Franklin Delano Roosevelt Challenges

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, one of the greatest figures in American history and may have also been one of the world's greatest leaders. He was the 32nd President and the only President of the United States to serve more than two terms in office. He was president from 1934-1945, he lead us through many challenges including the Great Depression. Despite the many challenges Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced, he was a remarkable leader with the ability to connect with many people, have the ability to stay calm and have a great deal of self-confidence. There were a number of times where Franklin Delano Roosevelt impacted and changed the course of history. One of the many challenges that many of us are familiar with is the Great Depression. The Great…show more content…
In the summer of 1937, Japan launched a full-scale invasion of central China. At first the Western democracies did nothing as it states in the following sentences. "And yet the Western democracies – Britain, France, and the United States – stood by and did nothing at first. Weakened by the worldwide depression … were too preoccupied with their own problems to take a stand against aggressions" (Freedman, 128). As the war started to become bigger the United States and many of its citizens believed that if the war was overseas we should stay away. In the book, it states "Isolationists insisted that if war started overseas, the United States should remain neutral" (Freedman, 128). Winston Churchill wanted fifty to sixty American destroyers to protect British Supply lines. At one point, Britain was so close to bankruptcy. She had no cash to pay for shipping and supplies so FDR came up with a "brilliant flashes" as Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau stated. He said why not lend or lease her guns and ships and pay till the war was over. Many however were still against this Land-Lease Act but then in March 1941, Land- Lease was approved. By creating this act, Franklin Delano Roosevelt involved America in world politics forever. But then on December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise

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