Category Archives: FDR Presidency

The Real News: Paul Jay Interviewing Peter Kuznick- Undoing The New Deal: FDR Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I actually agree with Paul Jay on something here. ( For a change ) President Franklin Roosevelt, his Administration and Congress, didn’t create a socialist economic system in America for … Continue reading

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Forward With Roosevelt: Paul M. Sparrow- FDR’s Four Freedom’s Speech Remastered

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus President Franklin Roosevelt with his Four Freedoms speech, was essentially arguing for a society where everyone would be free not to have to go without. Because there would be a … Continue reading

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The Nation: The Almanac- Richard Kreitner: FDR Signs The Emergency Act, Launching The New Deal: March 9, 1933

Source:The New Democrat Plus If you think President Barack Obama had it tough when he became President of the United States back in 2009, imagine being President Franklin Roosevelt when he became President in 1933. A country where the economy … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: Defining Equal Rights

  Equal rights are exactly that, equal rights that all Americans are born to regardless of race. (To use as an example) And that all Americans have a right not to be discriminated based on race, to use as another … Continue reading

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The U.S. Presidents: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography

      Source: The U.S. Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography The President who brought progressivism into law in America with the creation of the American safety net. Progressivism as a movement and a political philosophy had been around much longer … Continue reading

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Toledo Blade: President FDR Fireside Chat. 2nd Bill of Rights, 1/11/1944: The Progressive Bill of Rights

I’ve been wanting to write a blog for a while now on what is the Progressive notion of freedom. At least from a perspective of a non Progressive or at least as someone who doesn’t fit the popular. Definition of … Continue reading

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Brent Abrahamson: President Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights Speech

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt became President in 1933 he obviously inherited the Great Depression and created the New Deal to respond to it. By the early 1940s, we were committed to World War II thanks to Japan bombing Pearl … Continue reading

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Guardian Mary Silver: President Franklin D. Roosevelt- Fireside Chat on The Great Depression

Source: Guardian Mary Silver: President Franklin Roosevelt- Fireside Chat on The Great Depression The fact that President Franklin Roosevelt was speaking about a recession in America in 1938, is pretty good evidence that five years after becoming President of the United … Continue reading

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James Miller Center: FDR Fireside Chat 6- On Government and Capitalism

Source: James Miller Center: FDR Fireside Chat 6- On Government and Capitalism President Franklin Roosevelt, did not become President of the United States, to destroy American capitalism. As some Conservatives and Libertarians have suggested. But he became President to save it, … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1933 Presidential Inauguration

“Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Inauguration (March 4, 1933)” From C-SPAN When Franklin Roosevelt became President in 1933, America was in the worst economic condition in its history, at least in the 20th Century. And since the Great Depression obviously and moved … Continue reading

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