Fdr The Greatest President

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“There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.” an interesting thought to be uttered from a president like that of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR had to push and fight through a lot, not a surprise coming from someone who not only looked up to but was related to Theodore Roosevelt. I believe Franklin Roosevelt to be the greatest president we have ever had, taking on the responsibilities of presidency for 12 years through the Great Depression and World War II, fighting disease the entire time. Roosevelt battled with polio through his entire presidency until it killed him shortly after being elected for a fourth term, the only president to achieve such a feat.

Franklin Roosevelt is accredited with guiding the United States out of The Great Depression with his New Deal programs as …show more content…

Roosevelt set up the Temporary Emergency Relief Administration (TERA) as the governor of New York, right after the stock market crashed in 1929. TERA was a program used to find jobs for the unemployed and in 1932, just 3 years after its start; TERA was helping 1 out of every 10 families in New York (History.com Staff). Roosevelt was reelected as governor of New York in 1930 and in 1932; Franklin Roosevelt was elected as the nation’s 32nd president. By time Roosevelt was inaugurated on March 4, 1933, the Depression had surpassed desperate levels leaving 13 million unemployed. He began his presidency with what he called a "New Deal" and an ambitious first hundred days. He broadcast through the radio frequently with "fireside chats", the first having an audience of 60 million and talking about the banking crisis. Roosevelt then closed all banks for several days until congress could pass reform legislation. Also within his first hundred days, Roosevelt created many different programs as a part of his New Deal, many

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