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ACTA teams up with GfK on a new survey on American historical literacy just in time for the premiere of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” The study found that over half of American adults don’t know Franklin D. Roosevelt spearheaded the New Deal, and 59% don’t know Theodore Roosevelt had a role in the construction of the Panama Canal. This is just one in a series of surveys examining historical amnesia about American history.
There were many Roosevelts in that room on E. 76thStreet.
On St. Patrick's Day in 1905, future president Franklin Delano Roosevelt watched his fiancée, also named Roosevelt, enter the drawing room of an upscale residence in New… Continue Reading >>