History Stories
CATEGORY: Franklin D. Roosevelt
10 Modern Presidential Speeches Every American Should Know
February 16, 2018

Presidential speeches reveal the United States’ challenges, hopes, dreams and temperature of the nation, as much as they do the wisdom and perspective of the leader speaking them—even in the age of Twitter. Read More

5 Presidents Who Hid Their Health Issues
January 18, 2018

These Presidents didn't want the state of their health to affect the state of the nation. Read More

How We Got Social Security Numbers
October 4, 2017

And why they’re probably not going anywhere. Read More

The Atlantic Charter’s Surprising History
August 9, 2016

Get the facts behind a secret meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill that produced a cornerstone of the post-war world order. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Franklin D. Roosevelt
April 8, 2015

Get the facts on America’s longest-serving president. Read More

Rethinking FDR as Commander in Chief
May 28, 2014

A new book reveals that President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s role in winning World War II was much greater than previously thought. Read More

Franklin Roosevelt’s Personal Polio Crusade
January 3, 2013

On the anniversary of its creation, take a look back at the history of the March of Dimes. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Roosevelts
December 20, 2012

From Franklin’s brushes with death to Eleanor’s midnight ride with Amelia Earhart, here are 10 things you may not know about this presidential pair. Read More

FDR Memorial Opens in New York
October 19, 2012

Almost 40 years after it was first proposed, this week marked the opening of Four Freedoms Park, a new memorial honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt. Read More

Five Presidents’ Rocky Roads to the White House
February 20, 2012

This Presidents’ Day, check out the obstacles that five of our commanders-in-chief overcame on their way to the Oval Office. Read More