Was Fdr Effective

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FDR was the best President of the United States because he restored the faith in the American people after a tragic time. When the Great Depression hit, many Americans no longer had trust in the banks and the government. However, with Roosevelt's Fireside Chats it had restored faith the American People’s trust in general. According to “How FDR’s Radio Voice Solved a Banking Crisis,” states, “These speeches, and his frank, down-to-earth manner, may have been the most effective tactic used to soothe the panicked public since the beginning of the Great Depression.” In addition to the Fireside Chats, FDR and his New Deal. His New Deal programs provided economic relief to thousands of Americans. Two New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration …show more content…

The FDIC protects the American people from any money losses because of the bank’s failures. FDR established the Social Security to provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children. According to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, it states, “Social Security remains one of the nation’s most successful, effective, and popular programs.” During Roosevelt's presidency he also advocated for worker reforms. Worker reforms such as better working conditions, better wages, and better working hours. This was shown when the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was passed. This act consisted of a forty hour work week, established a national minimum wage, guaranteed the hourly rate for overtime, and prohibited child labor. During his time, this was considered revolutionary since finally something was done and was achieved for the workers. In addition, Roosevelt introduced the Housing Act of 1937 into legislation, which provided money to public housing agencies in order to improve living conditions for low income families. This is another example of Roosevelt's actions towards relief for the American

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