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FDR’s Commitment to the Hudson Valley

by Paul M. Sparrow, director FDR Presidential Library and Museum On July 1st, the Trustees of the FDR Library and Museum will present the first Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Hudson Valley Vision Award to Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro for … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: October 1-7

October 5, 1937: FDR gives a campaign speech in Chicago calling for a “quarantine” of the aggressor nations.   ********** Did you know: On October 7, 1942 FDR announced his plan to try war criminals after the war. On October … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: September 1-7

September 3, 1940: FDR approves the “destroyers for bases” deal with Great Britain.  Through this deal, the United States transferred destroyers to the British Navy in exchange for leases for British naval and air bases. ********** Did you know: On … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: August 8-14

August 14, 1935: FDR signs the Social Security Bill into law. ********** Did you know: On August 14, 1936 FDR set forth a foreign policy of neutrality at Chautauqua, NY. On August 14, 1941 FDR announced the Atlantic Charter.  

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This Week in Roosevelt History: June 22-30

June 22, 1944: FDR signs the G.I. Bill of Rights which offers educational assistance to veterans. Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill. June 22, 1944 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 64-269. ********** Did you know: On June 26, 1935 … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: June 15-21

June 16, 1929: FDR is the Grand Marshall of his 25th Harvard Reunion. FDR at his 25th Class Anniversary at Harvard. June 16-20, 1929 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-22:3701(11). ********** Did you know: On June 16, 1933 FDR departed … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: June 8-14

June 11, 1939: FDR hosts a hot dog picnic at Top Cottage for King George IV and Queen Elizabeth of England. ********** Did you know: On June 12, 1939 FDR addressed the graduating class of the U.S. Military Academy at … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: June 1-7

June 6, 1944: FDR announces the D-Day invasion.   Click here to listen to the D-Day prayer on our website. ********** Did you know: On June 2, 1938 FDR addressed the graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: May 22-31

May 27, 1935: The Supreme Court declares the National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional. ********** Did you know: On May 28, 1934 FDR reviewed the fleet off the entrance to the New York harbor while aboard the USS Indianapolis. The fleet … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: May 8-14

May 11, 1935: FDR creates the Rural Electrification Administration to bring electricity to isolated rural areas not serviced by private utilities. Rural Electrification Admin (REA): lineman working on pole as farmer watches. FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 63-295. ********** Did … Continue reading

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