The Death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of the catastrophic defeats of the war. He was the 32nd President of the U.S. and was only 63 years old.
Roosevelt was on his fourth Presidential term. Only after his third month would he die. He was inside his second home on top of Pine Mountain in Warm Springs, Georgia. On April 12, 1945 around noon, he lost consciousness after claiming he had a headache, and died a couple of hours later.
Millions went into grieving. Millions couldn't believe that the United State's great leader was dead. Many blamed that his bad health was because of the war. They were probably right, but they would never know. Thousands paid tribute. Theaters closed down, and people of all races acknowledged his existence as a great leader. He was the only leader to serve four terms, and the longest to run in the office(1933-1945). He made history by ending the depression, and now he was about to end the war, but never saw it.
His funeral procession was down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. as an enormous crowd watched. Vice-President Harry S. Truman was then called into service as President. He acknowledged that he had a lot of responsibilties now and urged that the nation pray for him. They would have to.
Roosevelt left behind great plans, including the Manhattan Project(the development of the Atomic Bomb). Roosevelt also made it clear that the Axis would not get anything less than an unconditional surrender. Roosevelt would get his wish, but would not live to see them.