Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Legacy

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the first and only individual to serve four terms as president from 1932 to 1944. He left a legacy to the American country by serving the United States during the toughest times in America with the citizens supporting his every move. He was confidant to many people when he displayed courage and perseverance because he dealt with sickness while simultaneously getting America out of the rut it faced during World War II and the Great Depression. He created numerous programs such as the New Deal, which paved a way out of an economic crisis by creating various programs, which worked towards creating a better America. His ability to come out of the Great Depression with such strength and perseverance shows his dedication…show more content…
As president the first 100 days in office are considered the most crucial time for a president in the United States because this gives the people a first impression on how effective the president will be. The programs within this policy consisted of Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), Publics Work Administration (PWA), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and many other programs that helped America out of the Great Depression. The Agricultural Adjustment Administration specifically helped farmers by lowering production and increasing its prices and paying farmers to leave some acres of lands unseeded. However, it did not help the people because it starved farmers rather than providing them the funds to grow more crops. A program within the New Deal that helped the citizens was successful was called The Civilian Conservation Corps. This put 300,000 young unemployed men to work by giving them jobs such as planting trees, developing parks and roads, and helping in many other public projects. It gave the unemployed American citizens an opportunity to survive in such a horrific time in American history. The New Deal was a promising policy that allowed the people to rely on Roosevelt. Although this did not take America out the Great Depression, but it allowed a promising…show more content…
The new deal did help but World War II was the catalyst to getting it out of the economic rut and made it one of the top world powers. In 1941, the Lend-Lease Act played the most vital role for America by creating alliances with other world powers as well as helping the United States economy. This act allowed for weapon trade with other countries without being pulled into war during the War times. Roosevelt met with Winston Churchill from August 9-August 12, 1941 in Placentia Bay discussing the Atlantic Charter which said “deem it right to make known certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they base their hopes for a better future for the world”(Atlantic). Meaning countries that agreed to it would cooperate with each other if needed for help. This led the way into creating the United Nations. However remaining neutral wasn’t possible for the U.S., on December 7, 1941 The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor forcing America to join the war. Throughout the war Roosevelt was commander in chief in World War II, one of his greatest war moments was the invasion of Normandy, France, which was the turning point of the war defeating the Axis Powers. After the war ended, the United Nations was formed in order to create treaties and solve international
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