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  FDR Biography - Childhood and Youth. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
FDR left Columbia without taking a degree, but he passed the New York bar examination in 1907, and spent the next three years practicing law as a junior clerk at Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn, a prominent New York City law firm.
A year later, FDR asked for her hand, and the two of them were married on March 17, 1905.
She was also the niece of a man FDR much admired, Theodore Roosevelt, who was President at the time of their marriage and gave Eleanor away in the absence of her deceased father.
www.feri.org /archives/fdrbio/default.cfm   (420 words)

  
 The history of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
FDR served as the President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
A sampling of the many quotations of FDR sketched into the memorial are: "This generation has a rendevous with destiny." "I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, and ill-nourished.
It was during his first inaugural address FDR spoke what are perhaps his most famous words, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." During his first four years, FDR created thousands of jobs for people from all walks of life.
mn.essortment.com /franklindelano_rfcg.htm   (872 words)

  
 American President
In foreign affairs, FDR committed the United States to the defeat of the fascist powers of Germany, Japan, and Italy, and led the nation and its allies to the brink of victory.
FDR grew up under the watchful eyes of his mother, whose devotion to her only child was considerable, and a host of nannies.
FDR was roundly praised for his efforts and the leaders of the Democratic Party tabbed him as a Democrat to watch.
www.americanpresident.org /history/franklindelanoroosevelt   (1593 words)

  
 Conservative Intellectuals Embrace FDR, Jump Off Cliff by Jim Powell
FDR came to power in March 1933, the worst point of the Great Depression, with a quarter of workers unemployed, and during the next three months there were heartening signs of a rebound.
FDR tried to revive the failed National Industrial Recovery Act, and when this effort didn’t go anywhere, he launched an unprecedented barrage of antitrust lawsuits against about 150 large employers and industries, keeping businessmen tied up in court, rather than focusing on growth and jobs.
FDR promoted government monopolies, the biggest of which was the Tennessee Valley Authority, subsidized by the 98% of American taxpayers who didn’t live in the Tennessee Valley and exempt from state and federal taxes and regulations.
www.lewrockwell.com /orig4/powell-jim2.html   (1528 words)

  
 FDR Scandal Page
FDR, as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, had approved the use of decoys to entrap homosexuals (young sailors were instructed in and ordered by FDR's men to perform homosexual acts and the details truly are unprintable).
FDR gave a speech in Troy, NY, 3 March 1912, in which he laid out his philosophy - he placed the "liberty of the community" over "the liberty of the individual." He said competition was bad but cooperation was good.
FDR was so distraught that he not only totally lost control of his emotions but also control of his body functions- he was bedridden for a month.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/6315/fdr.html   (8935 words)

  
 Studies in Intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
FDR’s hunch, Hopkins’ glowing reports on Stalin, and Davies’ boundless trust in the Soviet regime were the President’s counters to the admitted facts about Hitler’s recent ally, history’s greatest mass-murderer, and the sole ruler of a party and state dedicated to worldwide communism.
FDR was playing hard to get, testing his own theory that Stalin was “get-at-able.” He turned down an offer from the Persian Shah to stay in the Golistan Palace, stating that his own place was fully adequate.
FDR, like his gullible emissaries Hopkins and Davies, insisted on showing his cards, hoping to win over the man who liked to torture and destroy his friends, just as he liked to torment and humiliate his foreign allies before accepting their gifts of land and humanity.
www.cia.gov /csi/studies/vol47no1/article02.html   (7713 words)

  
 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
The ostensible purpose of FDR's 1941 State of the Union was not to comment about freedom in the abstract, but to persuade a reluctant Congress to pass the Lend-Lease Act.
Explain to the class that FDR's goal in giving the "Four Freedoms" speech was to persuade Congress to end American neutrality in World War II through the passage of the Lend-Lease Act.
FDR's speech presents an opportunity to highlight a subtle distinction that has troubled political philosophers through the ages: the distinction between "freedom FROM" and "freedom TO." Notice that two of FDR's four freedoms are framed as freedom to do something: freedom to speak one's mind and freedom to worship as one sees fit.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=582   (3484 words)

  
 FDR Drive
1966: The FDR Drive between East 14th Street and East 42nd Street was converted from a boulevard to a controlled-access parkway.
The three-level tiered section of the FDR Drive through this area carries northbound traffic on the lower level and southbound traffic on the middle level, and has parks and private gardens on the top deck.
In one plan expected to cost $35 million, designers envisioned converting the northbound lanes of the FDR Drive from the Battery Park Underpass to the Brooklyn Bridge (or the South Street Viaduct section) into a pedestrian esplanade; the southbound lanes of the highway would then be converted into two-way use (one lane in each direction).
www.nycroads.com /roads/fdr   (2675 words)

  
 Fear Itself: FDR's Inaugural Address - Mises Institute
FDR appeared to be under the delusion that he was the leader of the American nation and not just the head of the second of three branches of a circumscribed federal government:
FDR had "vision." He needed it to see how high government spending would rise under his reign and to see how far American troops would be dispersed around the globe to fight the world war he maneuvered us into.
FDR promised "efforts to raise the values of agricultural products and with this the power to purchase the output of our cities." To FDR, Say’s Law meant "What I says is the law." But what he says is not necessarily the truth.
www.mises.org /fullarticle.asp?control=591&id=64   (1294 words)

