The Great Depression And World War II

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Inspiration was instilled to society during the four terms U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt held office. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. He was a man who symbolized change, progress, and hope and effectively restored the faith several individuals lost as a result of the depression and war. By the time Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as the 32nd president, there were 13 million unemployed Americans, and hundreds of banks were closed. Roosevelt faced the greatest crisis in American history since the Civil War. During the economic depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s biggest goal was to get people back to work, getting them fed, sheltered, and fixing the economy. During World War II Franklin Roosevelt’s aspiration was to save the world from utter collapse. He had to persuade the Americans to help Britain and France fight against dictator Hitler. He had to deal with Japan 's demands. When they attacked he put the U.S. into the war to fight off Japan and Germany. He then worked closely with France, England and Russia to defeat the Nazis. He also had an idea to join forces with the Allies to create the United Nations. Despite the conflicts worldwide, he sought to improve the state of the American nation to one all could be proud of. His social programs during the Great Depression redefined the role of government in Americans ' lives. His role during World War II established the United States ' leadership on the world…
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