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32nd president of the United States

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: 32nd president of the United States
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A member of the Democratic Party, he won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century. Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great Depression, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. As a dominant leader of his party, he built the New Deal Coalition, which realigned American politics into the Fifth Party System and defined American liberalism throughout the middle third of the 20th century. His third and fourth terms were dominated by World War II, which ended shortly after he died in office. He is rated by scholars as one of the three greatest U.S. presidents, along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but has also been subject to substantial criticism.


Today in History for February 19th

U.S. Marines begin landing on Iwo Jima; President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives the U.S. Military the authority to relocate and detain Japanese-Americans. (Feb. 19) ย 
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Kremlin pays tribute to late Soviet spy it says may have changed history

The Kremlin on Wednesday paid tribute to a late Soviet intelligence officer it credits with helping foil a Nazi plot to kill Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin and Franklin Roosevelt, saying her career..
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Doris Kearns Goodwin on the qualities of an effective leader

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has researched American presidents for 50 years. Over her career, sheโ€™s written extensively about the lives of Presidents Abraham Lincoln,..
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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on "cutting the past some slack"

In this web exclusive Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the author of several books on presidents (including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and..
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Bret Baier on Shepard Smith exit and Trump's attacks on journalists

America's role in the world faces new scrutiny after President Trump's decision to remove U.S. troops from northern Syria. Fox News channel's chief political anchor Bret Baier joins โ€œCBS This..
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It shouldn't be partisan or divisive to want a moral role model in the White House

FDR called the presidency 'a place of moral leadership.' That's what I've taught students for decades. Will we get that back after Donald Trump?
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6/4: CBS Evening News

Florida deputy Scot Peterson charged after Parkland shooting; Inside Churchill and Roosevelt's relationship during WWII.
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Bernie Sanders calls for "21st Century Bill of Rights"

Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a vigorous defense of democratic socialism in a lengthy speech at George Washington University on Wednesday. He called for a "21st Century Bill of Rights," invoking the..
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Trump reads prayer from FDR on D-Day anniversary

President Trump marked the D-Day anniversary by reading an excerpt from a prayer President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to the nation by radio on the evening of June 6, 1944, in which he spoke..
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Trump reads prayer read by Roosevelt in 1944

US President Donald Trump has helped kick off two days of D-Day observances by reading excerpts of a prayer that President Franklin Roosevelt read to the United States on June 6, 1944. (June 5)
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Inside Churchill and Roosevelt's relationship during WWII

The "special relationship" between the U.S. and Britain was built over centuries and forged on the battlefields during World War II. As we approach the 75th anniversary of D-Day, much of the credit..
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Inside the special relationship between Roosevelt and Churchill

The ups and downs between the two leaders are on display at the FDR Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York
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