Background and Chronology

    The Hoover Years and the Depression

    German and Japanese Agression

    The U.S. Enters the War
    The End of the War


Presidential Elections:

1932 - A Realigning Election [Election Details]

Democratic: FDR and John Nance Garner (TX) (57.4%/472)

Republican: Herbert Hoover (CA) (39.7%/59) [PA, DE, CT, VT, ME]

                       Charles Curtis (KS)

Socialist: Norman Thomas (NY) (2.2%)

                  James L. Maurer (PA)

1936 -  FDR and John Nance Garner (TX) (60.8%/523) [Election Details]
Republican: Alfred A. Landon (36.5%/8) [VT, ME]
                      William F. Knox
Union Party: William Lemke (ND) (2.0%)
                      Thomas C. O'Brien (MA)

Socialist: Norman Thomas (NY) (0.4%)

                 George A. Nelson (NY)

1940 - The Third Term Election [Election Details]
FDR and Henry Wallace (IA) (54.7%/449)
Republican: Wendell L. Wilkie (NY) (44.8%/82) [CO, ND, SD, NE, KS, IA, IN,

                      MI, VT, ME]
Charles L McNary (OR) 
Socialist: Norman Thomas (0.2%)
Prohibition: Roger Babson (0.1%)


1944 - FDR and Harry S. Truman (MO) (53.4%/439) [Election Details]

Republican: Thomas E. Dewey (NY) (45.9%/99) [WY, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS, IA, WI,

                      IN, OH, VT, ME)

                      John W. Bricker (OH)
Socialist: Norman Thomas (NY) (.2%)


1948 - Truman (MO) and Alben W. Barkley (KY) (49.6%/303) [Election Details]
 Republican: Thomas E. Dewey (45.1%/189) [OR, ND, SD, NE, KS, IN,

                       MD, DE, New England except MA)
                       Earl Warren (CA)
 Dixiecrat: Strom Thurmond (SC) (2.4%/39) [LA, MS, AL, SC]

                   Field L. Wright (MS)
 Socialist: Norman Thomas (NY) (.2%)

                   Tucker P. Smith (NY)


Political Parties in World War II

    Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Democrats

    The Old Court and the Court-Packing Plan

    The Appeal of Isolationism
    A Bipartisan Foreing Policy
    Term Limiting the Presidential Office - the Twenty-second Amendment


War Issues


    The "Good War"

    War-related Sacrifices


Economic Issues

    The Alphabetical Agencies

    Battling the Depression


Civil Rights Issues
    The Japanese-American Internment Policy

    African-Americans During the War

    Hispanics During the War


Women’s Issues

    Women in the military

    Women in the workforce




America at War: World War II (from Digital History, University of Houston)

The Impact of the World War II on U.S. Politics  (Race Riots)

Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Overview of FDR's Political Career)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal

World War II: The Home Front

Declarations of a State of War with Germany, Japan, and Italy

Citizen Contributions to the War Effort (Photographs)

Politics of the United States During World War II  (Wikipedia)

Japanese American Internment

A Timeline of World War II
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Second Inaugural Address - January 20, 1937



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