By Paul M. 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 from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson in 1800, and the 1932 election of Franklin … Continue reading The Most Important Presidential Election in History
November 6, 1940 "HYDE PARK, Tuesday—This is Election Day and I have been told with great firmness to get my column in early because the telegraph wires into New York City will soon be busy with election news. Of course, nothing authentic in the way of election returns can come in until the late afternoon, … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: November 1-7
November 7, 1944: FDR is re-elected for a fourth term as president. Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected for a fourth term as President. November 10, 1944 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 72-18377A.