FDR REPORT CARD
Compassion| A|I gave FDR this grade because he was always compassionate with the people. Though he favored frugality, he believed that money, rather that humanity, was expandable. He was always concerned on helping the “forgotten” man.
Fearlessness|A|I gave FDR this grade because he was never afraid. To be a president you must be fearless and not be put down by any of his oppressors. In FDRs inauguration speech he said, “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” prime example of FDR not letting fear get in the way was his reelection of 1936.
Hard Worker |A|FDR wanted reform right away and did so much in his first 100 days, that’s why I gave him an A for being hardworking. He appealed, “I pledge you, I pledge myself to a new deal for the American people.” And that appeal is what he did; he went to work right after his inauguration in March 4th and closed the banks only 2 days later. He cared about the three R’s and made sure it the three R’s were carried out so that the U.S could return to normalcy.
Integrity|B|I only gave FDR a B for integrity because I believe that he did have integrity in the fact that he made sure the acts he wanted past, got passed. But FDR took his integrity too far. He had already had control of 2 of the 3 social branches, executive and legislative. He had congress so wrapped around his finger that one man complained if he asked congress, “ to commit suicide tomorrow, they would do it.” But FDR wanted more control; he wanted to have majority power in the judicial branch as well. Roosevelt attempted to break down the delicate checks and balances among the three branches of government. When he wanted to gain more control of the judicial branch he was accused of grooming himself as a dictator. |
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