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FDR Four Freedoms


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FDR Four Freedoms

  1. 1. State of the Union AddressFranklin D. Roosevelt The Four Freedoms January 6, 1941<br />Justine Sullivan<br />
  2. 2. Franklin D. Roosevelt<br />Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on January 30, 1882 <br />He received his bachelor degree in history from Harvard. Then studied Law at Columbia University. He passed the bar exam in 1907 and left school without taking a degree <br />In 1910 he was elected to the New York Senate as a Democrat, reelected in 1912<br />He became a supporter of Woodrow Wilson, Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1913 and held that position until 1920 <br />He was nominated for vice-president by the Democratic Party in 1920 on a James M. Cox’ s ticket. However, Republican Warren Harding won the presidency <br />In 1921 he was diagnosed with poliomyelitis and was never able to regain use of his legs, however continued with a career in politics <br />Roosevelt was elected governor of New York in 1928, following his reelection in 1930 he was started his campaign for president, <br />In 1932 he won the nomination for the Democratic part candidate for president <br />He then campaigned energetically, he took an activist approach towards reforming the government. He defeated Hoover for the presidency in November 1932 by seven million votes. <br />Roosevelt fan for reelection and defeated Alfred M. Landon in 1936. In 1940 he defeated Wendell Willkie and Thomas E. Dewey in 1944., becoming only American president to serve more than two terms. <br />
  3. 3. State of the Union Address 1941<br />In 1940 war was still raging in Europe <br />The US was fearful of the prospects of another world war,(on the brink of WWII) so their isolation and neutrality was key <br /> The US solution to staying out of the war was to supply the European countries with war supplies, Roosevelt stressed to congress that these actions would stop the US form having to send soldiers over <br />The fate of the US’s safety and democracy depended on the events that happening abroad <br />FDR makes it clear at the beginning of speech that the US will eventually get pulled into the war(if a dictatorship is winning), and it is “immature” to think we won’t , <br />“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety. “<br />
  4. 4. State of the Union Address 1941<br />FDR knows that American citizens want the US to be prepared if and when our country goes into war <br />The goal is to increase armament production, FDR says that he is not satisfied with the progress made thus far <br />He asks congress to supply those nations who are actually at war with aggressor nations <br />FDR asks that these countries do not pay us back, that these materials in time will be useful in our own defense, and will give us time to ready our defense <br />“Let us say to the democracies: ‘We Americans are vitally concerned in your defense of freedom. We are putting forth our energies, our resources, and our organizing powers to give you the strength to regain and maintain a free world. We shall send you in ever-increasing numbers, ships, planes, tanks, guns. That is our purpose and our pledge.’”<br />
  5. 5. State of the Union Address 1941 <br /> As a free nation FRD wants help from ever from everyone in the country to prepare for the war, sacrifices may have to be made but defense preparations need to come first needs to come first <br /> FDR lists the basic things expected from our people, in our democratic society <br /> Equality of opportunity for youth and for others<br /> Jobs for those who can work <br /> Security for those who need it <br /> The ending of special privileges for the few <br /> The preservations of civil liberties for all <br /> The enjoyment of the fruits of scientific progress in a wider and constantly <br /> rising standard of living <br />He describes these as being the things that should not be lost sight of the modern world <br />
  6. 6. The Four Freedoms: First Freedom <br />“The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world” <br />This freedom is based on the First amendment <br />
  7. 7. The Four Freedoms: Second Freedom <br />“The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way everywhere in the world” <br />This freedom is also based on the first amendment <br />
  8. 8. The Four Freedoms: Third Freedom <br />“The third is freedom from want, which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants -- everywhere in the world.”<br />
  9. 9. The Four Freedoms: Forth Freedom<br />“The fourth is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor -- anywhere in the world.”<br />
  10. 10. Effects<br />Inspired Norwell Rockwell to create the four oil paintings depicting the four essential human freedoms (1943)<br />The last two freedoms—from fear and want—are mentioned as desirable objectives in the Atlantic Charter. <br />The Atlantic Charter was a joint declaration issued on Aug. 14, 1941,by Winston Churchill and Roosevelt. They pledged that people should be free to choose their own form of government, and to live in freedom from want and fear. The charter then seen again the Declaration of the United Nations. <br />
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