Tag Archives: 1940

The Most Important Presidential Election in History

By Paul Sparrow, Director, FDR Library There is always a lively debate when people discuss “the most important” presidential elections in American history. Abraham Lincoln’s victory in 1860 and his leadership during the Civil War, the peaceful transfer of power … Continue reading

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From the Museum

Roosevelt Campaign Posters   Franklin Roosevelt is the only American president elected to four terms. The campaign posters seen above represent all four of his presidential campaigns—1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944. Before the era of television and the internet, campaign … Continue reading

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Public Programs News and Events

The FDR Presidential Library and Museum and the Roosevelt Institute are pleased to announce “FDR’s 4 CAMPAIGNS,” a free public forum on October 21, 2012. The forum will consist of two afternoon panel discussions beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the … Continue reading

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Found in the Archives

FDR and the Democratic National Convention “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people” – Franklin D. Roosevelt This now famous line was uttered by FDR during his acceptance speech at the 1932 Democratic … Continue reading

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