A new PBS series tells the story of The Roosevelts, an extraordinary family that has had more influence in America than any other before or since. The film uses a descriptive, storytelling style that is useful for teachers and classrooms, especially social studies in grades 7-12.
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From the Roosevelt family, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three Roosevelts not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. This new Ken Burns series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage and the conquest of fear.
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