Cuban Revolution
Young Fidel Castro Wrote Fan Mail to FDR

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“I don’t know very English, but I know as much as write to you…” Read an amazing letter from a 12-Year-Old Fidel Castro to just recently re-elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Castro writes “My very good friend Roosevelt: I don’t know very English, but I know as much to write … Continue reading

Albert Einstein
[Text] President Roosevelt’s Response to Einstein on Atomic Bombs


“I found this data of such import that I have convened a Board…” The following letter was written by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to Leó Szilárd and Albert Einstein’s letter about creating a program–what will later be known as the “Manhattan Project”–for the creation of atomic bombs in … Continue reading

Albert Einstein
[Text] Einstein’s Letter to Roosevelt on an Atomic Program


“Some recent work …leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future…” The following is a letter authored predominantly by Hungarian-American physicist Leó Szilárd, but signed by Albert Einstein. It is known as the Einstein-Szilárd letter … Continue reading

Franklin D. Roosevelt
[Blog] 9 Facts About FDR’s Fireside Chats


Author: Ben Nussbaum President Roosevelt delivered his first fireside chat on March 12, 1933. It addressed the banking crisis that Roosevelt encountered on first taking office. Due to the Depression, banks were running out of funds. Panicked account holders were withdrawing their money – making the banks’ problems worse. In … Continue reading