How Did Franklin D Roosevelt Impact The World

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The President who Impacted the World Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, was arguably one of the greatest presidents, due to the way he approached and handled issues while he served in office. His commitment to the country, as he served in office for three terms, the maximum of any president, earned him respect and admiration from all people, even if they did not agree with all of his policies. Franklin D. Roosevelt affected humanity in both an economic and militaristic way. As Roosevelt was serving during the Great Depression, his policies and movements towards better economics helped to influence the United States in a positive way. He also made smart and careful decisions while handling the United States …show more content…

“…only two days after he took office, Roosevelt closed all of the banks and set up a committee to determine the soundness of each one before allowing it to reopen” (“Franklin Delano Roosevelt”). Every bank in the country closed because Roosevelt wanted to determine how each bank financially stood, and would reopen them once Congress could support the international banking system. In doing this, he prevented a sudden failure of all banks over the entire country. Many Americans became hopeful after seeing Roosevelt’s sudden, confident decisions as president. President Roosevelt also created several organizations regarding unemployment to help give citizens work. He created the Civilian Conservation Corps to handle the unemployment problem as well as the Public Works Administration. The Civilian Conservation Corps put about 2.7 million people to work in the nation’s forests planting trees, fighting forest fires, and building dams. The Public Works Administration gave jobs of construction such as building schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, and sewage systems (Grapes 29-30). With so many people out of work from either losing their jobs or being laid off, …show more content…

A tragic event caused by another nation towards the U.S. caused President Roosevelt to decide to enter the war as a dominating power. On October 17, 1931, the USS Kearny, an American ship, was hit by German torpedoes. Eleven American sailors were killed in the attack, and on October 31, a German submarine torpedoed the U.S. destroyer Reuben James. Because of the attacks, Roosevelt declared an unlimited national emergency, urging Americans to start war then, rather than waiting for it on their own soil (Grapes 38). This eye-opening event caused F.D.R. to realize how urgent it was to get involved in the war voluntarily before the country was forced to get involved in a much tougher scenario. It was a smart decision for the President to join the war at this time, because if he did not, then the unknown circumstances of waiting may have been a fatal mistake. Also, the new industry of weapon making in preparation for the war released the United States from the burden of the Great Depression. Once he decided to join the war, “he met with the British prime minister Winston Churchill on a battleship off Newfoundland, Canada. The result was the Atlantic Charter. The close personal trust between the two men was to be the keystone of the Allied war effort.” (Cornfield). During the meeting, the men formed the Atlantic

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