Franklin D Roosevelt's Decision Making Analysis

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The United States Presidents were very much different in their decision-making styles. Some of them were completely rational in their decision making, based their decisions on pure analysis of information and facts, completely excluding their emotions, some of them were pure “gut players”, based their decisions solely on their emotions and “gut feelings”. When it comes to Franklin D. Roosevelt, he was completely different, another class – “altogether decision-maker” . Throughout his impressive 4 terms in the White House political career, he had to take hundreds of crucial political decisions, including those that led the country out of the Great Depression, and those that led the country through the World War II. There were a small number of…show more content…
He was born in a wealthy Dutch family in the upstate New York and “had it all: health, wealth, charm, education, and an unlimited future” . In 1910 he entered politics as a NY State Senator, then served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and even ran for Vice-President Office in 1920. The very next year he experienced the crucial event that changed his life – he was stricken with polio that cost him not only his physical health, but also his political career. The challenges he encountered were enormous: he not only couldn’t walk, but also couldn’t sit without help. Roosevelt’s mother desperately wanted him to retire to Hyde Park, but Roosevelt has decided to come back to big politics. James Tobin in his book “The Man He Became” states that polio might have, surprisingly, made FDR the President . Indeed, the disease has forged the essential character of FDR a tremendously. By having this crucial event in his life, he obtained that resilience and courage that allowed him to achieve everything he wanted in his life . That crucial event also let him to obtain the “empathy and sympathy that forged his connection with the American people, a connection that was, arguably, the strongest of any American president with the
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