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Unformatted text preview: It was early in FDR's career as Assistant Secretary of the Navy that World War I began in Europe. Roosevelt and Daniels took almost opposite approaches to the rise of war in Europe. Daniels, unlike the intensely aware Roosevelt, seemed to ignore the fact that America had a large stake in any war between the major powers of the world. It was about this time that Roosevelt was trying to prepare the country for impending war that he decided to run for Senator in New York. He lost in September of 1914, in a defeat so complete that only Boss Murphy could have engineered it. FDR learned some valuable lessons from this failed campaign for Senator. He learned that he could not run a campaign in a few weeks, that he could not openly defy Tammany Hall and win in New York, and that Progressives and Democrats with similar goals in New York needed to...
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- Fall '07