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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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Thu., April 2, 2020
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

In the Arena (1901-1910)  

Theodore Roosevelt becomes one of the most beloved presidents of the United States, building the Panama Canal and preserving American wilderness; Franklin Delano Roosevelt weds Eleanor, enters a law firm, and considers running for New York State Senate.

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Thu., April 2, 2020
10:00 pm
(120 minutes)

In the Arena (1901-1910)  

Theodore Roosevelt becomes one of the most beloved presidents of the United States, building the Panama Canal and preserving American wilderness; Franklin Delano Roosevelt weds Eleanor, enters a law firm, and considers running for New York State Senate.

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Fri., April 3, 2020
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

In the Arena (1901-1910)  

Theodore Roosevelt becomes one of the most beloved presidents of the United States, building the Panama Canal and preserving American wilderness; Franklin Delano Roosevelt weds Eleanor, enters a law firm, and considers running for New York State Senate.

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Fri., April 3, 2020
3:30 am
(120 minutes)

In the Arena (1901-1910)  

Theodore Roosevelt becomes one of the most beloved presidents of the United States, building the Panama Canal and preserving American wilderness; Franklin Delano Roosevelt weds Eleanor, enters a law firm, and considers running for New York State Senate.

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Thu., April 9, 2020
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

The Fire of Life (1910-1919)  

Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for America to enter World War I; Franklin Delano Roosevelt serves as Secretary of the Navy; Theodore's death at age 60 provides Franklin with a major opportunity.

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Thu., April 9, 2020
10:00 pm
(120 minutes)

The Fire of Life (1910-1919)  

Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for America to enter World War I; Franklin Delano Roosevelt serves as Secretary of the Navy; Theodore's death at age 60 provides Franklin with a major opportunity.

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Fri., April 10, 2020
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

The Fire of Life (1910-1919)  

Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for America to enter World War I; Franklin Delano Roosevelt serves as Secretary of the Navy; Theodore's death at age 60 provides Franklin with a major opportunity.

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Fri., April 10, 2020
3:30 am
(120 minutes)

The Fire of Life (1910-1919)  

Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for America to enter World War I; Franklin Delano Roosevelt serves as Secretary of the Navy; Theodore's death at age 60 provides Franklin with a major opportunity.

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

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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.
Una fe fuerte y activa (1944-1962)

Una fe fuerte y activa (1944-1962)

Examina el papel de Eleanor como defensora de los derechos civiles y de la ONU.

The Common Cause (1939-1944)

The Common Cause (1939-1944)

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

La causa común (1939-1944)

La causa común (1939-1944)

Obtén una visión del liderazgo de FDR durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

El camino ascendente (1933-1939)

El camino ascendente (1933-1939)

Examina el Nuevo Trato de Roosevelt y el creciente activismo político de Eleanor.

The Rising Road (1933-1939)

The Rising Road (1933-1939)

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

The Storm (1920-1933)

The Storm (1920-1933)

FDR battles with polio and responds to the Great Depression.