At the age of forty-two, Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest president in American’s history. In September 1901, President William McKinley was murdered in Buffalo, New York by a deranged anarchist, which led Vice President Roosevelt to take the oath of office. Bringing new excitement and power to the office, Theodore Roosevelt led Congress and the public towards strong foreign policy and progressive reforms. Roosevelt felt like he would take any action, as president, possible as long as it was not forbidden by the laws of the Constitution. “Roosevelt believed the president should lead, boldly” (page 592).
Roosevelt 's speech stated "In such a spirit...we face our common difficulties." Roosevelt declares war on the Depression. The greatest primary task was to put people to work...It can be accomplished("Roosevelt"). Although he used strong words to wage the war, he also had actions to back his words up. In 1932 when he was elected...he promised the American people a New
He served 12 consecutive years as “the president who made America into a superpower”. FDR was born in 1882 at Hyde Park, NY; now a historic site, later attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School. Franklin admired his cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt that gave him the inspiration to enter politics as a democratic figure and won the New York senate election of 1910. Around a decade later, in 1928 Roosevelt then became Governor of New York and assistant secretary of the Navy. When he was elected in office FDR faced the Great Depression, World War II and, America greatest foreign crisis.
When Wilson was running for president the Democratic Party split over the issue of reform in 1912. People who wanted a more active government started the progressive party. The Progressive party choose Theodore Roosevelt for their candidate . And the Democrats choose Wilson. Woodrow Wilson won the election.
March 4, 1993 marks the beginning of recovery for a suffering country when Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated and takes office. Franklin Roosevelt promised to help this nation eliminating the problems that we had. Before he could begin to fix our problems he needed help so he created a group of advisers, many of which were college professors, to help him. His first idea was to fix the stock market. Roosevelt created the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate the stock market.
However, this is not how Franklin D. Roosevelt pictured it, FDR thought that something must be done for the people and for the nation. With his strong campaigning, he was elected President in 1932. He introduced the “New Deal”
In 1964 economy was a prevailing matter. On October seventeenth in Los Angeles former actor, Ronald Reagan, addressed the American people with his speech, A Time for Choosing. He represented Arizona senator and Republican presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater. Reagan was previously a democrat but had since shifted to a Republican. In his speech he emphasized his certainty in the importance of a less intrusive government.
In an article by The Huffington Post, Obama is seen to be borrowing Roosevelt’s tactics. Using the ‘bully pulpit,’ Obama has brought attention to certain issues our country has faced. In 2013, Obama said, “I’m challenging CEOs from some of America’s best companies to hire more Americans who’ve got what it takes to fill that job opening but have been laid off so long no one will give their resume an honest look.” Obama used his position as President to help those in need within our own country, which is impressive when most of a President’s power is related to international affairs. In this call to action, pressure is placed upon companies to give people additional chances to prove themselves, and people are challenged to get up and make a difference in their lives. Encouraging the American people is a vital responsibility of the President because without the people, there can be no
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, written by Doris Kearns Goodwin, is a book describing in detail the early political career of sixteenth United States President Abraham Lincoln, as well as those of his rival candidates for the Presidential Election of 1860. It provides information regarding each individual 's personal views on controversial issues of the nation at that time, and additionally what various credentials each brought to his presidential campaign. (RUNNING AGAINST) popular and experienced opponents Edward Bates, William Henry Seward, and Salmon Chase, Abraham Lincoln had been considered the "underdog" candidate. However, it was Abraham Lincoln who was ultimately chosen to represent the Republican Party as
Thomas Jefferson ran for the presidential election in 1800 and was finally elected in 1801 to become the third United States President. Before this win, he ran in the prior election, lost to John Adams, and then became vice president because of his second place finish. Among those accomplishments he also was a Founding Father, a champion of democracy, and he wrote most of the Declaration of Independence. His win was the first Republican victory after the first twelve years of Federalist presidencies. Brinkley (2012) wrote they envisioned a society of sturdy, independent farmers, happily free from the workshops, industrial towns and city mobs of Europe.