Franklin D. Roosevelt Sworn In 4th Time

January 20, 2022

Born in 1882, New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt, also referred to as FDR, demonstrated indomitable competence in public service. He became the first and only president of the United States to be inaugurated for a fourth term. Roosevelt overcame personal and political hurdles emerging as one of the most influential and revered presidents in history. On January 20, 1945, he was sworn in for his fourth presidential term after defeating Dewey by 54 percent of the popular vote.

At the time, a president would seek re-election more than twice before the 22nd Amendment that limited the presidency to only two terms. During his office tenure, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, presided over the Great Depression and World War II, two of the biggest crises in history. By his fourth term, and as the war was nearing its end, Roosevelt’s health declined, and in less than three months into his presidency, he died of an intracerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945, at Warm Springs, Georgia.

His fourth re-election was primarily based on his post-war recovery platform and the previous transformative record. For instance, his endeavor through neutrality legislation to keep the country out of the war in Europe, his earlier recovery program for agriculture, business, and unemployment relief led to his subsequent election success. Roosevelt also supervised the effort and support needed to win the war by initiating the Lend-Lease program.

Also, The Pentagon was constructed during his presidency and the initial development of the first atomic bomb that later established the United States as a world superpower.

10 Comments

  1. Paul Nobles

    Hard to believe this man was a democrat.

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  2. Brian J Myers

    He also created some of the largest social programs in history that now, have been abused to the hilt by nearly half our population. The remaining half, taxpayers, are taxed to the point the “American Dream” is no more than a myth. I, as a taxpayer, must forfeight 24% of my annual earnings to a wasteful, useless government so they may redistribute my wealth to those wildly undeserving bumbs whom take total advantage of all social programs. These filthy politicians use our hard earned dollars to bribe the lazy, dependant population to keep voting the scum into power so they may continue to make themselves rich with our money as we slave away every day just to see our efforts squandered by the elites. Fkn slavery!!!

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    • Kathy Aymin

      Rarely does someone express my view of politics so articulately.

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    • Syl Hettinger

      If people would actually pay attention to where the “tax” dollars go they would know the bulk of it go to the “MIC”…the military industrial complex. The defense contractors who have their “snouts “ buried deep in Uncle Sam’s money trough through corrupt politicians on both sides of the aisle. The 2nd largest payola goes to corporate welfare. You know, all those American businesses that pay little to no taxes and reap the rewards of our tax dollars to prop up their dividends for their greedy investors. As for an incompetent government, stop re-electing the incompetents and the corrupt. Try to remember that WE elect these buffoons, They just don’t show up. So the next time you re-elect a Jim Jordan or Ron Johnson or Nancy Pelosi remember you’re to blame, no one else. Also, do yourself a favor and stop watching Fox News…you might actually learn something by doing so.

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    • J. Cotter

      You and other right wing whiners are free to leave, in fact, please do and take Dump, I mean Trump and fake news Fox with you.

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    • J. L. Ybanez

      We definitely have a major spending problem. It will never be resolved unless we go to term limits for both the Senate and Congress. The politicians will never vote for this, however, we the public should demand term limits be on the ballot for our vote. The time has come with the way these politicians spend our money!!!

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    • JP

      If you were REALLY concerned about all of the taxes you claim to pay then you would be asking why rich people like Donald Trump & Jeff Bezos get away with paying NO taxes. Also why is the Social Security tax capped at $147,000? You sir are an idiot.

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    • Dan F.

      Brian, Wow !!! Did you ever write a mouthful.

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    • Colleen

      Gotta agree with you on this. It has gotten so overblown and so abused that the government has created a totally useless group of people with their hand out and always wanting more, more, more!

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  3. STEPHEN BALDWIN

    Well said.

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