(Quote) “ It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another, but above all, try something” (FDR). (Background) This was explained by FDR when he was president of the United States. (Explanation) FDR wanted Americans to try new things because of the new public works programs and even if they failed to admit it, they would just try something new again. (Relationship) Critics stated that FDR and his administration methods were not effective, however, (Thesis Statement) the response of FDR and his administration to the problems of the great depression were effective, because they created the new deal programs, revived enterprise, and they created better conditions in the workplace.
First of all, FDR’s speech contains details on freedom that can give evidence towards what his views for the country and its people were. Roosevelt believed that freedom must be defended, for he supports those who struggle to keep those rights. FDR explained, “Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those
In his Inaugural Address, Roosevelt recognized America becoming a highly capable nation. As its influence spread, Roosevelt declared that America must become the force that establishes peace around the world. He states in his speech that the him and the American people have duties to ourselves and other people which are both of utmost importance. Because of this, Roosevelt wanted to make it known that a nation’s sense of justice and hospitality truly matter and are
By proposing the four fundamentals of freedom Roosevelt captured the audience with his speech. During this time of his speech he mentioned the
During this time, “…FDR promised ‘a new deal for the American people’” (Polenberg, 8). FDR quickly realized that in order to win over the citizens of the United States and to fix the crisis they were in, he had to address the two main things that he saw every American wanted during this economical depression. Polenberg informs his readers that FDR saw that the two things every American wanted was “…Work; work with all the moral and spiritual values that go with work. And with work, a reasonable measure of security—security for themselves and for their wives and children” (p.8). Knowing that these were the two main aspects (at the time) that FDR had to place the majority of his attention on, he went to work immediately as “He feared that a resolution was likely if he failed, as Hoover had, to solve the nation’s problems” therefore he begun formation of the first New Deal reforms (Polenberg, 8). These reforms were “…designed not so much to promote reform as to proceed recovery,” (Polenberg, 9) therefore indicating that “…the Roosevelt administration intended to move the country in a dramatically new direction” (Polenberg, 9). Some of the programs that the New Deal initiated were: the NIRA (National Industrial Recovery Act), the NRA (the National Recovery Administration), the AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Act), the WPA (Works Progress Administration), the CWA (Civil Works Administration), and the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) just to name a few (Polenberg, 9-13). Each reform act was aimed at recovering a different but specific area of society. For example, the TVA worked to “…provide cheap electrical power… and… help prevent soil erosion and control floods” (Polenberg, 13) while the AAA “…served as the foundation of New Deal farm policy… balancing agricultural production and consumption so as to avoid surpluses and ensure that
“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” These words spoken by FDR was about the Great Depression. The Great Depression was from 1929 to 1939. This was a period of time in America’s history where it suffered great economic hardships. By 1932, one-quarter of the American workforce was unemployed. Shortly after 1932, when President Roosevelt took office, he introduced to Congress the New Deal. (“New Deal” 3). The New Deal created in 1933, was a group of programs designed to eliminate the worst effects of the Great Depression. (“The New Deal” 7). Some of these programs included the Emergency Banking Act, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). (“New Deal” 3)
5. FDR’s first goal in fighting the Great Depression was to get people working again.
ased on the text of the speech, what is the main purpose of President Roosevelt' speech?
21.2). How did the goals and reform agenda of the Progressive Era manifest themselves during the presidential administrations of Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson?
A president who pledged to put the nation back together was what America yearned for. FDR appealed to the
The structure of American society was slowly crumbling as a result of the Great Depression and Roosevelt enacted a series of reforms to help and fight off the decaying state of the United States. Roosevelt informed that nation that " the country was dying by inches” (Document B). New Deal was not just economic
The roaring 1920’s appeared as if the prosperity that it had brought would continue throughout the years, however on October 1929, known as black tuesday that all changed, when the stock market crashed. The current president, president Hoover was suppose to heal America back up to the powerful nation it had become, however, he believed that the government should have a limited role and did not provide the necessary measures to end the Depression. On March 4th 1933 when Franklin D. Roosevelt took the seat as the President of the United States and his first hundred days Congress, at his request passed a large number of laws to deal with the Great Depression. Although Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration was not successful on ending the Great
B. Read Washington’s Farewell Address”? Identify the major points (advice) that he made in it? Has the nation taken his
Historians and scholars have often debated the success and failures of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency since 1945. A number of scholars argue that he created jobs, boosted the economy, and helped America get back onto the road of becoming a great nation. On the other hand, it can be argued that his plans and ideas to create jobs only lasted for the short term and his acts created long-term problems. This paper will discuss Roosevelt’s life, his reforms, and both the positive or negative outcome those actions had on America. However, it must be stated, for the struggles America was going through, and the perseverance they held to triumph over their trials, was in part due to Roosevelt’s boundless leadership as president. Franklin Delano