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  • President Roosevelts Day of Infamy Address to Congress
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    President Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Address to Congress

    President Roosevelt addressed a Joint Session of Congress on December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt denounced the attack and asked Congress…

  • 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
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    75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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    A special program noting the 75th anniversary of Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor; the December 7, 1941 attack that prompted the U.S. entry into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Dec. 8, 1941 address…

  • President Franklin Roosevelt s Four Freedoms Speech 75th Anniversary
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    President Franklin Roosevelt 's Four Freedoms Speech 75th Anniversary

    Paul Sparrow, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, talked by telephone about what President Roosevelt called the “Four Freedoms” in his January 6, 1941,…

  • Social Security Act Signing
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    Social Security Act Signing

    This clip is from a 1952 Social Security Administration film promoting Social Security and shows President Franklin Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act.

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    1945 Documentary FDR: 1882-1945

    This program was a short biographical documentary on the life of President Roosevelt shown in theaters after his death on April 12, 1945. It included clips of President Roosevelt’s speeches…

  • President Franklin Roosevelts First Fireside Chat
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    President Franklin Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat

    During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, he delivered a number of radio broadcasts which became known as fireside chats to inform and build public support for his administration’s efforts during the Great…

  • President Roosevelt 1933 Inaugural Address
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    President Roosevelt 1933 Inaugural Address

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his first inaugural address after being sworn in by Chief Justice Charles Hughes on March 4, 1933. It was the last inaugural ceremony held in March. Brief…

  • Inauguration of President Franklin D Roosevelt
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    Inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Newsreel footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1945 inauguration was shown.

  • Franklin D Roosevelts Early Political Career
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Early Political Career

    Newsreel coverage was shown of F.D. Roosevelt campaigning for the Democratic Party in the 1920s.

  • Oval Office Historical Perspective
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    Oval Office Historical Perspective

    The Oval Office was discussed from an historical perspective. Several clips were shown to depict the changes that the Oval Office has gone through. The Oval Office was first designed at the turn…

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor
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    Remembering Pearl Harbor

    On the anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the guests remembered the events of fifty years ago. The guests discussed what the situation was like in the United States before the…

  • President F Roosevelt Speech Brotherhood Day
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    President F. Roosevelt Speech: Brotherhood Day

    President Franklin Roosevelt spoke from his home in Hyde Park, New York, about the observance of Brotherhood Day. He urged Americans to dedicate themselves to the values that unite…

  • Franklin D Roosevelt State of the Union Address
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt State of the Union Address

    President Roosevelt in his State of the Union Address, talked about the efforts of the United Nations against the armies of Germany and Japan in World War II.

  • President F Roosevelt Fireside Chat
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    President F. Roosevelt Fireside Chat

    In the first of his 30 “fireside chat” national radio addresses, President Franklin Roosevelt talked about the bank crisis affecting the country and encouraged citizens to be patient during the bank…

  • President F Roosevelt Speech
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    President F. Roosevelt Speech

    President Franklin Roosevelt spoke about the agonies of war and his efforts to keep the U.S. out of world conflicts by his declaration of a “good neighbor policy” towards other nations. Among his…

  • Franklin D Roosevelt Home Movies

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Home Movies

    Home movies of Franklin Roosevelt vacationing in Warm Springs, Georgia in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

  • Franklin D Roosevelt Audio Recording

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Audio Recording