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Only With His Advent Does America Think Nationally, Says FDR


Summary of FDR's speech at Antietam. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



Only With His Advent Does America Think Nationally, Says FDR

BY GEORGE DURNO
Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD, Sept. 17
On this historic Civil War battleground which 75 years ago ran red with the blood of 23,000 of the Blue and Gray, President Roosevelt declared today that only with the advent of his own administration did the nation begin "not only acting but also thinking in national terms."

The president touched briefly on the reconstruction era which encouraged sectionalism for years after the Civil War and then asserted:
"I venture the belief that it was not until the World War of twenty years ago that we acted once more as a nation of restored unity. I believe also that the past four years marked the first occasion certainly since the War and between the states and perhaps during the whole 150 years of our government that we are not only acting but also thinking in national terms."

The president was expected to show his latest hand on the supreme court and constitution issue, when he delivers another of his celebrated "fireside chats" over a national radio hook-up tonight as 130,000,000 Americans commemorate the 150th anniversary of ratification of the constitution.




ID:
wcaa018

Creator:
George Durno

Rights:
Crescent News, Defiance, Ohio

Notes:
Used with permission of the Crescent News.

Date:
1937-09-17

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library.

Contributor:
Defiance O Crescent News

Subject:
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862: Centennial celebrations, etc

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1937.

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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