Franklin D Roosevelt's Influence On Government

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“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”(Roosevelt). In office, Franklin Roosevelt was determined to achieve what people thought to be impossible, but with the abilities to accomplish such incredible goals, he felt undefeated. Franklin Roosevelt was born into a wealthy and privileged family in Hyde Park, New York, on January 30th, 1882; the only child to his mother Sarah Delano and father James Roosevelt. Roosevelt was tutored till the age of fourteen, and shortly after sent to Groton Boarding School. Roosevelt never fit in with the other boys at Groton, but excelled at debate team and academics. Later, Roosevelt worked on his Cousin Theodore Roosevelt's campaign for vice presidency in 1900; sparking his…show more content…
Before Roosevelt's presidency, the government was strictly limited in its governing. While Roosevelt was president; he altered the meaning of government. It is demonstrated in FDR Biography, that "his social programs during the Great Depression redefined the role of government in American's lives". Roosevelt’s definition of government implied that the government would provide opportunities for people and help. The government needed to step in, maintain the economy, and prevent it from crashing. One of Roosevelt’s major adjustments in the government was his proposal of the Judicial Reform Bill. The Judicial Reform Bill was portrayed, "popularly known as the court packing plan, a product of Franklin D. Roosevelt frustration with the U.S Supreme Court"(Stuckey). Roosevelt's intention of the court packing plan was to change the Supreme Court's opinions. He wanted to increase the number Supreme Court Justices. The more Justices appointed in the Supreme Court; the more views were taken into consideration. The depression was taking its toll on people’s morals. Roosevelt, to raise the spirits of America, was, "taking the entire nation into his confidence and making them believe we were all in this together and by working together no problem was too big to be solved"(Schraff, 53). Roosevelt's use of people's self-assurance gave America the sense of unity. Every person was suffering the same problem with the hopes that life would presumably turn out better. The transformation of America’s government was the result of its competence in guiding Americans through difficult

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