Franklin D Roosevelt Research Paper

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How was Franklin Delano Roosevelt an influential leader during the 20th century? Franklin D. Roosevelt was an influential leader that impacted many people throughout his three term presidency. Franklin D. Roosevelt was a great president for America; he led America through World War II and created the New Deal which impacted the lives of many Americans. He had a great knowledge that helped bring the United States out of the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt was influenced by his distant cousin, Theodore Roosevelt; Theodore impacted the life of Franklin by inspiring him to become President. Franklin had many hard times throughout his life that he had to push through. At age 39 Franklin got diagnosed with polio and had to fight through it …show more content…

Franklin was inspired by the career of his fifth cousin, former United States president, Theodore Roosevelt (United States Memorial Holocaust Museum, Franklin Delano Roosevelt). Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected New York State Senator from Duchess, Columbia and Putnam counties in 1910 and re-elected for a second term in 1912 (Author N/A, Roosevelt Facts and Figures). In 1920 the Democratic Party nominated Governor James M. Cox for President and Franklin D. Roosevelt for Vice President (Author N/A, Roosevelt Facts and Figures). The crash of the market in October 1929 served as a indication of tougher times to come and led Governor Roosevelt to focus on changing the state's economic troubles (William E. Leuchtenburg, Franklin D. Roosevelt: Life in Brief). During the early years of the depression, before Roosevelt took office; organizations like churches, the Salvation Army, and a few local governments offered limited assistance to the poor (Louis Mazzari, New Deal). Franklin D. Roosevelt had to face the great depression and try to lift America out of the depression once he became the president. When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office, America was mired in a horrible and debilitating economic depression. After the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped Americans regain their faith in our country. The depression not only sapped America's material wealth, but also its spiritual strength and cast a dark cloud …show more content…

Roosevelt had many notable achievements during his presidency; his best known achievement was the New Deal. The New Deal created new programs to help give Americans hope and to help bring the United States out of the Great Depression. New Deal programs like the C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corp.), the A.A.A. (Agriculture Adjustment Administration), And the W.P.A. (Work Progress Administration), provided jobs to thousands of unemployed Americans. Some of these New Deal programs still exist today such as the F.D.I.C. (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), the F.H.A. (Federal Housing Authority), and the T.V.A. (Tennessee Valley Authority). The Agriculture Adjustment Act, established during Franklin D. Roosevelt's first 100 days in office paid farmers to plant less cotton (Louis Mazzari, New Deal). Roosevelt and his New Deal programs were a great turning point in American

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