  
 The Washington Monthly
FDR was proposing only that the temporary old-age plan put in place for seniors prior to SS becoming self supporting (funded half by the feds, half by the states) would eventually go away and be replaced by SS as know and love it today.
FDR was sometimes ambiguous on purpose, and I think it's unfair to accuse a person of dishonesty if he interprets this sentence differently than you do.
Fdr's distinction between government funded and self-supporting related directly to phase 1 where persons having never paid into a system would have received benefits as opposed to phase 2, the system we now have, where everyone that receives benefits has paid into the system or is a dependant of someone who paid into the system.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /archives/individual/2005_02/005672.php   (14665 words)

  
 False Discovery Rate
A FDR threshold is determined from the observed p-value distribution, and hence is adaptive to the amount of signal in your data.
FDR is more sensitive than traditional methods simply because it is using a more lenient metric for false positives.
Note, since FDR is based on the empirical distribution of the p-values, the natural "corrected p-values" are not necessarily monotonic; monotonicity is enforced, but sometimes this results in odd p-values (e.g.
www.sph.umich.edu /~nichols/FDR   (1414 words)

  
 Georgia State Historic Sites ~ FDR's Little White House
During the late 1800s, a resort for people seeking relief from sultry cities and air adulterated with smoke from multiplying chimneys of the new industrial age formed around naturally warm springs that had been discovered less than 100 miles south of Atlanta.
FDR paid $195,000 for the property, two-thirds of his personal fortune.
Seventy per cent of it, seven hundred thousand dollars, has been used and is being used today to help young people and middle-aged people and old people in getting well in their own respective communities in every State of the Union.
www.fdr-littlewhitehouse.org /01_history/01_a.html   (1773 words)

  
 Pearl Harbor - Mother of All Conspiracies
FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe.
FDR was the architect of the attack plot from the oil embargo to the ultimatum to the final touches of deciding who would live and who would die.
FDR was a traitor for maneuvering Japan into war with US - and that is known and admitted - FDR was a traitor for sacrificing American lives, for putting America in danger, for usurping the Constitutional power of Congress to make war.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/6315/pearl.html   (8344 words)

  
 Franklin D. Roosevelt - American Heritage Center, Inc.
The purpose of the FDR Center is to provide cultural, historical, and other learning opportunities concerning Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the New Deal, and American history during the 1930s and 1940s, and to advance the importance and relevance of the New Deal legacy in the world today.
Through the FDR Center Museum, special events, and educational programs, the FDR Center is one of the primary resources in preserving the legacies of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the New Deal.
The grand opening of the FDR Center Museum was held in the Great Hall of Union Station on July 24, 2004.
www.fdrheritage.org   (602 words)

  
 Franklin D. Roosevelt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was one of the most popular presidents in American history, leading the nation as it emerged from the Great Depression and through World War II.
Statue of FDR in his wheelchair at the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. Roosevelt was a charismatic, handsome and socially active man, while his wife Eleanor was shy and retiring, and furthermore was almost constantly pregnant during the decade after 1906.
At first the delegates at the Chicago convention were deadlocked, but after William Randolph Hearst, an old Smith foe, shifted his support from John Nance Garner to FDR, Roosevelt was nominated on the fourth ballot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Franklin_Delano_Roosevelt   (9612 words)

  
 FDR Memorial Dedication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The FDR memorial is only the third presidential memorial dedicated in the United States this century.
The FDR Memorial marks the first time that a First Lady has been honored in a presidential memorial.
The FDR Memorial is maintained by the National Park Service and is staffed from 8 am to midnight every day of the year except Christmas.
clinton2.nara.gov /WH/New/html/fdr.html   (422 words)

  
 WashingtonPost.com: Clinton Dedicates Memorial, Urges Americans to Emulate FDR
The FDR Memorial is set picturesquely beside the Tidal Basin midway between the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials.
He noted that one in four workers was jobless when FDR took office in 1933; yesterday new figures showed one in 20 was unemployed, the lowest jobless rate in two decades.
But the biggest controversy arose over the decision by the FDR Memorial Commission to stick with 1978 statue designs that were in keeping with FDR's own reluctance to be seen publicly in a wheelchair.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/local/longterm/tours/fdr/history.htm   (1552 words)

  
 Debunking the Roosevelt Myth
Due to his lack of philosphical roots, FDR was easily persuaded into being the mouthpiece for the latest fad in social and economic engineering - all of which failed to bring about economic recovery.
And then there was Yalta, where FDR agreed to allow Stalin to add 750 MILLION human beings to his tyrannical and evil empire.
FDR: "Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay.
www.rooseveltmyth.com   (264 words)

