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vAccomplishments Franklin Delano Roosevelt was faced with the Great Depression and World War II He guided America through the greatest foreign crisis and its greatest domestic crisis with the exception of the Civil War It was Roosevelts deep compassion for the troubles of Americans that connected him to the general population and allowed him to redefine the American presidency with various political administrative and constitutional powers In 1922 FDR became governor of New York When the stock market collapsed in 1929 FDR in New York implemented relief initiatives which in turn foreshadowed his future strategy in fighting the Great Depression as President of the United States He gave unemployment insurance pensions for elderly limits on work hours and lots of public works projects His popularity during this time allowed him to gain reelection for governor of New York In FDRs first hundred days he pushed a vast amount of legislation which called for a reformed banking program agricultural subsidy laws and a new plan for industrial recovery By the end of his 2nd term FDR institutionalized role of the federal government as the economic guarantor and stimulator of the American economy Elected for 4th term in 1944 In conclusion FDR was a successful president He not only did a great deal for the American economy during the Great Depression he passed large amount of legislation which helped the people of America in a lot of different ways FDR got America through World War II and because of his popularity during the time he was governor of New York and his first 3 terms as president he was elected for his 4th term unanimously vPersonality No factor was more important to his leadership than his absolute confidence in himself and the American people Eleanor Roosevelt says that her husband never complained when he learned that he had polio She says Probably the thing that took most courage in his life
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