"The Man, The Myth, The Era 1882-1945"
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The paper provides a review of this book which consists of various essays on Franklin D. Roosevelt. The paper discusses the historical background of Roosevelt's presidency and offers a summary of the book's contents. The paper asserts that in many respects, Roosevelt was the most important President of the century, since his leadership molded the emergence of the United States into a superpower.
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From the Paper:"Franklin Roosevelt was the longest-serving U.S. President (1933-1945). Aside from leading the U.S. into World War Two, Roosevelt is primarily to be remembered for capitalism's recovery. Indeed, President Roosevelt directed the U.S. recovery from the depression, a recovery which began with the approach of World War II and the beginnings of rearmament. The war and the subsequent continuing federal expenditure provided a firm undertone for expansion to continue. The outcome was an industrial economy that became the greatest in the world. The U.S. stimulated its system even more by learning how government intervention can be a friend, rather than a foe, of capitalism. Roosevelt oversaw this great development in American politics.
"Without doubt, the dominant feature of post-World War II American society was its remarkable prosperity. The American economy soared to record heights. This would not have been able to occur without Roosevelt's New Deal, which used government to combat the depression. The "New Deal" began with the "Hundred Days", during which nearly all the initial New Deal legislation was passed. The second phase of the New Deal brought the Wagner Act of 1935, the massive relief program of the Works Project Administration, a tax reform bill, a social security act and a youth administration."
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"The Man, The Myth, The Era 1882-1945" (2003, October 26) Retrieved May 25, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-man-the-myth-the-era-1882-1945-36965/
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