History MattersJanuary 15 to January 31, 2020

Showing our children that their past is prelude to their future

On January 20, 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated to an unprecedented fourth term. Three months later he died, leaving an extraordinary legacy of having maneuvered the country through the Great Depression, and World War II—some of the most difficult times in American history. In 1947, the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed, limiting presidential service: