Franklin D Roosevelt Courage

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“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” With this simple statement , Franklin D. Roosevelt provides the key to understanding the true meaning of his presidency; that nothing was more important to his leadership than the confidence he had in the American people and in himself. He was able to transmit the strength he had internally to all of the people around him . Franklin D. Roosevelt showed political courage through inspiring people with determination, hard work, and a vision for the future. Franklin faced many challenges throughout his 12 years in office. In this time he had 2 major victoires, winning over economic depression, then over fascism with the Axis Alliances’ forces during world war 2. He guided America through the hardest times of the 20th century. When elected as President in 1933 he wasted no time trying to fix the economy; he issued into the government the “New Deal Acts”, which as he states was an attempt to life the “dark realities of the …show more content…
He led America out of the greatest economic depression it ever faced and led them through the challenges of war all while he was paralyzed from the waist down. He showed courage and perseverance by overcoming all obstacles and remain a strong symbol of American hope by not allowing anything to hold him back not even his ability of not being able to walk. Roosevelt mobilized the economy kept government programs going, and in the process preserved the system of democracy at a time when so many other countries in similar despair were turning to fascism or communism. He left an ever living symbol of inspiration for the young people of America to grow into a prosperous future, stating “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the

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