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Roosevelt, Franklin Delano 1882-1945.
The 32nd president of the United States (1933-1945). Governor of New York (1929-1933), he ran for president with the promise of a New Deal for the American people. His administration was marked by relief programs, measures to increase employment and assist industrial and agricultural recovery from the Depression, and World War II. He was the only US president to be reelected three times (1936, 1940, and 1944). He died in office.
A river, about 645 km (400 mi) long, of northwestern Brazil. Formerly known as the River of Doubt, it was renamed in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, who explored it in 1913.
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919.
The 26th president of the United States (1901-1909). Leader of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, he served as governor of New York (1899-1901) and US vice president (1901) under William McKinley. On McKinley's assassination (September 1901), he assumed the presidency. Roosevelt's administration was marked by the regulation of trusts, the building of the Panama Canal, and a foreign policy based on the motto "Speak softly and carry a big stick." He won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation in the Russo-Japanese War.
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1. (Biography) (Anna) Eleanor. 1884–1962, US writer, diplomat, and advocate of liberal causes: delegate to the United Nations (1945–52)
2. (Biography) her husband, Franklin Delano (ˈdɛləˌnəʊ), known as FDR. 1882–1945, 32nd president of the US (1933–45); elected four times. He instituted major reforms (the New Deal) to counter the economic crisis of the 1930s and was a forceful leader during World War II
3. (Biography) Theodore. 1858–1919, 26th president of the US (1901–09). A proponent of extending military power, he won for the US the right to build the Panama Canal (1903). He won the Nobel peace prize (1906), for mediating in the Russo-Japanese war
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Roo•se•velt(ˈroʊ zəˌvɛlt, -vəlt, ˈroʊz-; spelling pron. ˈru-)
1. (Anna) Eleanor, 1884–1962, U.S. diplomat and author (wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt).
2. Franklin Delano ( “FDR” ), 1882–1945, 32nd president of the U.S. 1933–45.
3. Theodore (Teddy, “T.R.” ), 1858–1919, 26th president of the U.S. 1901–09: Nobel peace prize 1906.
4. Rio, a river flowing N from W Brazil to the Madeira River. ab. 400 mi. (645 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Roosevelt - 32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the Great Depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)|
|2.||Roosevelt - wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)|
|3.||Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama Canal was built during his administration; "Theodore Roosevelt said `Speak softly but carry a big stick'" (1858-1919)|
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