Electing Roosevelt: 1940 and 1944

Join The National WWII Museum as we look back on these two historic elections and Roosevelt’s legacy as President of the United States.

November 19 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
+ Add to calendar 2020-11-19 12:00:00 PM 2020-11-19 1:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Electing Roosevelt: 1940 and 1944 Join The National WWII Museum as we look back on these two historic elections and Roosevelt’s legacy as President of the United States.

In 1940, Roosevelt was elected to serve an unprecedented third term in a land-slide electoral victory over Republican Wendell Willkie. While not yet a law, the Presidential limit of two-terms was a tradition set by George Washington. Despite his declining health, Roosevelt secured another electoral victory in 1944. He is the only US President to be elected to four terms. While he remained popular, Roosevelt led the nation through the most challenging years of the 20th century. Join The National WWII Museum as we look back on these two historic elections and Roosevelt’s legacy as President of the United States. Appropriate for grades 9–12.