|Text on Button||ROOSEVELT|
Bold blue text printed in the center on a white background. Above the text is a blue background behind three white stars. Below the text are five vertical red stripes on a white background.
|Curl Text||Union Bug, Bastian Bros. Co., Rochester, NY., Union Bug|
|Year / Decade Made|
Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933-1945. When he was elected to office, the country was deep into the Great Depression with approximately 13,000,000 people unemployed. Roosevelt is credited with giving hope to the American people, beginning with his inaugural address which included his famous quote, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Within his first months in office, Roosevelt prompted Congress to quickly pass the New Deal legislation which put people back to work under several newly-formed governmental organizations including the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Roosevelt is generally considered to be one of the most popular presidents and is the only president to ever be elected to more than two terms.