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Franklin D. Roosevelt, who uttered that famous quote, lived in a time when Americans had a lot to fear: first from the Great Depression and then from World War II. Fear is front and ... FDR won a fourth term and George W. Bush a second based largely on the same promise: to keep America safe. World War II ...
The Trump administration would like to slash what the government spends on food for low-income Americans. Its latest budget proposal calls for reducing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outlays by $200 billion over the next decade and replacing about half of the aid delivered through ...
One of the more feverish accusations in the early years of the Cold War, the late 1940s, early 1950s, concerned Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his performance at the Yalta Accords in February 1945, which occurred as World War II was winding down and Soviet imperialism was becoming more apparent.
Eleanor Roosevelt's story is brought to life in a one-woman show titled "Across a Barrier of Fear," starring Jane Van Boskirk. It will be performed Sunday, March 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 ...
Two tourists take photos Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at Springwood, the Roosevelt family home in Hyde Park, N.Y. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born here in the ... Here, on guided tours, visitors can see the bed where FDR was born, the wheelchair he used for navigation in the home, and other details of his ...

On this day in 1944, during World War II, the House voted 299-95 to override President Franklin D. Roosevelt's veto of the Revenue Act of 1943. When the Senate concurred on the next day, by a 72-14 vote, it marked the first time in U.S. history that Congress enacted a revenue law without presidential ...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt made a whistle-stop speech in Everett on Oct. 1, 1937, on his way from the Olympic Peninsula to Grand Coulee Dam. Truman made a second visit as president in 1952. Bill Clinton flew into Paine Field aboard Air Force One on Feb. 23, 1993, to promote his economic plan.
On this day in 1942, 10 weeks after a Japanese carrier force bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order that led to the forced removal of some 112,000 Japanese-Americans, most of them U.S. citizens, from their homes, to be relocated in internment camps in ...
FDR's administration then adopted a new model in 1939 that used food stamps for the first time in a short-lived program. Low-income people could buy stamps and redeem them for groceries worth 50 percent more than what they spent - as long as they spent the bonus ones on items designated as ...
Conrad Black has written biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon, a strategic history of the United States, and The History of Canada, is a weekly contributor to the National Review Online, frequently appears elsewhere in American, Canadian, and British publications, was the chairman of ...
There was one in January 1941, for example, after Franklin D. Roosevelt's inauguration to an unprecedented third term in office. That past spring all the European democracies, with the exception of Great Britain, had fallen to the relentless Nazi forces, and in Asia, Japan had extended its reach into China.
After launching his "First 100 days" initiative, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in coordination with Congress, passed 15 major pieces of legislation and created the benchmark by which every subsequent president's success is measured against. In David B. Woolner's The Last 100 Days: FDR at war and at ...
On this day in 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served just over 12 years as the nation's 32nd president, was born at the family estate in the Hudson Valley ... She died in 1941 shortly before the United States entered World War II, while FDR, as he was widely known, was beginning his unprecedented third ...
Robert Dallek's "political life" of President Franklin D Roosevelt tracks FDR's every move from his first foray into elective politics as a state senator in upstate New York to his death in office in the spring of 1945. Roosevelt's socially successful but academically unmemorable career as a schoolboy at Groton ...
Trump stock rally second only to FDR ... In addition to a record-setting period for stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Mr. Trump officially took office on Inauguration Day has produced the second-best 12-month performance since Franklin D. Roosevelt's first year in 1933. Source: FactSet and ...
Aren't they doing what President Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted, they ask us? Well, no. Where we are now would not surprise Roosevelt, who detested the "dole," and all that smacked of it, and knew all too well where it led. "We have here a human as well as an economic problem," he said in his State of the ...

