American Presidents





American Presidents: Life Portrait Exhibit
4-8 Grade Student Activity

Franklin D. Roosevelt


Meet the 31st president!
President Roosevelt told the American people in his inauguration address, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." What current event of the time was he trying to address?

Look closer!
Look at the picture of Eleanor and Franklin surrounded by their thirteen grandchildren. They seem to be a variety of ages. Name one fear today of a 14-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 18-year-old. Are the fears similar or different? Do our fears change or remain the same as we get older? Explain your answer.


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