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Executive Order 9066

After Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, West Coast residents became very suspicious of Japanese Americans. They were concerned that they’d assist Japan in further attacking the U.S. The hysteria eventually caused President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on February … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

The United States Supreme Court ruled against some of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, so he wanted to pack the Court with like-minded justices who’d find his reforms constitutional. On February 5, 1937, the President proposed a plan … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 5, 1925, President Calvin Coolidge nominated Harlan Fiske Stone to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. On February 5, 1925, the Senate confirmed his appointment. In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him … Continue reading

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The Social Security Act

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act.  Read the law at http://1.usa.gov/1HLn9Z3.   To learn more watch the Social Security Administration’s video that delves into the history and benefits of the program–http://1.usa.gov/1JX7SKO.

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Ken Burns’s PBS documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, is a must-see.  It recounts the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  The film delves into their personal, professional (notably Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a lawyer) and political lives. We’re reminded of … Continue reading

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