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Though a major poll at the time suggested that the increasingly divisive Franklin Roosevelt would lose the 1936 Presidential race to Alf Landon, Roosevelt prevailed by a huge margin. This design, based on FDR buttons from that campaign season, is printed on a white, 100% cotton tee, available in both unisex and a woman's version.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 'FDR' for President 1936 Campaign T-Shirt - Womens
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt 'FDR' for President 1936 Campaign T-Shirt - Unisex
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Womens 100% Fine Jersey Cotton T-Shirt
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933. Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum website; version date 2010. (Photo edited.)

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
(FDR's first innaugural address, March 4, 1933)

First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945) faced significant hurdles during the 1936 presidential election season, most notably a poor economy, extensive unemployment and a tireless storm of critics, like popular radio host Father Charles Coughlin, who regularly used his sermons to attack Roosevelt.

"These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power."
(Speech to the Democratic National Convention in 1936)

Republicans railed against FDR's New Deal, the series of relief programs enacted in response to the Great Depression, calling it too expensive and ineffective. But they lacked a strong candidate to oppose FDR, ultimately settling on Alf Landon, a Kansas governor who failed to energize their base. 

"Freedom to learn is the first necessity of guaranteeing that man himself shall be self-reliant enough to be free."
(Address to the National Education Association in June 1938)

The popular Literary Digest, which had correctly predicted the winners of the past five presidential elections, famously printed a poll predicting a win for Republican Alfred Landon. In the end, though, FDR won in a landslide, sweeping all states except Maine and Vermont. Maine had enjoyed a long-standing reputation as a bellwether state for presidential elections, leading to the popular phrase "As Maine goes, so goes the nation," which contemporary Democratic strategist Jim Farley would amend to "As Maine goes, so goes Vermont."

"No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country."
(Roosevelt on the National Industrial Recovery Act in June 1933)

Roosevelt would be elected again in 1940, his historic fourth term dominated by World War II. He suffered a fatal cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945 in Warm Springs, GA.

"We have not come this far without a struggle and I assure you we cannot go further without a struggle.

For twelve years this Nation was afflicted with hear-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing Government.
The Nation looked to Government but the Government looked away.
Nine mocking years with the golden calf and three long years of the scourge!

Nine crazy years at the ticker and three long years in the breadlines!
Nine mad years of mirage and three long years of despair!
Powerful influences strive today to restore that kind of government
with its doctrine that that Government is best which is most indifferent.

For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves.
We will keep our sleeves rolled up.

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace - business and financial monopoly, speculation,
reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs.
We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today.
They are unanimous in their hate for me - and I welcome their hatred.

I should like to have it said of my first Administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match.
I should like to have it said of my second Administration that in it these forces met their master."

(Franklin Delano Roosevelt campaign address at Madison Square Garden, New York City on October 31, 1936)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor
“A Date That Will Live in Infamy”
Address to the Nation from December 8th 1941