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“The last time our great nation faced an extreme economic crisis, it paved the way for one of the greatest statesmen in the history of the Republic to emerge. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was born to great personal wealth and power, would turn out to be the leader that the times required. His words, given in historic speeches to multitudes and in “fireside chats” on the radio resonated with a nation facing a moment much like the one we are dealing with today.”

~Deborah Barrow, Editor-in-Chief of The Women on the Web

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