Essay about President Franklin Roosevelt And The Great Depression

1647 Words Oct 9th, 2014 7 Pages
The world has known many great leaders, however, in my opinion President Franklin Roosevelt has made the biggest impact on our economy and government in this century. Roosevelt began a new era in American history by ending the Great Depression and helping the Second World War come to an end. Without Roosevelt who knows where this country could have gone?
In 1929, the U.S. suffered from a stock market crash. This crash set off a train reaction that plunged the U.S. into what is known as the Great Depression. Herbert Hoover was the president at the time of the crash and the beginnings of the Great Depression. All of Hoover’s efforts to help restore and turn around the economic down turn had no effects as the unemployment rates continued to rise. The democrats nominate Franklin D. Roosevelt as the presidency candidate against Hoover in the 1932 presidency election. Roosevelt won against Hoover in part due to his platform called The New Deal and his readiness to use the federal government’s authority for bold experimental remedies. Roosevelt’s aggressive response to the Great Depression was an act to help remedy some of the unemployment problems while changing the role of the government. Roosevelt took office on March 4, 1933. He showed the nation he was on their side to help fight their desperate situation. The first 100 days of Roosevelt’s presidency was a whirlwind; nearly 40% of Americans were unemployed in 1933. During Roosevelt’s first 100 days, he and a strong…

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