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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Memorial District of Columbia

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself...."

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself...." iconic words from an iconic president. Learn more about the man, his memorial and his lasting legacy to the Nation.

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Did You Know?

Room 2 Sculptures in FDR Memorial

Traditionally, from George Washington's time to FDR’s, inauguration day fell on March 4; this remained the case with few exceptions. However, the date was changed by the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution to January 20 to reduce the post-election "lame duck" period; it took effect in 1937.