How Franklin D Roosevelt Changed America During The 1930's

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The United States, during the 1930’s, was a time of confusion and loss as the country fought through the struggle of the Great Depression. Fortunately, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the U.S. president at the time, stepped in not only to provide relief but also a reason to hope to solve the problem of the Great Depression, as the plan for The New Deal emerged. Franklin D. Roosevelt also kept America a war free zone during WWII, with his smart decision making. Lastly, certain wonder drugs became available such as the polio vaccine, to provide relief to any part of the human body, which actually saved Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Life.
The Great Depression was a sorrowful time for the Americans during the 1930’s.“The Great Depression caused the most widespread
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Herbert Hoover, the president at the time, thought that the great depression was just temporary, but it was not. People all across the country gasping for help, and still nothing could happen due to the shortage of money in the time period. Many banks closed, even 28 out of 50 states in the United States did not have a single bank open in the whole state. To make matters worse rain was not coming in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado, so a big dust storm, also known as the Dust Bowl, swept through the area. Wiping out homes, crops, and people's lives. That is when someone named Franklin D. Roosevelt stepped in, to bring relief, recovery, and reform to the nation. He created the New Deal, setting up work and using corporations, to solve as many problems as he could. With the shortage of money, he had to make it work. “In 1935, Congress passed the Social Security Act, which for the first time provided Americans with unemployment, disability and pensions for old age.” ( This also brought relief to the seniors of America during the Great Depression, and the social security act is still in use today. The United States definitely