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The National Debt Increased The Most Under These US Presidents

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1. Franklin D. Roosevelt (in office from 1933-1945)
> Compound annual growth rate for years in office: 22.6% ($19.7 billion)
> Overall change in national debt during presidency: +1,047.7% (+$236.1 billion)
> Total federal debt first year in office: $22.5 billion (39.4% of GDP)
> Total federal debt final year in office: $258.7 billion (113.5% of GDP)
> Party affiliation: Democratic

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