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October 11, 2019

United States
Happy 244th Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 244 years-old this weekend. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with …

U.S. Navy

January 6, 2014

United States
TWE Remembers: FDR’s “Four Freedoms” State of the Union Address

Barack Obama is set to give his State of the Union address this month. If it is like most such speeches, it will be hotly debated for a moment and then forgotten. (Quick, name the major theme of last…

A page from the fifth draft of Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 annual message to Congress. (Franklin D. Roosevelt Papers as President, Master Speech File; Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum)