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From March 1933 to April 1945 Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as President, which was the longest tenure in American history. Roosevelt is generally remembered for encouraging hope and faith in Americans when vital most. Given what we know from history or personal experience, one must acknowledge that an influential person has to be sincere with an extraordinary vision, someone that has made an impact on the world. Through his own words Franklin Delano Roosevelt said that, "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Roosevelt was able to protect the nation while at the same time concentrate on the most important issues. Although I was not living in his time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt to me has been the most influential president of all time.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a man confronted by one of the most turbulent times in American history. Roosevelt was the voice of the American people by striving to help to create new opportunities. When Roosevelt became President of the United States, the nation was in the depths of the worse depression ever experienced. With the declining of business pursuit, decreasing prices, and unemployment, Roosevelt inspired the American people with his self-confidence and devotion in the future of America. Roosevelt effectively provided food, clothing, and shelter for millions of unemployed and impoverished Americans. Roosevelt's first one hundred days as president were unparalleled and still serve as a measuring stick for American Presidents today.

FDR also restructured the American presidency. Through his "fireside chats," delivered to an audience through the new technology of radio, FDR developed a bond between himself and the public—doing much to mold the image of the President as the guardian of the American people. Under FDR's leadership, the President's duties expanded to include not only those of the chief executive—as implementer

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