American legend is built on highly imperfect people who strove to create a more perfect union.
'It was wrong to tear down the Chrisopher Columbus statue, because Columbus was not a slave owner.'
Critics pointed out that Nazi camps are maintained to show their horror, while statues of Confederate leaders exist to glorify them.
Calling itself a Statuary Sanctuary City, Newton Falls has promised to be a home for any statues of historical figures with legacies marred by racism or slavery.
The statue, which was dedicated in 1984, is among the latest of historical figures with problematic legacies linked to racism and slavery to be toppled by protesters throughout the country.
Dozens of law enforcement officers, led by US Park Police, stormed into the square and scattered protesters.
Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.
The president first threatened arrest late Monday night when protesters tried and failed to topple a statue of former president Andrew Jackson near the White House.
The statue has stood at the entrance of the museum since 1940, and depicts Roosevelt on a horse with a black man and a Native American man by his side.