FDR has become one of the most controversial American presidents due to his New Deal. Click the image to view a documentary on his impact
The policies and persona of Franklin Roosevelt set the cast of the "modern" presidency. He was unquestionably the most vital figure in the nation, and perhaps the world, during his 13 years in the White House. Engendering both admiration and scorn, FDR exerted unflinching leadership during the most tumultuous period in the nation's history since the Civil War. Click HERE to watch a PBS documentary.