Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Four Freedoms (1941)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945) also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). He was a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. Also, he was the only American president elected to more than two terms. During his presidency, he facilitated a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades.
Roosevelt's third term was dominated by World War II, in Europe and in the Pacific. On 6 January 1941, Roosevelt delivered his famous Four Freedoms speech to the U.S.A. Congress.
Below, you'll find an excerpt from the speech in which Roosevelt talks about the Four Freedoms. Watch the video and listen to that part. As the video provides a subtitle, you can read along with the text if you like. Also, this part of the text is provided below the video. If you don't want to read along, jump to the post-listening exercise
after watching the video.