Honors Government and Law Period 4
Thursday, November 19, 2009
President Franklin D. Roosevelt – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Many people are led to believe that good, bad, and ugly are purely objective, and that is where they go wrong, while good and bad may or may not be subject to personal judgment, weather someone is ugly or not is a fact. And this man was by no means ugly, Standing at 6 feet 2 inches tall with brown hair and gray-blue eyes this was a man to reckon with. But dashing good looks aside Franklin Delano Roosevelt was truly a man to reckon with. Roosevelt began his political career as any respectable politician should, by gathering experience in offices both close to the people and in the inner workings of the government itself. Roosevelt worked as both the assistant secretary of the navy, appointed by president Woodrow Wilson, from 1913 to 1920 and he was also the Governor of New York from 1928 to 1932. By having such a broad range of experience, with an equally impressive amount of time backing him, Roosevelt had wonderful credentials for running for office. Franklin D. Roosevelt is probably best known for how he took head-on one of the largest crises in American history since the Civil War, the Great Depression. Roosevelt was getting himself into some tough work, but he had a good head on his shoulders, he had worked in his own way to help bring relief to his own people while he was Governor of New York. He did what many presidents are fearful of doing, what our government is meant to do when needed, to directly lend its power and help to the people. Roosevelt realized the need for direct, swift, and effective relief for the people of the United States. He accomplished this through his “New Deal” Program which was an implementation of various agencies and programs aimed at getting America back on its feet. “During his first “100 Days” Roosevelt worked with a special session of Congress to pass recovery...
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