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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was nothing if not an optimist. Despite being faced with the greatest economic crisis in American history, he was determined that the United States would one day emerge...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2021 10:46 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

I would describe Roosevelt's political philosophy as "pragmatic." He was not a strong liberal by today's standards nor was he a conservative in the vein of Herbert Hoover. Instead, he tended to...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012 2:23 pm UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is one of the best known Democrats in the history of the United States. His political affiliation was with the Democratic Party as he was a relatively liberal...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2012 8:43 pm UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

What President Roosevelt meant in saying this was that it was important for people to be economically secure in order that they could also have political freedom. When he said this, he was...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2012 1:17 pm UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover can be understood as examples of liberal and conservative approaches to presidency. FDR is hailed by many as a president who actively worked to address the...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019 1:57 pm UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The first answer is very nicely detailed, but I wonder if you are asking about the same speech that you asked about in your previous question. In that speech (the 1944 State of the Union Address),...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2012 2:10 pm UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The four freedoms described by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his speech to the seventy-seventh Congress delivered on January 6th, 1941, are succinctly expressed and worth quoting in full: The first...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2019 12:50 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The most important defeats that President Roosevelt suffered were defeats in WWII. The US, of course, suffered many defeats early on in the war. These can be seen as defeats that Roosevelt...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012 12:13 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

After opening with a "Good evening, friends," I think that I would emphasize how there is always darkness before the dawn. In my mind, one of the most important outcomes of President Roosevelt's...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2012 9:20 pm UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Roosevelt became president in 1932, in the middle of the worst economic crisis in history together with the one we are living now. The measures taken by his predecessor, Hoover, had proven...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2012 8:49 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

This speech was Roosevelt's last speech of the 1936 presidential campaign. In it, he tries to get a "yes" response by appealing to Americans' sense of unity as a country. He tries to remind them...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 1:30 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Works Progress Administration was the creation of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a means of ameliorating the effects of the Great Depression, by putting millions of people to work, a way of creating...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2014 12:27 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

In addressing the new graduates at the United States Naval Academy, President Roosevelt communicated simply and openly, talking directly to the new Naval officers about the ways in which they...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2011 9:21 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Different people can believe things for different reasons. In this answer, let us look at some of the most common reasons why people might believe this. First, it is because the statement is not...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2013 7:38 pm UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Upon taking office, FDR knew that his biggest challenge was to try and get the shattered economy back on its feet. Among other things, this would mean fixing the banking system, which was in a...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2019 10:16 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

I believe only the adults listened to F.D.R.'s fireside chats. The questions he was discussing were too complicated for children to understand them. During the 1930's the radio had different kinds...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2012 11:37 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

I think that the quote you are seeking is one in which President Roosevelt was able to establish what is now known as the Federal Aviation Authority. The exact quote comes from the act that helped...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2012 4:19 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The crash of the stock market and the rise of fascism in Europe definitely caused people to be fearful. Many people's lives were torn apart during the stock market crash, and some never really...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 8:59 pm UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The official version of events put out by the Roosevelt Administration was that the USS Greer had been fired upon by a German submarine. The Germans disputed this account and stated instead that it...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2018 10:42 am UTC

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The answer to your question is yes, the humor FDR used for this speech was effective. Because the speech was given at the laying of the cornerstone of the library which would house his...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2012 6:25 am UTC

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