American Experience (1996)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 240 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Viewers will find a historical review of the lives of both Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt on these two tapes that constitute part two of this series on the American presidency. Teddy Roosevelt's long years of public service are noted prior to his becoming the President in 1901 when McKinley was assassinated. Teddy Roosevelt held large corporations more accountable for their antitrust law violations and backed the legislation that established the Departments of Labor and Commerce. Learn why he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and other honors. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's many contributions to America are also covered, including his New Deal program that was particularly helpful to labor and the poor. Discover more about the strong leadership that FDR provided during World War II and the other important legislation he got passed during his lengthy tenure in office.

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life, President, leader, rugged, White-House, naturalist, war