Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial Essay

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Countries all around the world use memorials and tributes to honor historical events and great leaders. These structures help build national pride and unity. Memorials can be found throughout the United States in just about every city to commemorate anything and everything ranging from local community leaders to Civil War battlefields. The idea of creating a monument similar to Mount Rushmore to commemorate more recent leader of this country is one I believe most of the U.S. would support. The first President I believe should be included in this monument would be Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt’s story may be characterized as the epitome of the true American spirit. From a cattle rancher to the President of the United States is quite…show more content…
Some of President Roosevelt’s greatest accomplishments were the creation of the Panama Canal, the establishment of the national forest’s and wildlife refuges. Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his efforts to mediate peace between Russia and Japan (Kelly). The second President I would nominate for the monument would be Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR took the reins of the United States in 1932 when the country was in the depths of the Great Depression and he immediately went to work in restoring the public’s trust. Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal redefined the role of the Federal Government in the lives of the everyday citizens. FDR warned the U.S. of the dangers posed by Germany, Italy and Japan before most recognized them as a threat (History.com). After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor Hawaii and war was declared FDR took a leading role in forming an alliance between countries to combat the Axis powers (History.com). Throughout the war effort President Roosevelt took to the airways on a regular basis to report on the war and to rally the American people to support the war. FDR also helped set the stage for a post war peace organization that came to be known as the United Nations (Histroy.com). Throughout his Presidency Roosevelt became increasingly sick and on 12 April 1945 he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and
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