I suppose that for every half-hour speech that I make before a convention or over the radio, I put in ten hours preparing it.
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Source Notes: Speech to the Daughters of the American Revolution, 20 April 1930, in Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History, ed. William Safire (1992).
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945), is best known for his leading the U.S. through the Great Depression via his New Deal, his building a powerful political coalition, the New Deal Coalition, that dominated American politics for decades, and for playing a significant role in a grand coalition that defeated Nazi Germany, Italy and the Empire of Japan in World War II and created the United Nations. Born to wealth and privilege, he overcame a crippling illness to place himself at the head of the forces of reform. Universally called FDR, he was both loved and hated in his day, and now is considered by many to be in the top tier of American presidents.
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