United States presidential election, 1944
President Franklin Roosevelt was chosen by his party as the Democrat to win the Presidency. He was exhausted and reluctant to go onto another term in office, but accepted. Nevertheless he still thought, "All that is in me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River, but we of this generation chance to live in a day when its future existence and the future existence of our chosen method of government are at stake." The success in ending the depression and the seeming upcoming victory of World War II. 
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, by Alice Osinski, Children's Press, 1987, p. 82.