1. White House Remodel

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    June 19, 2016 by Lorene

    Truman completely gutted the inside of the White House. It was mostly original since 1800. Margaret’s piano almost fell through …
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  2. Pearl Harbor

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    June 19, 2016 by Lorene

    There were so many things going on in the world in the early 1940s. The Japanese planned the Pearl Harbor …
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  3. Madhouse on Madison

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    February 27, 2016 by Lorene

    The “new” Chicago Stadium was the site of the 1932 Democratic Convention. The stadium had air conditioning, ¬†which perhaps would …
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  4. Polling

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    February 27, 2016 by Lorene

    FDR’s 1932 Presidential campaign was the first Presidential campaign to use opinion polls.

  5. Polio

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    February 21, 2016 by Lorene

    FDR purchased Warm Springs and set it up as a rehab for people with paralysis. “$42 a week covered board, …
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  6. “He’s a Delano, Not a Roosevelt”

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    January 30, 2016 by Lorene

    It seems that many of the men in FDR’s family were not all that ambitious. They married wealthy women from …
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  7. Hoover Briefly Met Hitler

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    January 10, 2016 by Lorene

    FDR beat Hoover in the 1932 election and was inaugurated in 1932. In 1938, Hoover visited Europe, “Where he briefly …
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