Fireside Chat on the Recovery Program

Source: “Fireside Chat (Recovery Program),” July 24, 1933. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Address to the National Conference of Catholic Charities

Cardinal Hayes, Your Excellency, ladies and gentlemen:1 Coming down through the crowd this evening, my…

Prayer on D-Day

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt D-Day Prayer, National Archives and Records Administration, 197375. My fellow Americans: Last…

Campaign Address

On this trip through the Nation I have talked to farmers, I have talked to…

Radio Appeal for the NRA

After the adjournment of the historical special session of the Congress five weeks ago I…

Fireside Chat on the New Deal

Two months ago we were facing serious problems. The country was dying by inches. It…

Fireside Chat on the Plan for Reorganization of the Judiciary

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat,” March 9, 1937. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

State of the Union Address (1937)

In March, 1933, the problems which faced our Nation and which only our national Government…

First Inaugural Address (1933)

Source: Samuel Rosenman, ed., The Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Volume Two: The Year…

Acceptance Speech at the Democratic Convention (1932)

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Democratic National Convention in…

The Forgotten Man

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The Forgotten Man,” April 7, 1932, The Public Papers and Addresses…

Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt

A most critical situation has arisen in the country of which I feel it my…

Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention (1936)

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Acceptance Speech for the Renomination for the Presidency, Philadelphia, Pa.,” June…

Statement on Victims of Nazi Oppression

The United Nations are fighting to make a world in which tyranny and aggression cannot…

State of the Union Address (1945)

To the Congress: In considering the State of the Union, the war and the peace…

State of the Union Address (1943)

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Seventy-eighth Congress: This Seventy-eighth Congress assembles in…

State of the Union Address (1942)

In fulfilling my duty to report upon the State of the Union, I am proud…

State of the Union Address (1941)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Seventy-seventh Congress: I address you, the Members of…

State of the Union Address (1940)

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives: I…

State of the Union Address (1939)

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate and the Congress: In Reporting on…

State of the Union Address (1938)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: In…

State of the Union Address (1937)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress of the United States: For the first…

Annual Message to Congress (1936)

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Annual Message to Congress,” January 3, 1936. Online by Gerhard Peters and…

State of the Union Address (1935)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: The…

State of the Union Address (1934)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Senators and Representatives in Congress: I come before you at the…

Address on Constitution Day

One hundred fifty years ago tonight, thirty-eight weary delegates to a Convention in Philadelphia signed…

Quarantine Speech

I am glad to come once again to Chicago and especially to have the opportunity…

Tehran Conference: Tripartite Political Meeting

PRESENT UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM SOVIET UNION President Roosevelt Prime Minister Churchill Marshal Stalin Mr.…

Tehran Conference: Roosevelt-Stalin Meeting

PRESENT UNITED STATES SOVIET UNION President Roosevelt Marshal Stalin Mr. Harriman Foreign Commissar Molotov Mr.…

Tehran Conference: Tripartite Dinner Meeting 2

PRESENT UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM SOVIET UNION President Roosevelt Prime Minister Churchill Marshal Stalin Mr.…

Tehran Conference: Tripartite Dinner Meeting 1

PRESENT UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM SOVIET UNION President Roosevelt Prime Minister Churchill Marshal Stalin Mr.…

Memorandum of Conference Held at the White House

PRESENT: The President, Mr. Molotov, Admiral King, General Marshall, Mr. Hopkins, Messrs. Pavlov and Cross…

Joint Communique On Crimea Conference

The following statement is made by the Prime Minister of Great Britain, the President of…

Dumbarton Oaks

PROPOSALS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GENERAL INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION 1There should be established an international…

United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference at Bretton Woods

This Conference at Bretton Woods, representing nearly all the peoples of the world, has considered…

Address Delivered by President Roosevelt to the Congress

Since 1931 the use of force instead of the council table has constantly increased in…

Radio Address Delivered by President Roosevelt From Washington

Tonight my single duty is to speak to the whole of America. Until 4:30 this…

Report to Congress on the Crimea Conference

MR. VICE PRESIDENT, MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESS: I hope that you will…

Fireside Chat on the Arsenal of Democracy

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Fireside Chat,” December 29, 1940. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

Acceptance of Nomination for Second Term

Senator Robinson, Members of the Democratic Convention, my friends: Here, and in every community throughout…

First Fireside Chat

I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States…

Executive Order 8802

Source: “Executive Order 8802,” in 100 Milestone Documents, an online library compiled by the “Our…

Fireside Chat on the New Deal

On a Sunday night a week after my Inauguration I used the radio to tell…

State of the Union Address (1944)

To the Congress: This Nation in the past two years has become an active partner…

Atlantic Charter

Source: “The Atlantic Charter,” National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Office of Government…

Commonwealth Club Address

Source: Samuel I. Rosenman and William D. Hassett, eds., The Public Papers and Addresses of…

“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: Pearl Harbor Speech

Source: “Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941),” in…

Second Inaugural Address (1937)

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Inaugural Address,” January 20, 1937. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

First Inaugural Address (1933)

Source: Samuel I. Rosenman, ed., Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Volume Two:…

A Radio Address to the Young Democratic Clubs of America

I AM deeply sorry that I have had to forego the opportunity of accompanying my…
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