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Franklin D. Roosevelt played an important role in economic and social reforms and was the first president to reach out to citizens in 'fireside chats' ' leading to a 'more personalized' and a closer relationship with citizens. His wife, Eleanor, aided him in social reforms, but his own party (Southern Democrats) hindered him in trying to end the Jim Crow era. He didn't support Hitler but few listened to him.

Alice Roosevelt said she 'would rather cast a ballot for Hitler' than vote for Roosevelt's third term and involvement in Britain. Roosevelt tried to garner support for Britain using 'lend-lease' policy and the Boston Pledge not to go to war except in case of attack, which eventually came from Japan. He was united with Churchill and corresponded with him even before he became prime minister ' ...

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