Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States and brought the Democratic Party back into power after over 20 years in the wilderness. He inherited a dire economic situation from his Republican predecessor and responded by implementing the New Deal, a wide-ranging series of measures designed to stimulate economic recovery and create jobs. He also took the crucial decision to bring the USA into the Second World War, and worked closely with his fellow Allied leaders to manage international relations after the conflict. In just 50 minutes, you will find out about Roosevelt’s main policy decisions during his four terms as president and his role on both the national and international stage during the war.
This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of the key moments in Roosevelt’s political career, including the measures he introduced to lift his country out of the Great Depression, his swift response to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and his role in the creation of the United Nations. It also features a full biography, a valuable introduction to the political, social and economic context and an evaluation of the impact of Roosevelt’s presidency, giving you all the essential information about America’s longest-serving president.
About Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on 30 January 1882 to an affluent upper-class family in the state of New York. After a promising early political career, during which he attracted the attention of the then-president Woodrow Wilson, he was stricken by illness in 1921 and left partially paralyzed. After a successful stint as governor of the state of New York, he was first elected as president in 1932 and went on to be re-elected for a record-breaking four terms. He died in 1945, shortly before the inaugural session of the United Nations and a few months before the end of the Second World War.
This clear and accessible 108-page book is structured as follows:
- Introduction to Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt
- A privileged upbringing
- Early political career
- The 32nd president of the United States
- Political, social and economic context
- American politics
- The Roaring Twenties
- The Great Depression
- Rising tensions and the Second World War
- Governorship of New York
- Impact of Roosevelt’s presidency
- The creation of the UN
- The start of the Cold War and the USA’s interventionist policy
- A thriving economic and social climate
- The beginning of a golden age for the Democrats and the strengthening of the presidency