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War Scrapbook Page 4

This page and tomorrow’s are FDR trying to explain the Axis threat to a US public that was not unanimously behind him – he had just won the third term of his presidency with 55% of the popular vote. As you can tell from his speech, many Americans wanted to stay out of the war and figured the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans were enough of a buffer to provide safety, and FDR wanted to disabuse them of such notions.

This post is part of The Sankey War Scrapbook project.