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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) [Address of the President to the Young Democratic Club of Maryland]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04600 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Typed document signed Date: 13 April 1936 Pagination: 5 p. ; 35 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the challenges facing young men and women at the bottom of the Great Depression. Gives some solutions to improving unemployment problems such as finding ways to keep children in school longer and curtailing working hours. Urges the young adults to consider the future of the country. "There cannot be too many Americans thinking about the future of America. Our country richly endowed in body, mind and spirit still has need of many things. But I am certain that one of its chief needs today is the releasing and the enlistment of the spirit of youth." Press release of the speech, marked "Hold for Release," by M. H. McIntrye, Assistant Secretary to the President.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsDemocratic PartyPoliticsGovernment and CivicsEducationLaborReform MovementChildren and FamilyPatriotismGreat Depression

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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