FDR; Wikimedia Commons


Wendell Wilkie; Wikimedia Commons

FDR’s  run for a third term was a major issue in the 1940 Presidential campaign. The Republican candidate Wendell Willkie claimed FDR failed to end the Depression and was leading the USA into another war. Roosevelt promised not to involve the USA in foreign wars if re-elected. Although Willkie revived Republican strength in some areas of the country, FDR won easily.