Being able to provide people with faith throughout the great depression and hard times that would follow during his presidency, and uplift the country was just one of the traits that proved him to be a great leader. He brought hope to the people when he promised prompt, and vigorous action, he asserted in his Inaugural Address that, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" (The White House). The main drive of Roosevelt's administration was toward a balance of the economic interests for the American people. He believed that he should represent all the people equally. That being the farme... ... middle of paper ... ...as still a trait all leaders should have which is what made him such an admirable one.
The Roosevelt Era Franklin D. Roosevelt became the thirty-second president of the U.S. in 1933. He was one of the most skillful political leaders and it showed as he led the people out of the Great Depression. The U.S. was in a state of depression when Roosevelt took office, but through his New Deal program, the federal government became much more involved socially and economically in peoples' lives in contrast to its traditionally passive role. The government's responsibilities in peoples' lives changed and individuals' responsibilities changed too. The role of the government in peoples' lives expanded greatly during the New Deal era.
According to the historian Roger Smalley, Hoover's election campaign was based on his criticism of other parties. Hoover dwelled on the argument that things would get worse under the democrats rather than introducing innovative new policies that would tackle the poverty and unemployment in the USA. Another factor of Hoover's loss of the election was that he was not a 'man of the people'. Whilst Roosevelt would smile and strive to meet people and shake their hands; generally creating a sociable atmosphere, Hoover would, quite ironically, take up his 'laissez faire' policy on Americans, basically leaving them alone and not interacting with them. For example, in source 1, Roosevelt can be seen meeting two lowly farmers ijn Georgia, 1932, whilst in source 2, Hoover looks glum and stiff.
The crash of the stock market left people without money, jobs, homes, food, and hope. The previous president, Herbert Hoover, made quite a mess out of the Depression. Hoover simply ignored the fact that the country was in depression because he did not know how to deal with it. Hoover left FDR with a big task of cleaning up the mess he left of America. FDR took the bull by the horns; he came up with many new policies through his plan called the “New Deal”, a series of economic and social reforms (Time).
The speeches he gave were over the radio and called Fireside Chats. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the most significant American person of the Twentieth Century. One reason why Franklin D. Roosevelt was the most significant person of the 20th century was because of the way he was viewed at by the public. Roosevelt was the only president to be elected more than two times, four times in total. Being elected that many times showed that people liked him.
Factional parties, such as the Bull Moose Party have also influenced the major parties to change their views. The Bull Moose Party called for more attention to not only business regulations but also party reform. Theodore Roosevelt was nominated for President and the Republican Party was forced to make a strong reform in their usual policy. These various examples, throughout the years, prove how strong the minor parties were in impacting the presidential elections through other part... ... middle of paper ... ...ile Lincoln received about 1.85 million of the popular vote. This shows how a split only causes losses while sticking together allows for victory according to statistics.
He joined a New York law firm, and in 1910 he entered politics. He was elected Senator of New York as a Democrat and was reelected in 1912. He supported Woodrow Wilson’s campaign and after he was elected president, Wilson appointed Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. His popularity and success flourished in that role, which helped his nomination for vice president in 1920. Unfortunately for Roosevelt, Wilson’s hope for participating in the League of Nations was not as popular an idea for the citizens of the United States; Wilson and Roosevelt lost that election and took a step back in politics (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum).
“A whole generation of Americans had grown up knowing no other president. He was a presence in their living rooms, he had called them my friends, and he had been at the helm of the two worst crisis of the century.” (“FDR”) The people loved his optimism and his sympathy with the less fortunate. (Perkins, 7) He was the people’s champion and they elected him to office four consecutive times. (Schlesinger, Time) President Roosevelt rescued America during the hardship that was the great depression. His decision to enter World War II played a substantial role in defeating fascism.
Not only did a plurality of Americans nationwide vote for Mr. Bush's opponent, but the Bush victory was due to a flawed ballot system. And since the election, Mr. Bush is not to be confused with a confident, comfortable, secure man ready to lead the country"(Hunt). The future victor of the two thousand presidential election will not win this election by a large majority, therefore indicating that the people are ambivalent about who will be a better leader for the nation. Bush will face challenges that will test this divided country. With the two parties so polarized, it is going to be difficult for Bush to pass any bills without making compromises with the Democrats.
Still, Roosevelt's historical reputation is deservedly high. In attacking the Great Depression he did much to develop a partial welfare state in the United States and to make the federal government an agent of social and economic reform. His administration indirectly encouraged the rise of organized labor and greatly invigorated the Democratic party. His foreign policies, while occasionally devious, were shrewd enough to sustain domestic unity and the allied coalition in World War II. Roosevelt was a president of stature.