FDR’s health finally gave out after years of carrying the weight of the United States, and ultimately the free world, on his muscular shoulders.
By Dr. Howard Markel
While a presidential term lasts four years, the accomplishments of a president’s first 100 days have become the measure of a successful start. The tradition, which dates back to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, has been extended to President-elect Donald Trump,…
By PBS NewsHour
On Tuesday at noon, members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in, with an emboldened GOP intent on unraveling eight years of President Barack Obama's Democratic agenda.
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
Political candidates’ rhetoric often gets heated, even inflammatory on the campaign trail. But when does it cross the line into the offensive or fear-mongering? Hari Sreenivasan gets a historical perspective from presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Beverly Gage of Yale…
By PBS NewsHour
By Margaret Myers
If you’ve been watching the epic documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on PBS, then you you’ve probably come to know Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor as more than just the iconic leaders of America’s coming of age. They were complicated…
By Justin Scuiletti
Rare footage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking, aided by braces on his legs as well as several Secret Service agents, has been made public after nearly 80 years.
By Kristin Miller
In 1935 construction started on a massive New Deal project proposed by FDR in Passamaquoddy Bay. The Quoddy Dam Project would have stored the rising tide behind multiple dams and then slowly released the water through turbines, producing electricity. But…
One of the big obstacles to clean energy is that most renewable sources are unreliable. A Maine company has installed the nation’s first commercial, grid connected tidal energy project. Water power is estimated to nearly double by 2030 and provide…
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