Ross School - Senior Project 2013


Student: James Turits

Mentor: Fred Pratt

Domains: History/Media

Faculty Grader: Carrie Clark


Documentation of Product


Title: A World Without Roosevelt



Exhibition & Presentation Summary


Presentation: For my senior project, I literally changed history (on the theoretical level). I researched the influence President Franklyn Delano Roosevelt had on history and composed a series of events that would have followed if the attempt on his life were successful in 1939.  It is a video essay that explains the events that would have occurred or changed in a world where FDR had been assassinated. This includes who would have replaced him, United States social policies, the outcome of World War II, which country developed the first atomic bomb and other major historical events. Each change in history can be backtracked to the death of President Frankly Delano Roosevelt. It is all just a theory, Im simply the one who explains it.

Movie Product


Works Consulted


"1933 - Assassination Attempt on Franklin D. Roosevelt." 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

"Announcements (more)." Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

Cowley, Robert, and Stephen E. Ambrose. What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been. London: Macmillan, 2000. Print.

"DeviantART: Where ART Meets Application!" DeviantART: Where ART Meets Application! N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

"Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

"Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Resource Guide." (Virtual Programs & Services,Library of Congress). N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

"Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Hiroshima and Nagasaki. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

"Manhattan Project (United States History)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

"Pearl Harbor Images." Pearl Harbor Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

"World War II." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

"WWII Campaigns: China Defensive." WWII Campaigns: China Defensive. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.