Franklin Delano Roosevelt


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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945) and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war. A Democrat and the only American president elected to more than two terms, he facilitated a ... more »

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  • Responsibility for political conditions thousands of miles away can no longer be avoided, I think, by this great Nation. Certainly I don't want to live to see another war. As I have said, the world is...
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. FDR Speaks authorized edition of speeches, 1933-1945 (recordings of Franklin Roosevelt's public add...
  • The peace loving nations must make a concerted effort in opposition to those violations of treaties and those ignorings of humane instincts which today are creating a state of international anarchy an...
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. ed. Samuel I. Rosenman, The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 13 vols., New Yor...
  • The more I have studied American history and the more clearly I have seen what the problems are. I do believe that the common denominator of our great men in public life has not been mere allegiance t...
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. FDR Speaks authorized speeches, 1933-1945 (recordings of Franklin Roosevelt's public addresses), si...
  • ''We have the men—the skill—the wealth—and above all, the will.... We must be the great arsenal of democracy.''
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. Democratic politician, president. speech, Dec. 29, 1940, Washington, D.C.. "Fireside Chat," The Penguin Book o...
  • ''Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.''
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Radio broadcast, April 14, 1938. "Fireside Chat," (April 14, 1938).
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