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PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - MENU UNSIGNED 01/08/1936 - HFSID 279341

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT Menu and program for a Jackson Day Dinner held by the Democratic National Committee at Washington, D. C.'s Mayflower Hotel in 1936. Roosevelt won one of the largest landslides since the beginning of the two-party system this year. Menu unsigned.

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FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
Menu and program for a Jackson Day Dinner held by the Democratic National Committee at Washington, D. C.'s Mayflower Hotel in 1936. Roosevelt won one of the largest landslides since the beginning of the two-party system this year.
Menu unsigned. 40 pages, 8¼x11, with bound with white cord and two staples. With 6¼x8 invitation stapled to front page and 9x6 card embossed with an embossed bust of Andrew Jackson stapled to last page. Titled: "Jackson/Day/Dinner/1936" with an embossed bust of Andrew Jackson. This dinner was held by the Democratic National Committee on Jan. 8, 1936 at Washington, D. C.'s Mayflower Hotel. This menu includes long bios of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson. Roosevelt and the Democratic Party were flying high in 1936. Roosevelt took all 48 states except Maine and Vermont, prompting the immortal quip, "As goes Maine, so goes Vermont." It was one of the greatest landslides since the beginning of the two-party system in the 1850s. The Democrats fared almost as well, picking up seven seats in the Senate and 12 in the House, while their rivals the Republicans respectively lost nine and 15. But Roosevelt's attempts to pack the courts in 1937 cancelled much of the political capital that he had earned in the landslide and squandered much of his momentum. As a result, Roosevelt couldn't dictate policy the way he could during his first term, and his policies during second term, including the Second New Deal, weren't nearly as radical as those of the first. Roosevelt (1882-1945, born in Hyde Park, New York) was elected Governor of New York in 1928, succeeding his political patron (and later foe) Alfred E. Smith, whom Roosevelt had nominated as the Democratic Presidential candidate in 1928. Smith lost to Herbert Hoover, whom Roosevelt would himself defeat for the Presidency four years later. Roosevelt, former state legislator, Assistant Navy Secretary and Vice Presidential candidate (1920), served two 2-year terms as New York's Governor before winning the first of an unprecedented four elections to the US Presidency, an office he would hold longer than anyone else (1933-1945). Lightly toned, soiled, foxed and creased. Photos inside have discolored some pages. Staples are rusted. Otherwise in fine condition.

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