FDR And The Great Depression

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FDR left office, leaving the country in a better position than when he started. The economy improved and many people had jobs. “His social programs during the Great Depression redefined the role of government in Americans’ lives. His role during World War II established the United States’ leadership on the world stage. His 12 years in the White House set a precedent for the expansion of presidential power and redefined liberalism for generations to come” (“Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography”). FDR greatly changed the responsibilities and power as president. “By implementing a variety of innovative policies, FDR was able to pull the United States away from the brink of economic, social, and perhaps even political, disaster-and lay the foundation …show more content…
These plans and reforms were a contagion that caused citizens to be joyful about one thing, but complain about another. FDR expound a more combative series of plans and reforms that helped stabilize the economy and create jobs for the people. Despite all of this, the depression consistently dragged on and eventually the reforms caused workers to go on strike for their rights. Even though the New Deal did help the economy and lives of millions, the beginning of World War II ultimately extinguished the depression because of serious industry growth. Some programs that Roosevelt created are still intact today (History.com Staff “New Deal”). Although World War II ended the Great Depression, FDR improved the economy and lives of millions of Americans through his reforms and plans found in the New Deal.
Herbert Hoover and FDR both took on the challenge of leading the nation out of
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One of FDR’s famous quotes is,” Only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” (“Only Thing We..”). This statement is significant because he used this statement in his inaugural address and he stated this because he revealed little to nothing about his future plans if he was elected. This hints that people should not fear what his actions are going to be as president because most people experience fear when they do not know or expect something to happen. Another compelling statement was,” We must be the great arsenal of democracy. For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war” (Cooper). FDR made this significant remark because he believed that our nation needs to support our Allies, especially Great Britain, to keep the U.S. out of war. Eventually, the U.S. entered the war approximately a year later because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor (“Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography”). Desperate times caused for desperate remarks.
Herbert Hoover and FDR were both great leaders of our nation. Even though they had their differences, they both had a significance in leading this country. When something bad happens, we often blame the person at the scene, even if it was not their wrongdoing. In this case, Herbert was “the person at

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