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Railroad Deal of 1944

In 1942, railroad workers’ unions demanded a raise. Concerned about a strike, President Roosevelt ordered an emergency board to settle the dispute and when at the end of 1943 no settlement was reached, the Federal Government took control of the rails.

Let the Games Begin!

"Today, all of you young athletes are in the arena. Many of you will win, but even more important, ... more

FDR Signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act

Running for president at a time when unemployment rates were sky high and thousands of banks ... more

Rosie the Riveter

She was known as Rosie the Riveter. The iconic image of a female factory worker with a red bandana ... more
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