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Tagged: Great Depression

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What Is America’s Greatest Need? – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America’s Town Meeting – Dec. 18, 1938 1938 was a nervous year in our history. The slow recovery, the looming war in Europe, saber rattling in the Far-East , racism, unemployment, crime – all these elements created an air of tension and fear over...

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FDR Talks About Taxes And The Budget – November 29, 1935

Click on the link here for Audio Player: FDR – Taxes and Budget – Nov. 29, 1935 This day in 1935, President Roosevelt delivered an address to a huge gathering near his “Warm Springs White House“, where he spent the Thanksgiving holiday. The address was straightforward and simple – it...

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room 0

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – 1956 Election – Jan. 29, 1956 As the 1956 Presidential election season got underway, the slogan used by the incumbent Republicans most argued was “Peace and Prosperity”. In this debate, part of the American Forum radio series from January...

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FDR Accepts The Nomination – 1932 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR – 1932 Convention address As we get ready to close the 2012 Democratic convention tonight, I thought I would run another closing speech, this one from Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, accepting the party’s nomination for President in that harrowing year. Franklin...

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FDR Addresses The 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Democratic Convention – 1940 After much consideration and speculation, President Roosevelt decided to run for a third term in 1940. Addressing the convention via radio from the White House, Roosevelt outlined his goals for a third term and spoke of a...