Great Depression and WWII

First Inaugural Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933. (GLC00675)
Primary Source

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inauguration, 1933

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, the nation was reeling from the Great Depression and was dissatisfied with the...

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World War II

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The Great Depression

Omaha Beach, France, by Joseph Gary Sheahan, 1944. (US Army)

D-Day or Operation Overlord, June 6, 1944

As dawn broke on June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion fleet became visible crossing the choppy waters of the English Channel to France. None of those who took part in D-Day, whether soldier, sailor, or airman, would...

Inaugural Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933 (GLC00675)
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Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address

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