Franklin Delano Roosevelt Accepts the Presidential Nomination
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“This is no time for fear, for reaction or for timidity … ours must be a party of liberal thought, of planned action, of enlightened international outlook, and of the greatest good to the greatest number of our citizens…” FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
Typed Manuscript Signed [ca. July 2, 1932]. Inscribed in type at the bottom to F. Houston Martin. Corrections in another hand. 1 p., 8⅜ x 10¾ in.
Six paragraphs extracted from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in Chicago, on July 2, 1932. Offering a “New Deal,” Roosevelt used the convention speech as a springboard to winning a landslide victory over Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover at the height of the Great Depression.
At the end of this timeless speech, Roosevelt pledged himself to bringing “a new deal for the American people.”