Franklin D. Roosevelt As A Hero

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Throughout history, there have been many heroes affecting America through their great historical examples. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president, was born in “Hyde Park, New York on January 30, 1882,” (FDR Presidential paragraph 1). He had six children with his wife Eleanor Roosevelt, who was previously a distant cousin, however sadly one child was not able to survive right after being born. Franklin loved his family and took major pride in them, he also took his education very seriously, and eventually graduated from Harvard with a bachelors’ degree in History. To further his education, he then studied law and practiced in a law firm in New York. He then was elected to be the state senate of New York. After serving his term, he then went …show more content…
And this is how FDR was when he stepped into office, he didn’t have a plan on how to heroically save America, he came in with a few vague ideas and plans, and threw it at the wall and hoped it was going to stick. This was known as the New Deal, his New Deal plan was full of many bills and acts that were going to help America in her time of struggle and refuge. In his speech of acceptance, FDR said “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people,” (Newman 503). This was FDR devoting himself into his New Deal and hoping to better America as a heroic figure. Sadly, heroes all have their flaws and FDR’s first New Deal had many flaws withheld in it; but like a true hero FDR did not give up and developed the Second New Deal. Franklin D. Roosevelt had three R’s he was following to better America, “relief for people out of work, recovery for business and the economy as a whole, and reform of American economic institutions,” (Newman 503). The reason why his first New Deal did not succeed was because he was not focusing on the bigger picture, or the three R’s combined, he was solely focused on one R, which was recovery. His first New Deal only started to fixed a fraction of America’s economic troubles, and pull us out of the Great Depression, so when he developed his second New Deal, he focused it on the other two R’s, relief and …show more content…
Coming into the office Franklin had his mind set on saving America and rebuilding it for the better, and many people perceive this as being a hero president saving the Nation from any further economic disasters. Within a short one hundred days in office, FDR was on his way to reforming America. He realized that a lot of the economic issues were coming from the banking systems and how they were affecting the welfare of society. By passing “15 major bills through Congress. The bills would reshape every aspect of the economy, from banking and industry to agriculture and social welfare,” (Digital History paragraph 4). This just scratching the surface of the beginning in changing America, he decided it would be best for a national bank holiday, which was four days long of banks being shut down to get all of their accounts and financial information in line, and then FDR would view on how every bank was doing and determine if it was prosperous enough to remain open, or if it needed to be shut down. The Emergency Bank Relief Act, is what was responsible for allowing this to happen and it “radically reshaped the nation 's banking system,” (Digital History paragraph 5). Along with the Emergency Bank Relief Act, there was another act put in place known as the Home Owners Loan Act, which “provided more than 1 million loans

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