(Episode 74) Presidential Minisode 31: FDR and the Longest Presidency Ever
Another Roosevelt! That's right, listeners. In this episode, we discuss Franklin D. Roosevelt, cousin to Teddy. You might remember from history class that FDR is believed to have contracted polio at a young age, but recently, researchers believe FDR's paralysis may have been caused by Guillain-Barre Syndrome, instead. Either way, there's no question that FDR was a fighter, and that he was the United States' longest-serving POTUS.
In this episode, we attempt to discuss the gold standard (and FDR taking us off of it), FDR's various social programs, and loads of fun facts, including FDR's stamp collection and how FDR was distantly related to his wife (no judgment...okay, a little judgment).
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