After the USS William D Porter accidentally fired a torpedo at the battleship carrying President Roosevelt to the Tehran Conference during WWII, other ships began greeting the Porter by signaling “Don’t shoot, we’re Republicans.”
Before he died, FDR proposed a “Second Bill of Rights,” which included the right to food, housing, clothing, education, medical care, and recreation. He considered this vital to American freedom and security.
The whole reason we focus on presidents’ first 100 days in office so much is because of how much FDR accomplished during his.
When the big three leaders of the Allied nations met during WWII, FDR managed to achieve a warm relationship with the rather icy Stalin by making fun of their British counterpart Winston Churchill.