In 1936 Ayn Rand was no fan of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal programs. So it may come as a surprise to fans of Rand that the libertarian icon took money from the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Theatre Project. Like a lot of money.
Pennsylvania State Archives has released never before seen footage of Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking up a ramp at a baseball game in 1937. It's an exceptionally rare glimpse of the U.S. president who did his best to hide his disability from the public.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ended Prohibition, pulled the United States out of the Great Depression, and bolstered Allied Forces during World War II. He also suffered from paralysis, which was widely believed to have been caused by polio.
If 24 has taught us anything, it's that the presidential succession can be the stuff of riveting, wildly implausible drama. Here are five presidential might-have-beens that would make for some fascinating alternate history stories.