Reagan Vs. Roosevelt: Who Was Better? Comparison Essay by Write Fine

Reagan Vs. Roosevelt: Who Was Better?
This paper compares and contrasts the lives and legacies of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.
# 112290 | 2,399 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2009 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Presidency)

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The paper points to the many similarities between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Ronald Reagan and shows how they both left great legacies and accomplished much while they were in office. The paper discusses the achievements of Reagan but asserts that his legacy is not as strong as Roosevelt's because Reagan did not accomplish as many sweeping changes and policies that have lived on after he left the White House. The paper contends that Reagan was a good president, but he is not in the same caliber as Roosevelt who was a great president and a great leader. The paper does point out, however, that it is difficult to determine which president accomplished more, because they essentially accomplished very different things.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Felzenberg, Alvin S. "There You Go Again:" Liberal Historians and the 'New York Times' Deny Ronald Reagan His Due." Policy Review, no. 82 (1997): 51+.
  • McKenna, Marian C. Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Constitutional War: The Court-Packing Crisis of 1937. New York: Fordham University Press, 2002.
  • Reagan, Ronald. 2008. Inaugural Address. [Online] available from the Internet at accessed 3 May 2008.
  • Siracusa, Joseph M., and David G. Coleman. Depression to Cold War: A History of America from Herbert Hoover to Ronald Reagan. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002.
  • Sloan, John W. 2007. Clashing Visions: The Reconstructive Politics of Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. [Online] available from the Internet at: accessed 3 May 2008.

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