Franklin D Roosevelt's Impact On Society

1528 Words7 Pages
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born into a wealthy family on January 30, 1882. Roosevelt was an only child, and his family had been prominent for several generations, having made their fortune in real estate and trade. His family lived in Springwood, New York. First of all the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt, helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."(Freedman). Roosevelt 's early life can be described by detailing his childhood, parents/education and his life when growing up While growing up, Franklin Roosevelt was surrounded by privilege and a sense…show more content…
They were based on the 1930s American Politics and culture, though they did offer the same aid to all Americans; white men generally received more aid than women or African American men did. Roosevelt did do a lot to reshape the U.S during his presidency, the Democratic party won the election again in 1936, with Roosevelt being the potential candidate. He oversaw important and major changes in American Politics, that defined life in the U.S during the twentieth century. “Roosevelt permanently altered America’s role in the world” (Miller…show more content…
By 1938, negative publicity, a continuing sluggish economy, and Republican victories in midterm elections virtually ended Roosevelt 's ability to pass more reform legislation.In the early years of 1941, with war raging in Europe, Franklin Roosevelt pushed to have the United States ' factories become an "arsenal of democracy" for the Allies; France, Britain, and Russia. As Americans learned more about the war 's atrocities, isolationist sentiment diminished. Roosevelt took advantage, standing firm against the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. During World War II, Franklin Roosevelt was a commander in chief who worked with and sometimes around his military advisors. He helped develop a strategy for defeating Germany in Europe through a series of invasions, first in North Africa in November 1942, then Sicily and Italy in 1943, followed by the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944. At the same time, Allied forces were set back Japan in Asia and the eastern Pacific. During this time, Roosevelt also helped create the formation of the United Nations. “The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart”. (FDR) With the stress of war, it began to take its toll on Franklin Roosevelt. In March, 1944, hospital tests indicated he had atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. In spite of this, and
Open Document