FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights

FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights

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 After watching millions of Americans suffer throughout the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt delivered his State of the Union speech in 1944 calling for the United States to work towards recognizing a set of rights for everyone that would ensure each American could have the opportunity to experience the full freedom of American citizenship. These rights included protections from medical illness, old age, job loss, and even housing for every American. This is a special video recording (only recently discovered) of this famous State of the Union speech he gave over the radio. What would our country look like today if this 2nd Bill of Rights had been adopted? Many other countries in the world have adopted these same protections. It's still possible for Americans to do the same. [optinform] Help…
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FDR’s Four Freedoms

FDR’s Four Freedoms

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 The Four Freedoms were a concept laid out in President Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address, also known as the Four Freedoms speech. Roosevelt's words came at a time of extreme American isolationism as Nazi Germany was ramsacking much of Europe. They include freedom of speech and expression, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. He gives shape to the bright future he's been talking about during his entire speech. He also provides an answer to the rhetorical question "what are we fighting for?" In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world. The second is freedoms of every…
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