Role 1 President Franklin Roosevelt

 

Describe role: You are the President, Franklin Delanor Roosevelt, who has to decide if the United States should enter the war in Europe. The American people are not really wanting to get into another World War. After the bombing, he feels we have to enter the war. He led the U.S. out of economic crisis early on, but how can he handle the economics of war?

Background Information:He was President of the United States of American and Commander in Chief of all U.S. military forces from March 1933 until his death in April 1945. He was well respected by the people. He brought the country out of the Great Depression. The war was a very difficult time to be in office with lots of stress.

Your school's library may have a variety of print sources on World War II. You need to keep in mind when researching you are looking for your role and task in mind. You will need to search the internet sites on the purpose page.

Enrichment activity: Your team could write a letter or email an expert in the field for possible extra credit. Below is a name and email address of a resource for you. You will need to have a list of questions before the contact. I want to see your questions before you email the contact.

contact a Historian email:http://tps.cr.nps.gov/history/