Franklin D Roosevelt's Accomplishments

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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”~ Franklin D. Roosevelt. Franklin Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. His courage and perseverance was a key factor to his success. He was not only a great president but a great man. Franklin D. Roosevelt had both an interesting life and a very progressive presidency as he helped lead the U.S out of the country’s hardships. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882. Roosevelt was brought home by his Father, James, and his mother, Sara Ann. Their family lived in a mansion in Hyde Park New York. The Roosevelt’s were very wealthy and could afford to send their only son to many excellent schools. Roosevelt was tutored privately for all of his childhood until he was …show more content…

In 1910, he decided to run as a Democrat for a seat in the New York State Senate and won. He ran for this position for a second time and won again. After his second term in the New York Senate, he was elected as the Chair of the Agriculture committee. In 1912, he attended the Democratic National Convention and supported presidential candidate Woodrow Wilson. When Wilson won the election, he decided to appoint Franklin Roosevelt as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. His next task was as a running mate for James M. Cox as Vice President. They were defeated by Warren G. Harding in that election. He then was invited to run for New York state Governor, and won this …show more content…

A program he created for new jobs were the Civilian Conservation Corporation (CCC), which provided jobs for people who kept the community clean. Another one is the Works Progress Administration (WPA) which paid people who construct roads (Biography.com). While Roosevelt was in office, World War II was going on in foreign lands. The United States remained neutral in this war until a very deadly terrorist attack hit the U.S. known as The Attacks on Pearl Harbour. Then, under Franklin, the United States joined the war. His intentions were to make peace, not to conquer. FDR and leaders from allied nations formulated a plan to take out Nazi Germany and restore peace, which they did. Towards the end of his presidency, he conceived a plan the make United nations, but he never lived to see it. During his presidency, Franklin was very interactive with the people, holding press conferences virtually every day he was president. He also held what were known as Fireside chats. These were on the radio and FDR would talk about new ideas and to remind the citizens to keep their nationalism. Unfortunately, Franklin Roosevelt died about a year after being elected president for the fourth

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