What Was The Legacy Of Franklin D. Roosevelt?

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt who also goes by the nickname of “FDR,” impacted the United States as well as the world in major way. Franklin D. Roosevelt served as the 32nd president of the United States during an economic crisis. (“Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography”) FDR was born in 1882 in New York. His parents James and Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt were both wealthy people. Roosevelt enrolled into Harvard University in 1900 after graduating Groton. While he studied in Harvard, he became engaged to his 5th cousin during his last year. He married former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt’s niece, Eleanor Roosevelt in March 17, 1905. (“Miller Center”) President Roosevelt won the presidency in 1932 as a Democratic …show more content…
His job was to restore the American economy quickly. His presidency which lasted 12 years is the longest of any president to this date. Franklin D. Roosevelt showed leadership in American History because he led the U.S. out of the great depression and to victory in World War II while leaving the legacy of the New Deal.
While “FDR” waited for his turn as president of the United States, the U.S. economy had worsened. The economy had been the worst in the history of the United States. The great depression is what FDR had to face in his years in office. The great depression started in October of 1929 when the stock market crashed. Many investors lost all if not most of their money causing panic throughout the United States. Americans did not spend on local businesses which caused about 13 to 15 million Americans to be laid off and unemployed. He faced the challenge of this economic crisis. President Roosevelt has always been an optimistic individual, “When you get to the end of your rope. Tie a knot and hang on.”(FDR) President Roosevelt created a legislation that tried to reform the banking and financial stabilities as well as reforming American agriculture to reconstruct the American industry. FDR
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President Roosevelt is ranked #3 of best presidents up to this date to serve in the United States of America. President Roosevelt’s optimistic approach to relief, recovery, and reform helped millions of Americans out of the worst economic crisis of this country. Unfortunately President Roosevelt died before the victory of WWII on April of 12 due to a massive cerebral hemorrhage (stroke). President Roosevelt’s plan of the Social Security Act still to this day is incorporated by the Obama Administration. Even though President Roosevelt struggled with his own physical disabilities, he still managed to serve as the U.S. president for 12 years. President Roosevelt inspired many Americans at personal level. His approach to recovery is uniquely different than any other President of the United States. Without the contribution of FDR in World History who knows what would’ve happened to the world or more importantly the United States of America during this

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