Truman Vs Fdr Essay

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Funny how history works, FDR and Truman were the right Presidents at the right time. FDR introduced the greatest amount of domestic liberal economic legislation as part of his New Deal domestic program. Measures like the Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Tennessee Valley Authority employing over 8.5 million people and the cost of $10 Billion (Burran 2008). Although Hamby’s Liberalism and Its Challengers clarifies that new Deal failed to establish a variety of socialistic ideas and resolve all the problems, the credit is given for at least smoothing out some difficult times (Hamby 1992, 50). This tame depiction of becoming the model of modern economic liberalization that remains today then is followed by President…show more content…
Truman saw himself as FDR’s heir (Hamby 1992, 91). In fact, Hamby even characterizes, Truman as not only adopting FDR’s policies but also taking them more serious than FDR (Hamby 1992, 92). And, if Roosevelt’s attribute was style then Truman’s was effort. Truman lacked FDR’s charismatic appeal, but made it up with effort, intelligence and determination (Hamby 1992, 93). Which lead historian to consider Truman as one of the most effective American Presidents (Hamby 1992, 93). However, Hamby fails to include maybe the greatest achievements of both Truman and…show more content…
FDR’s accomplishment strengthening the power of the Executive Office by signing over 3,720 executive orders is absent (Peters n.d.). More importantly the executive order directly after Pearl Harbor rounding up citizens into internment camps is missing in his analyzes. Or, President’s Truman’s decision to drop two atomic bombs is not a factor in Truman’s presidential analysis. The greatest achievement of all is the strength these two Presidents brought to this office, whether one likes it or
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