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You President Baiting, Whiskey Drinking, Poker Playing, Evil Old Men!

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Here we see President Franklin D. Roosevelt wagging his finger at the House and Senate as they play poker. FDR is chastising the two poker players over the the subject of neutrality. in August, when this cartoon was published, the 76th Congress was considering repealing the Neutrality Act of 1937, which would allow belligerent nations to purchase…

Franklin The Great

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Does President Franklin D. Roosevelt have anything up his sleeves? He seems to want the American public to think that there is “nothing up his sleeve”, however, the hidden rabbit with the tag “next surprise appointment” is seen. During his time as President, FDR appointed many people including a two supreme court justices. However, this cartoon…

Who Was That Convoy I Saw You With Last Night?

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Convoy or patrol? That is the question. FDR is shown here explaining that his perceived naval convoy is in fact just a naval patrol. This distinction was very important to FDR as the American public disapproved of his naval expenses. FDR maintained that the naval build up was strictly for defensive purposes in the years leading up to World War…

Untitled

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown here forcing the Democratic Party, represented by a donkey, the party’s mascot, to accept the New Deal as it would otherwise lead to their death. Resistance to the New Deal was prevalent in the years leading up to this cartoon. Republican Herbert Hoover was one of the main opponents against the New Deal as…

Would Flit Have Been Better?

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Those pesky flies! In an attempt to recharge the New Deal, FDR made an attempt to “purge” democratic members of the Senate who were opposed to his economic policies. In this process FDR backed liberal challengers for senate seats versus the incumbent in the 1938. The purge turned out to be one of the worst political missteps in FDR’s presidency, as…

All American Squad 1937

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Wow. I want to be on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s team! Here FDR is shown alongside other major political players of the year 1937 as a football team. This cartoon gives a comical look at the politicians of the time while depicting them as a cohesive unit. Others included in this cartoon are the likes of Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts and…

A Sailboat, a June Night, and You

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All aboard the ship to Jefferson Island! FDR is shown here with his Democratic Donkey companion setting sail to Jefferson Island located in the Chesapeake Bay. While the island was a vacation destination for the President this cartoon shows a more politically charged event. The President was known to host “stag parties” on the island for a great…

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

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What is the difference between these two drawings? A noticeable shift in public opinion of President Franklin D. Roosevelt occurred from his election in 1936 to his campaigning for a third term in 1940, . Shown here in 1936 with his sidekick, Postmaster General John Farley, FDR is seen a clear leader. However, by the time of the election in 1940,…

Taken For A Ride?

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This cartoon provides a glimpse at the debate of whether FDR should be allowed a third term as President. The Gallup Poll shown represents a public opinion poll conducted by a non-government organization known as the Institute of Public Opinion.[1] This cartoon shows how the majority of the nation was not in favor of FDR receiving a third…

New England Ravaged by a Hurricane

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What hit New England? A nasty hurricane that’s what. This cartoon was published September 22, 1938, one day after the worse storm in New England history. “The Yankee Clipper,” “The Long Island Express” “The Great New England Hurricane.” All were nicknames given to the deadly storm. As a result of the rains of the storm sections of Falmouth and New…