boundary Stones

The Roosevelts had a significant impact on the history of the greater Washington area. Check out related stories from our Boundary Stones local history blog. 

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A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)

Examine Eleanor’s role as civil rights and U.N champion after FDR’s death.
The Common Cause (1939-1944)

WETA PassportThe Common Cause (1939-1944)

Survey FDR’s leadership during WWII, while Eleanor tends to wounded servicemen.

The Rising Road (1933-1939)

WETA PassportThe Rising Road (1933-1939)

Examine FDR’s New Deal and Eleanor’s growing political activism.

The Storm (1920-1933)

WETA PassportThe Storm (1920-1933)

FDR battles with polio and responds to the Great Depression.

The Fire of Life (1910-1919)

WETA PassportThe Fire of Life (1910-1919)

Trace the effects of WWI on the lives of the Roosevelts.

In the Arena (1901-1910)

WETA PassportIn the Arena (1901-1910)

Theodore’s presidency and FDR and Eleanor’s courtship and marriage.

Timeline Clip - Theodore and Booker T. Washington at Dinner

Timeline Clip - Theodore and Booker T. Washington at Dinner

Timeline Clip - Theodore Roosevelt has dinner with Booker T. Washington.