  
 Jim Powell on FDR, the New Deal & Employment on NRO Financial
Samuelson, however, is among those who give FDR high marks for handling the political crisis of the 1930s, the worst this country has faced since the Civil War.
FDR issued antitrust lawsuits against some 150 employers and companies, making it harder for them to focus on business.
In addition to FDR's Folly, the only major work mentioning evidence about the economic consequences of the New Deal is by Stanford University political historian David M. Kennedy: his 1999 book Freedom from Fear won the Pulitzer Prize.
www.nationalreview.com /nrof_comment/powell200311200852.asp   (722 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: FDR Memorial Opening- May 1, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
LAWRENCE HALPRIN, FDR Memorial Designer: It’s built the way I wanted it to be built, so I’m very happy about that part of it, very happy about that part of it.
KWAME HOLMAN: The FDR Memorial is the culmination of 20 years of work by world-renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin.
It would be, in my mind, unconscionable for schoolchildren to go through that memorial 50 years from now or 500 years from now and have no sense that FDR led this nation from his wheelchair.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/remember/1997/fdr_5-1.html   (1207 words)

  
 Reagan, FDR and Mussolini -- October 5, 1999
As a matter of fact, when FDR was inaugurated in March 1933, most of the world was agog over Mussolini’s success in avoiding the Great Depression that gripped the rest of the world.
FDR’s intellectual team included three academics, Raymond Moley, Rexford Tugwell and Adolph Berle, plus Henry Morganthau, his Treasury Secretary.
The cards dealt out in the New Deal were pieces of fascist, communist, Keynesian and monetarist ideas, plus a sustained commitment to a revival of free trade under the reciprocal trade agreements worked out by Secretary of State Cordell Hull.
www.polyconomics.com /searchbase/10-05-99.html   (1168 words)

  
 NTSB - CVR & FDR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Large commercial aircraft and some smaller commercial, corporate, and private aircraft are required by the FAA to be equipped with two "fl boxes" that record information about a flight.
The content and timing of release of the written transcript are strictly regulated: under federal law, transcripts of pertinent portions of cockpit voice recordings are released at a Safety Board public hearing on the accident or, if no hearing is held, when a majority of the factual reports are made public.
The FDR onboard the aircraft records many different operating conditions of the flight.
www.ntsb.gov /aviation/CVR_FDR.htm   (835 words)

  
 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (National Park Service)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The memorial traces twelve years of American History through a sequence of four outdoor rooms-each one devoted to one of FDR's terms of office.
Sculptures inspired by photographs depict the 32nd President: A 10-foot statue shows him in a wheeled chair; a bas-relief depicts him riding in a car during his first inaugural.
At the very beginning of the memorial in a prologue room there is a statue with FDR seated in a wheelchair much like the one he actually used.
www.nps.gov /frde   (115 words)

  
 coldwar1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
His physician, Dr. Howard Bruenn, has written that although FDR suffered from high blood pressure, there was no evidence that his health impaired his judgement at Yalta.
FDR with his Press Secretary, Stephen Early, and Churchill at the round table in the banquet room of Livadia Palace
FDR and Churchill at the round table in the banquet room of Livadia Palace
history.acusd.edu /gen/20th/coldwar1.html   (578 words)

  
 FDR;Pacific Warlord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As a self-appointed naval expert he was often a nuisance to his admirals, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff ran the Pacific war pretty much on their own.
Because he seriously misjudged Chinese capabilities, FDR paved the way for the disillusionment of postwar years.
FDR's 1934 visit to Hawaii; choice of governor; pressure for military government; FDR favors concentration camps.
www.erols.com /tomtud   (340 words)

  
 Between the Wars: FDR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Despite its solemnity, the speech revealed many of the techniques and assumptions FDR would adopt over his next three terms.
The famous line "we have nothing to fear but fear itself" reflected Roosevelt's acute sense of public impression and his ability to orchestrate the symbolics of power.
Though it still offered few specifics of policy, the speech sharply criticized materialism and the cynical pursuit of wealth and fame.
chnm.gmu.edu /courses/hist409/fdr.html   (459 words)

  
 The Great Depression - FDR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In these chats, FDR talked about the banking system and other economic concerns.
Because the President seemed to be talking directly to each listener, everything was "So clearly explained that even the bankers understood it," said one humorist.
During the chats, FDR could describe his actions and his reasoning with no one to interrupt so that everyone would understand what the government was doing.
www.museum.siu.edu /university_museum/museum_classroom_grant/Museum_Explorers/school_pages/bourbonnais/page3.htm   (475 words)

  
 Georgia State Historic Sites ~ FDR's Little White House
Most fall on a Saturday except for FDR's birthday, the wedding anniversary of Franklin to Eleanor, and the day of FDR’s death.
At the Little White House, there is a program every month where individuals and groups can relive the history that contributed to the greatness of the man and of our nation.
Annual Commemorative Ceremony - Our annual memorial tribute to FDR on the anniversary of his death, April 12, 1945 and the 50th anniversary of the Salk Vaccine, funded by FDR’s March of Dimes, on April 12, 1955.
www.fdr-littlewhitehouse.org /02_promotion/02_a.html   (679 words)

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