Ken Burns Classroom

FDR’s Third Term Begins

Ken Burns Film: The Roosevelts

Collections: Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

Subject: US History

Grade Level: 9-12

Video Run Time: 5:54

FDR becomes the first US president to win a third term in office. In his first state of the union of 1941, he describes the kind of world he hopes will emerge at the end of the war in Europe. FDR talked about the world as a neighborhood, which began to influence the way Americans looked at it.