Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never before since Jamestown and Plymouth Rock has our American civilization been in such danger as now.... [The Nazis] have made it clear that not only do they intend to dominate all life and thought in their own country, but also to enslave the whole of Europe, and then to use the resources of Europe to dominate the rest of the world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. Speech, December 29, 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Roosevelt's Foreign Policy: Franklin D. Roosevelt's Unedited Speeches and Messages, Harper (1942). Edward M. Bennett, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Search for Victory: American-Soviet Relations, 1939-1945, pp. 13-14, Scholarly Resources, Inc. (1990).

The President tried to convince Americans that Hitler's plans of aggression did not stop on the shores of the Atlantic.
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