Franklin D. Roosevelt 's President Of The United States

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was the thirty-second president of the United States. He was also the first and last president to serve four terms. Next, to Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, FDR’s presidency was one of the most challenging presidencies in the history of the United States. Throughout his presidency, he faced extremely hard tasks and while facing them he had promised the people prompt, vigorous action, and he was assertive with his Inaugural Address. In 1929, the longest economic downturn in American history hit, known as the Great Depression. In 1933, when the economy was at its bleakest, FDR took office and during his Inaugural Address, promised the American people that he would take swift action in trying to fix the depression with…show more content…
On December 8th, 1941, the day after the bombing of U.S. Naval base Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt met in front of a joint session of Congress, which declared war on Japan (History.com Staff, 2009). Roosevelt met frequently with Great Britain 's prime minister, Winston Churchill and tried to create good relations with the Soviet Union’s leader, Joseph Stalin. In 1944, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin all met at the Yalta Conference where Stalin committed to joining the war against Japan after Germany’s Impending surrender. Great Britain, The United States, and The Soviet Union became known as the “Big Three” which then became the foundations for the United Nations, which was a post-war international peace organization. The start of Roosevelt’s Administration was also the darkest time in the Great Depression. The stock market had plunged 85% from it’s high in 1929 (Cohen, 2009). As a result of this, Roosevelt wanted to get to work immediately. He and his cabinet were able to pass 15 major bills through congress within the first 100 days of his presidency. A "presidential barrage of ideas and programs," historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. observed, "unlike anything known to American history." This rapid lawmaking will be known as “The First 100 Days”. Roosevelt enacted the New Deal which was a series of programs in order to help the United States
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