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Near Welshpool in Charlotte County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
 

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

 
 
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2011
1. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker
Inscription.
The Great Depression 1929-1941
The depression was world-wide. In the U.S., the banking system collapsed and 12.8 million people were unemployed. Hardest hit were youth, minorities, the elderly, and workers in the consumer durables industries. There was widespread hunger and suffering as communities ran out of charitable and government relief. FDR's "New Deal" programs, some more successful than others, helped to stem national despair and boost public confidence.

La Crise économique 1929-1941
La crise s'est fait sentir à l'échelle mondiale. Aux États-Unis, le système bancaire s'est effondré et 12,8 millions de personnes se sont retrouvées au chômage. Les plus touchés ont été les jeunes, les minorités, les personnes âgées et les travailleurs des industries de biens durables. La faim et les souffrances se sont largement répandues une fois que les collectivités eurent épuisé toute l'aide gouvernementale et caritative. Les programmes du New Deal de FDR, dont certains connurent plus de succès que d'autres, ont aidé à contenir le désespoir national et à redonner confiance à la population.

World War II
Over the course of the War, President Roosevelt practiced diplomacy by meeting personally with World Leaders. Late in the war, the president urged Congress to provide for veterans' education,
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2011
2. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker
Northeast facade of FDR Cottage in background
unemployment, disability, and pension rights. The G.I. Bill benefitted approximately 10 million returning servicemen and women.

Deuxième Guerre mondiale
Pendant la guerre, le président Roosevelt a eu recours à la diplomatie en rencontrant personnellement les dirigeants mondiaux. Vers la fin de la guerre, le président a pressé le Congrès de s'occuper des droits des vétérans en matière d'éducation, de chômage, d'invalidité et de pension. Quelque 10 millions de militaires ont profité du G.I. Bill à leur retour.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
The CCC was a New Deal program begun in 1933. At its peak, it provided work to revitalize America's natural resources for more than 500,000 unemployed men between the ages of 18-25. Each volunteer enrollee enlisted for an initial six-month period and was paid $30 a month, $25 of which was sent home to his family.

Le Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Le CCC a été un programme du New Deal commercé en 1933. À son apogée, ce programme a permis à plus de 500 000 chômeurs de 18 à 25 ans de travailler à la revitalisation des ressources naturelles américaines. Chaque volontaire s'engageait à travailler pour une période initiale de six mois. Il était payé 30 $ par mois, et 25 $ de ce montant étaient envoyés à sa famille.

The Works Progress Administration (WPA)
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FDR Cottage at Roosevelt Campobello International Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2011
3. FDR Cottage at Roosevelt Campobello International Park
famous New Deal effort to relieve unemployment, The WPA included Theatre, Writers' and Art projects. Building improvements included 572,000 miles of rural roads, 85,000 buildings repaired, construction of 78,000 new bridges and viaducts, 8,000 parks, 350 airports, 40,000 buildings, and thousands of miles of city streets and sidewalks.

La Works Progress Administration (WPA)
La WPA constituait un effort célèbre du New Deal de remédier au chômage. Des projets théâtraux, littéraires et artistiques ont été réalisés, et on a amélioré 572 000 miles de routes rurales, réparé 85 000 immeubles, créé 8 000 parcs et construit 78 000 nouveaux ponts et viaducs, 350 aéroports, 40 000 édifices et des milliers de miles de rues et de trottoirs.

The End of an Era
The many experiences gained during his summers on Campobello most certainly helped mold the man who was elected to an unprecedented four terms of office as the 32nd President of the U.S. He cherished the memories of many happy summers spent here on this Canadian island. Except for brief visits in 1933, 1936, and 1939, his duties prevented him from returning. President Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage at Warm Springs, Georgia on April 12, 1945. He was 63.

La fin d'une époque
La multitude d'expériences vécues pendant les étés passés à Campobello ont certainement contribué
Franklin D. Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt
This 1945 Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Douglas Chandor hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“When Franklin Roosevelt began serving in New York's state legislature in 1911, some observers declared him ill-suited to the rough realities of politics. But Roosevelt thrived on those realities; some two decades later, he was advancing from the New York governorship to the presidency.

Taking office against the bleak backdrop of the Great Depression, Roosevelt responded quickly to this economic disaster with a host of regulatory and welfare measures that redefined the government's role in American life. Among conservatives, the new federal involvement in matters traditionally left to the private sector was a betrayal of America's ideals. But in other quarters, Roosevelt's activism inspired an unwavering popularity that led to his election to an unprecedented four terms.

When Roosevelt sat for this portrait in 1945, his presidential concerns had long since shifted to guiding the nation through World War II. This likeness is a study for a larger painting a sketch of which appears at the lower left commemorating Roosevelt's meeting with wartime Allied leaders, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Yalta.” — National Portrait Gallery
à modeler l'homme qui a été le premier à obtenir quatre mandats à titre de 32e président des États-Unis. Il aimait se rappeler les souvenirs de ces étés remplis de bonheur passés sur cette île canadienne. Mises à part les brèves visites effectuèes en 1933, 1936 et 1939, ses fonctions l'ont empêché d'y retourner. Le président Roosevelt est mort à la suite d'une hémorragie cérébrale à Warm Springs (Géorgie) le 12 avril 1945. Il avait 63 ans.
 
Erected by Roosevelt Campobello International Park.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 44° 52.567′ N, 66° 57.548′ W. Marker is near Welshpool, New Brunswick, in Charlotte County. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the FDR Cottage at Roosevelt Campobello International Park, 459 Route 774, on Campobello Island. Marker is in this post office area: Welshpool, New Brunswick E5E 1A4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James and Sara Roosevelt Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Summer Activities (within shouting distance of this marker); Campobello's Resort Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker); The Summer Colony (within shouting distance of this marker); Roosevelt Campobello Park (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Roosevelt Campobello International Park (approx. one kilometer away); Mulholland Point / La Pointe Mulholland (approx. one kilometer away); Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Welshpool.
 
Also see . . .
1. Roosevelt Campobello International Park. (Submitted on April 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (Submitted on April 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkDisastersPoliticsWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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