Franklin D Roosevelt Informative Essay

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I believe Franklin D. Roosevelt was the greatest American who ever lived. He was one of the most influential presidents to date and accomplished many things that affect American lives in the present day. He was the only president in history to be elected for four consecutive terms. He served three terms fully, dying months after being elected a fourth time. He led this country out of the Great Depression, which was no simple task. He also established social security and not only made the decision for America to join WWII after the attack on Pearl Harbor, but stayed in office throughout it’s entirety with the exception of the last four weeks, due to his passing. He faced not one, but two great crises and dealt with them in a way that few, if any, would be able to. When Roosevelt took office, the country was at its worst. Unemployment rates were at an all time high and people were struggling to pay their rent and feed their families. For many, hope was all but lost. FDR combated these challenges with direct cash…show more content…
It was the spark that threw America into WWII. The president’s address to the the nation post-attack was one of the most famous speeches given to this day. He was successful in rallying the American public against the Japanese and confirmed his support of joining the allies with the following quote: “I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.” The following day, America was officially entered in the war. Joining WWII was beneficial in many ways. America joining the allied powers was enough to ultimately conquer the central powers, defeating Hitler and the Nazis. The end of the war brought with it the end of the Great Depression. The economy soared and America became a superpower, richer and more powerful than it had ever been

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