Four national historic sites in the region are temporarily closed after the federal government shut down Friday at midnight after both sides of the Senate failed to come up with a spending bill. Beginning Saturday in the mid-Hudson Valley, the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, Eleanor ...
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the nation's 32nd president and the only one to be elected to four terms, was inaugurated for a fourth and final term on this day, a Saturday in 1945, as World War II appeared headed toward a total Allied victory. With the nation's capital consumed by the war effort, FDR opted to forgo ...
... left, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, met here in an unprecedented history making war conference, are pictured on the lawn of the Hotel ANFA in Casablanca, January 14, 1943, the scene of the historic meeting. It was here that the now famous phrase was uttered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, ...
Diane Linenbroker grew up in Hyde Park. She moved away. And she moved back, in large part because Hyde Park is where the National Park Service operates the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Sites. Nearby Mills Norrie State Park and ...
Sherrod's educational effort included influencing President Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to release photographs and film footage taken on Beito. On December 28, 1943, Sherrod attended a press conference in Washington, D.C., where Roosevelt talked about the demise of Doctor New Deal for a new ...
Franklin D. Roosevelt isn't as popular as he once was. When Barack Obama won the 2008 election, he let it be known that he was reading a book about FDR, and tumbleweed blew through the newsrooms. Which is odd because for many decades FDR was every bit the model liberal as Ronald Reagan ...
HYDE PARK, N.Y. >> Kingston High's best offensive performance of the season enabled the Tigers to hand Roosevelt's previously unbeaten girls basketball team its first loss Saturday. The Tigers ran the ball, scored off the break and shared it unselfishly in an 88-64 triumph over the Presidents. Kingston ...
6, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his famous "Four Freedoms" speech. The year was 1941. Europe was subjugated to Hitler and in ruins. Great Britain's survival as a nation hung in the balance and the US refused to become embroiled in the war as FDR wrote and delivered this State of the ...
HYDE PARK, N.Y. >> An emotionally charged Spackenkill boys basketball team, playing its first game since the death of junior varsity coach Greg Diamond, held off Roosevelt High 57-51 for a big non-league victory. Diamond, who was on the bench for the varsity team's win during the Duane Davis ...
It usually struck children, though Franklin Delano Roosevelt was 39 years old when he was infected -- and it cost him the use of his legs. It didn't slow his career, and one of the few concessions FDR made to his condition was publicly championing research efforts into polio and other childhood illnesses.
Yet, FDR's legendary charm began wearing thin in 1934. By 1935, things were sliding into open warfare. He repeatedly griped about what he called "poisonous propaganda." In the president's mind, any reporter who wasn't strongly for him was against him. Asking tough questions about his New Deal ...
... Dallek's new biography of Franklin D Roosevelt might have simply been a very good book. Given Trump, it feels like an essential one. Dallek, who has previously written biographies of John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson, here captures a full life in a single volume with brisk prose. We see FDR's rise, ...
In this 1938 photo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt works on a speech in the office of his estate in Hyde Park, New York. Also on hand are, ... Each Christmas Eve in the 1930s and 1940s, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would deliver a radio address to the people of the United States. For the 32nd ...
Left: The elevator-disguised-as-a-smokestack monument to FDR. gapcohen (Atlas Obscura User) Right: The USS Potomac, 1939. One of those smokestacks is fooling you. ... Submit. From 1906 until 1977, all U.S. presidents had an official yacht. For Franklin D. Roosevelt, that seafaring vessel was the USS Potomac.
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in 1944, the world was in chaos. The war was raging, rations were a way of life, factories were desperate for workers. Roosevelt's steadying ways reassured the American people who did not want to change leadership during such ...
Since 1960, the number of presidential biographies has mushroomed: more than 2,200 of Abraham Lincoln, almost 1,200 of John F. Kennedy, 800 of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Of them all, it is perhaps ... There are many strengths to "Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life." Dallek fully incorporates into his ...
Adequate single-volume biographies about FDR abound. But none are as heroically objective and wide-angled as this fine Dallek effort. The anchor of this book, however, is the White House years. While thoroughly admiring of Roosevelt's savvy World War II commander in chief decisions such as in French ...
13 in a program presented by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. ... George S. Patton, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as well as rich and colorful personalities like Josephine Baker; the womanizing Duff Cooper, Churchill's close ...
Nominally, the telegrams concerned Hoover's efforts to gain F.D.R.'s help in assembling a delegation to negotiate with European countries about their war ... But they also exposed, as the Times put it, a "clash of methods," and what the late historian Frank Freidel, in his 1973 book "Franklin D. Roosevelt: ...
Beginning in 1932, you began to see a mass defection of black voters to the Democratic party, driven by the Great Depression and the inertia of the Herbert Hoover administration that preceded the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When black workers started flooding into the Democratic Party in ...
His latest book is Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life (Viking, 2017). He lives in Washington, D.C. The interview, which was conducted by telephone, has been lightly edited. You have written about FDR's presidency on many occasions prior to this book. What was the main inspiration for writing this new ...
Philadelphia (CBS) -- A man selling shoes in a South Philadelphia park Sunday morning is fighting for his life, after being shot during an attempted robbery. Authorities are now searching for the gunmen. Philadelphia police say a 36-year-old man, who was selling sneakers in FDR Park near the tennis ...
The 34-year-old victim was rushed from the scene with gunshot wounds to the face, chest, and hand. Detectives said they believe the man was selling sneakers in the parking lot when a pair of suspects tried to rob him. The victim's name was not released. Officials said he was in critical condition at ...
HYDE PARK - A 17-year-old Franklin D. Roosevelt high school student was arrested Wednesday after threatening on social media to shoot students at the high school, according to Hyde Park town police. Elijha Bonet, of Hyde Park, was charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, police said.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, first elected in 1932 and serving until his death in 1945, brought the American presidency to the stage of world leadership, ... Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin" and "Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt," were finalists for the ...
Left: The elevator-disguised-as-a-smokestack monument to FDR. gapcohen (Atlas Obscura User) Right: The USS Potomac, 1939. One of those smokestacks is fooling ... From 1906 until 1977, all U.S. presidents had an official yacht. For Franklin D. Roosevelt, that seafaring vessel was the USS Potomac.
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in 1944, the world was in chaos. The war was raging, rations were a way of life, factories were desperate for workers. Roosevelt's steadying ways reassured the American people who did not want to change leadership during such ...
BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn -- students and staff have returned to a Brooklyn high school after they were evacuated Wednesday morning because of a bomb threat, city officials said. police confirm that a threat was made against FDR High school in Borough Park, located at 5800 20th Ave. The school ...
When cheerleading was "born" on November 2, 1898, it looked a lot different than it does today. There were no tiny outfits, no wild stunts and--surprise!--no women. University of Minnesota student Johnny Campbell rallied a football crowd with the ad-libbed cheer, "Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah!
Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at ...
In his book, Woolner shows how FDR, a man of 63 in a precarious state of health, coped with the day-to-day demands of office during one of the most critical periods in American history. His reduced capacity for work meant that he had to set strict personal and public priorities, and the decisions he made ...
Surely the end was nigh. Up and down the Great Plains, from the Texas panhandle to the Dakota prairies, dust stripped the paint from their barns, the wheat from their fields, the money -- what pitiful amount was left -- from their pockets. "Today is just common hell, death and destruction to every growing ...
Adequate single-volume biographies about FDR abound. But none are as heroically objective and wide-angled as this fine Dallek effort. The anchor of this book, however, is the White House years. While thoroughly admiring of Roosevelt's savvy World War II commander in chief decisions such as in French ...


 

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