1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944;
Democrat. (Died in office in 1945 at the start of his fourth term)
New Deal to end great depression (created an "alphabetocracy" of agencies): two parts: First 100 Days and 2nd New Deal; social security created under the New Deal, opposition from Supreme Court, so he tried "court packing" (people didn't like that), tried to maintain neutrality in WWII, but had ties to allies (Lend Lease Act, strong economic ties), 1941: Pearl harbor ("a date which will live in infamy"), US enters WWII. Used "fireside chats" over the radio to connect with population.
Became president after death of FDR in 1945, reelected in 1948; Democrat
First and only president to use nuclear weapons; postwar: the US joined the United Nations, Truman Doctrine (containment of communism), Marshall Plan (rebuild Europe), "Fair Deal"-his economic policy, recognized Israel, Berlin airlift, 2nd term: supported/joined NATO, "McCarthyism", Korean War (fired Gen Douglas MacArthur), executive orders desegregating armed forces and prohibiting discrimination in civil service system.