April 1945

US and World Events plus Additional Resources


“Men will thank God on their knees a hundred years from now that Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House,” read the New York Times editorial on April 13, 1945. “It was his hand, more than that of any other single man, that built the great coalition of the United Nations. It was his leadership which inspired free men in every part of the world to fight with greater hope and courage. Gone is the fresh and spontaneous interest which this man took, as naturally as he breathed air, in the troubles and the hardships and the disappointments and the hopes of little men and humble people.”