Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882-April 12, 1945) led the United States out of the Great Depression through his New Deal, a political promise became a dynamic policy. If that first characterization of his leadership is true enough, it must be accompanied by a second thought: an internationalist, he led the nation masterfully into World War II, victoriously in that war, and large-heartedly toward the organization of the peace in the form of the United Nations. This could be called a New Deal in foreign affairs, as it brought the United States out of the psychic vestiges of colonial status and isolationism. Roosevelt's second aim was second only chronologically. His policy was integral: he saw himself presiding over a healthy nation in global comity.