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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Transcript of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
some of these laws dealt with
- relief to farmers
- social security
- jobs for the unemployed Chief Executive - President of the United States: the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
- sees that laws of Congress are carried out Chief Legislator - Architect of public policy and the one who sets the agenda for Congress
- Urges Congress to pass new laws or veto bills The president represents the nation and performs many ceremonial roles
symbol of the nation WordNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn>.
Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2010. <http://wordnet.princeton.edu>
"Seven Roles for One President." Scholastic. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2013. <http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/seven-roles-one-president>.
"Franklin D. Roosevelt for a Declaration of War." The History Place. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2013. <http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/fdr-infamy.htm>. Examples Economic Planner Examples Party Leader Examples Chief Diplomat Examples Commander in Chief Examples - A head of state or officer in supreme command of a nation's armed forces
- decides where troops are stationed
- decides how weapons are used
- power to wage war without Legislative approval in times of crisis - The president expresses concerns with unemployment, high prices, taxes, business profits, and the prosperity of the country. Helps the economy run smoothly. - helps party members get elected or appointed to office
- helps campaign for members who support his policies
- Helps plan future election strategies
- may give speeches to help party members who are running for office - decides what ambassadors or diplomats will say foreign governments
- makes foreign policies - proposed the First New Deal of 1933-1934
- proposed the Second New Deal of 1933-1936
- these deals were proposed to help the nation during the Great Depression
- these deals promoted jobs and established social security
- shut down the banks since they were in debt but were reopened
- stimulated jobs that helped build the national parks, roads, bridges, and airports - created jobs such as
- Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- The Public Works Administration (PWA) Hughes/Anonymous, Patrick. "FDR as National Leader." Austin Community College. N.p., 1999. Web. 16 Jan. 2013. <http://www.austincc.edu/lpatrick/his2341/fdr.html>. - created the social security program
- administered relief to farmers and the unemployed
- created the NIRA- The National Industrial Recovery Act and the NRA- The National Recovery Administration (both of these addressed unemployment) - Asked Congress to declare war on Japan on December 8th, 1941
- Reasoning: Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor - Gave Great Britain 50 destroyers for 99 years of access to military bases from the North to south Atlantic
- Met with Prime Minister Winston Churchill many times throughout WWII Works Cited
"Presidential Roles." The Regents Of The University Of California, 2004. Web. 17 Jan. 2013. <http://uccpbank.k12hsn.org/courses/AmericanGovernment/course%20files/multimedia/lesson20/l20_t01.htm>.
"The New Deal. Surviving the Dust Bowl." PBS/ American Experience. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/dustbowl-new-deal/>.
"An American President: a Reference Resource." The Miller Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2013. <http://millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt/essays/biography/3>. During the Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover was very unpopular with the people. The people wanted change and Franklin Roosevelt promised what they wanted. In his campaign he promised a new deal that would help the people. To show FDR that the people supported him, they also voted in more democrats to both houses of Congress. -took part in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree that signifies the Pageant of Peace Image Citations