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  • Taft
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    Distinguished jurist, effective administrator, but poor politician, William Howard Taft spent four uncomfortable years in the White House. Large, jovial, conscientious, he was caught in the intense battles between Progressives and conservatives, and got scant credit for the achievements of his administration. Born in 1857, the son of a distinguished judge, he was graduated from Yale, and returned to Cincinnati to study and practice law. He rose in politics through Republican judiciary appointmen...
  • America's Huge Natural Resources And Market
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    Life Did Get Better For Many Americans In The 1930's. How Far Was Roosevelt Responsible For This Roosevelt and his New Deal pioneered the American recovery programme, however there were a number of other factors which contributed towards improving life for the American people. When Roosevelt came into power he had four main aims, get Americans back to work, protect their savings and property, providing relief for the sick, old and unemployed and get American industry and agriculture back on thei...
  • Speech By President Roosevelt
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    1. Source A is a speech made by Governor F.D. Roosevelt in 1930, when the Depression was really beginning to bite. He says that Central Government has a responsibility to those citizens who are in real trouble, or even starving, to help those people. Source B is another speech from Gov. Roosevelt, this time in 1932, while campaigning to become President. He says that the times call for bold, sweeping changes that will involve the forgotten man at the bottom of the pyramid. He is promising to reb...
  • Herbert Hoover And Theodore Roosevelt Great Depression
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    Most Americans suffered from Great Depression from 1929 to 1939. Herbert Hoover and Theodore Roosevelt were the two presidents during the years of the Great Depression. Many people see that Hoover failed and Roosevelt did not. Roosevelt and Hoover both tried to save the economy but both did not benefit everyone to the same degree. During the Great Depression, Hoover remained convinced that the economy was doing well and that the government should not interfere with it. In response, he focused on...
  • New Deal Administration Under Franklin Roosevelt
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    On July 2, 1932, at the Democratic National Convention, the crowd listened intently to the phrase", I pledge you, I pledge myself to a new deal for the American people". The New Deal name was soon applied to the program of reform and recovery instituted by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. During the early part of the Great Depression, the economy had ground to a halt as a result of the stock market crashing and the unemployment rates skyrocketed as businesses shut down. Only a very small portion of th...
  • Time For Roosevelt's Third Term
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    The world has known many great leaders, especially in the post-Civil War era. Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Harry Truman all rank with the most prominent leaders of all time. However, in my opinion President Franklin Roosevelt made the most difference out of anybody in this century. He began a new era in American history by ending the Great Depression that the country had succumbed to in 1929. Without him ending the Depression, who knows where this country could have gone? His ...

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