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Document for January 6th:
President Franklin Roosevelt’s Annual Message (Four Freedoms) to Congress


Franklin D. Roosevelt Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941

Franklin D. Roosevelt Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941; Records of the United States Senate; SEN 77A-H1; Record Group 46; National Archives.

This speech delivered by President Franklin Roosevelt on January 6, 1941, became known as his "Four Freedoms Speech," due to a short closing portion describing the President’s vision in which the American ideals of individual liberties were extended throughout the world.
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of FDR's Four Freedoms Speech at the FDR Library

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