In House of Cards, Frank Underwood brings up FDR and Wilson when saying that he wants to declare war on ICO (fictional terrorist group possibly related to ISIS). What's the relation please? I mean, every president presumably has to deal with terrorism in some way so why those presidents specifically?
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I haven't seen the episode, but given the context I think I can offer an educated guess.
I don't think that the reference is really to do with how Wilson and FDR had to deal with terrorism at all.
Woodrow Wilson was President when the USA entered the First World War in April 1917 and FDR was President when the USA entered the Second World War in December 1941. Presumably Frank Underwood hopes his declaration of war against ICO will be seen as an historic act, comparable to their actions.