A poster of the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. United States flags on both the sides of the poster. Scenes of the crowded Convention Hall, in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention is nominating incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt to run again, for a second term. The crowd applauds and cheers.
Survey of potential site for the Democratic National Convention of 1936. People along the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A building with American flag hoisted on it. Democrats look at the building as they consider it the site for the Democratic Convention of 1936. Two policemen hold a scroll in front of the men and they look at the picture on the scroll. Mayor Harry Bacharach and others discuss about the site for the Convention. (The convention was ultimately held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, in 1936)
Senator Joseph Taylor Robinson calls the 1936 National Convention of the Democratic Party to order and asks delegates to remain standing for the opening invocation delivered by a clergyman. The words of invocation are heard. Afterwards, he asks delegates to be seated. Microphones of all the major radio broadcasters are seen at the podium, such as NBC, CBS, and others. Large crowd of delegates are present in the hall but still milling about. Photographers take pictures. The first speaker addresses the assembly.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Democratic National Convention, at Convention Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The President speaks from the podium and gives a political speech responding to what he characterizes as deliberate falsehoods promulgated by the political opposition .
Opening scene shows the White House in Washington, DC. Scene shifts to President Roosevelt seated, ready to address the Nation by radio. View of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. FDR with his entire family posing, in front of the family home "Springwood" at Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt, when Governor of New York, seen in a sail boat, in 1929. FDR in his car at his Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. He is speaking with a man associated with the Institute, who then greets several polio victims in wheel chairs there. Crowds celebrating Roosevelt's election, in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, in 1932. Roosevelt, at the Democratic Headquarters at the Biltmore Hotel on November 8, 1932. He is standing, supported by his son James, as he remarks: "It looks my friends like a real landslide this time." Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol. FDR taking the oath of office on March 4, 1933. A man looking at stock market ticker tape. A group of people raising a National Recovery Administration member flag. Glimpse of "Springwood" and then view of President Roosevelt sitting next to his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. Next, as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sit in the garden, their grandchildren, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie") come past riding horses, with granddaughter Sara, behind them on a pony. FDR pets the pony and talks with Sara. FDR being nominated for a second term as President, in the 1936 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Roosevelt, riding in an inaugural motorcade as he begins an unprecedented 4th term as President in 1941. Glimpse of President and Mrs. Roosevelt in an open car. West point cadets marching in the inaugural parade. Military trucks towing artillery pieces in the parade. President Roosevelt speaking at the dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association at the Willard hotel in Washington, DC, March 15, 1941. He extols the virtues of Winston Churchill and the British people. And he promises that America will supply them with the war materiel they need (This is known as the Lend Lease Speech.)
Crowds of delegates and citizens gathered in Philadelphia for the closing, nomination acceptance speech of the Democratic National Convention during the 1936 presidential campaign. Spotlights sweep across the gathered crowd listening to the speakers including President Franklin Roosevelt, running for his second term.