Category Archives: This Week in Roosevelt History

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 22-30

September 23, 1944: FDR gives a campaign speech to the Teamsters Union denouncing Republican attacks that he had sent a U.S. Navy destroyer to retrieve his dog Fala after leaving him behind on the Aleutian Islands. Franklin D. Roosevelt in … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: September 15-21

September 16, 1940: FDR signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history. First drawing of the Selective Service. October 29, 1940 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-22:3712(32). ********** … 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 15-21

August 18, 1938: FDR receives and honorary degree of doctor of civil laws at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ********** Did you know: From August 17-24, FDR conferred with Prime Minister Churchill in Quebec, Canada at the first Quebec conference. … 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: August 1-7

August 6, 1918: FDR finds himself under fire on the Verdun front with General de Haye. FDR at La Citadelle in Verdun, France. August 6, 1918 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 47-96:4802(83). ********** Did you know: On August 1, 1933, … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: July 15-21

July 18, 1940: FDR was nominated for an unprecedented third term as president. ER addressing the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. July 18, 1940 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 69-96. ********** Did you know: On July 18, 1939 FDR released … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: July 8-14

July 10, 1934: FDR became the first president to travel to South America while in office. FDR – with three others in Panama, standing on gangplank with ship in rear. July 11, 1934 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-22:3660(35). ********** … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: July 1-7

July 2, 1932: FDR accepts the Democratic Party nomination for president at the convention in Chicago; declaring “a New Deal for the American people.” Franklin D. Roosevelt en route from Albany to Chicago to address the Democratic National Convention and … Continue reading

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