President Franklin D. Roosevelt occasionally stopped in Columbia on his train trips between Washington, D.C., and his home in Warm Springs, Georgia. But in January 1940, as the war expanded in Europe, he came to Columbia to encourage American forces at Fort Jackson, and to draw attention to America's readiness to help its allies. Here, the mounted cavalry troops seen in the background are the subject of his inspection tour at the fort.
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.
- Along with the rest of the world, the United States and South Carolina experienced economic instability during this period. As a result, political instability and worldwide conflict consumed the world in the 1940s. Following World War II, the United States emerged as a world leader through political policies and economic growth.
- 8.5.CO Compare South Carolina and U.S. wartime contributions and demobilization after World War II.