The Casablanca Conference – Unconditional Surrender

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director, FDR Library. In January, 1943, President Roosevelt embarked on a secret mission that would determine the course of World War Two, and ultimately the world we live in today. His destination - Casablanca, Morocco. His goal - to finalize Allied military plans with the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. It … Continue reading The Casablanca Conference – Unconditional Surrender

The Most Important Presidential Election in History

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

Found in the Archives

Thanksgiving during the War, 1943 During World War II, President Roosevelt made a number of trips to meet with foreign leaders to discuss the war effort and the postwar world. At the end of 1943, FDR traveled to Cairo, Egypt and Teheran, Iran to meet with Winston Churchill, Chiang Kai-shek and Joseph Stalin. The meeting … Continue reading Found in the Archives

Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – August

The Atlantic Charter The Atlantic Charter was the statement of principles agreed to by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill of Great Britain at their first wartime conference, August 9-12, 1941. The conference was held on board naval vessels anchored in Placentia Bay, off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The Charter was not an official … Continue reading Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day – August

Public Programs News & Events

Both the FDR Presidential Library and the Home of FDR National Historic Site hosted more than 3000 visitors over Memorial Day Weekend at a series of public programs and events. The weekend kicked off with a full audience at the Library's annual USO Show on Friday night. Attendees were treated to an evening of entertainment … Continue reading Public Programs News & Events

This Week in Roosevelt History: February 1-7

February 4 – 11, 1945: FDR meets with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference to discuss post-war ideas and the United Nations. Roosevelt is pictured in a jeep at Saki Airfield on his way to Yalta for the conference with Churchill and Stalin. FDR is speaking to Special Assistant Harry L. Hopkins. … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: February 1-7

This Week in Roosevelt History: January 8-14

January 14, 1943: FDR leaves for the Casablanca Conference with Winston Churchill and becomes the first president to leave the U.S. during wartime. Franklin D. Roosevelt reviews the troops during his trip to Morocco for the Casablanca Conference. January 21, 1943 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-22 3628(2). Franklin D. Roosevelt with Winston Churchill at … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: January 8-14

This Week in Roosevelt History: February 1-7

February 4 – 11, 1945: FDR meets with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference to discuss post-war ideas and the United Nations. Roosevelt is pictured in a jeep at Saki Airfield on his way to Yalta for the conference with Churchill and Stalin. FDR is speaking to Special Assistant Harry L. Hopkins. … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: February 1-7