HIST-1493-68675, Norton Mix Assignment #4, Mattea McClendon What adjective did Roosevelt repeatedly use to describe those nations battling the Axis Powers? Do you think this term was always justified? He used the term democratic over and over again. At first, I truly thought he was justified in doing so. After thinking about more in-depth for quite awhile. I realized it was not very justified at all. I'm sorry but I don't see Russia as a democratic nation during this particular time period. What was Roosevelt trying to achieve with this speech, particularly with his opening discussion of American history from 1789 through the end of World War I? Can you think of another way to tell this history? I believe he was trying to paint a picture of the dangers of fascism. With the European campaign already under full swing. He was warming them up to the fact that it was getting to the point where the United States could not continue to be neutral much longer.