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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Presidential Quotations About National Parks

“There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1936)

Read more Presidential quotations about our National Parks.

 

The Second World War

President Roosevelt entered his historic third term in 1941 mindful of the worsening world situation as well as the strongly isolationist feeling shared by most Americans. Events drew this country into the most destructive war in history and the nation looked to the President to provide bold leadership and guidance in uncertain times. Read more.

 

Did You Know?

FDR Statue

Roosevelt was the first President to make full use of the radio, the first to fly in a plane, the first to appoint a woman to his Cabinet, the first to appoint a Press Secretary, and the first to leave the country in a time of war.