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12 April 1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies

On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies at Warm Springs, Ga. The longest- serving president (March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945) is elected in 1932 and leads America during the trying times of the Great Depression and World War II. 519 more words

America’s next great president: Why Obama’s departure paves the way for the next FDR

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Salon

Why can’t Barack Obama be more like Lyndon Johnson? The fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, commemorated by living presidents at the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas, last week, has renewed interest in comparisons between the two presidents. 378 more words

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Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash - A Review

Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor and Franklin chronicles the evolution of Eleanor Roosevelt from an insecure girl and young woman into a woman who would impact the lives of many, many people. 768 more words

US History

How Many US Presidents are Cursed? RIP (?) William Henry Harrison - 1841.

 

On this day in 1841, William Henry Harrison departed this life.  The combination of the shortest US presidency and the longest inaugural address has led many to natural posit a causal link and suggest that had he been more economical with his speech on such a cold March day, he might have served a full term. 747 more words