Analysis Of Hueey P Long

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Huey P. Long – As Illustrated by Ken Burns Huey P. Long was one of the country’s most illustrious figures not only in Louisiana history but also in American politics. He was a man who was hated by some and beloved by many. He was the consummate salesman – he saw a need and he filled it. A man of superior intelligence, he remained a man of the people. Huey lived his life on the run, filling it up with ideas and projects, programs and people. He seemed to know his time was limited and he wanted to use it to do the most good for the most people. Long hated the users and abusers of society and had a great love for the downtrodden classes. He was willing to push the limits of decency and decorum (morality) to help the poor and disadvantaged …show more content…
When he saw dirt roads in his town, Long decided that he would get them paved, someday. He noticed his hometown was “too country,” and made a decision to be the one to bring it into the twentieth century. He found the whole state to be in the same deplorable condition. Long realized early on that if any changes were to come about, someone had to stand up and do it. That someone would be him. He made a plan, first he would get elected to a small elected office, then governor, senator and the president of the United States. He expressed his desires to his future wife so that she would know his life’s plan. His family would always take a back seat to his ambitions ever …show more content…
Whether out of rudeness or an attempt at control, the result was a statement of who held the power at the table. Huey Long was fond of double-breasted suits, white linen, bright shirts and loud ties. He wore diamonds and spats and drove a fine car. He reminded people of an over-grown small boy all dressed up. Even in his fine clothes he would take off his shoes and show them the holes in his socks. Often, he was dresses like the people who came to see him showing he was just like them. People saw a man who professed to come from nothing, who was still one of them, and who had become enormously successful. It gave them hope that they could also get ahead, as he

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