Throughout the 20th century many great leaders have emerged; from the evil Adolph Hitler to the motivational Martin Luther King JR. However it is my opinion, and the opinion of many others, that the most influential and successful leader of the last century was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The four terms he served as President of the United States and overwhelming support of the citizens of this nation at that time help to support this notion. Those four terms he was in office spanned one of the most difficult times in American history. He began his presidency by ending the Great Depression of the 1930?s with his ?New Deal?, which gave a bigger role to the government and also gave most citizens of the nation a new perspective on government. Now government was not only expected to protect from foreign invaders and affairs, but to protect America?s people against poverty and joblessness as well. He ended his presidency as Commander in Chief during World War II, in which he showed great military and diplomatic leadership, and established better foreign relations.
FDR was born January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, NY, near New York City. He
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