World War Ii

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HIST 2005-2: Week (6) – World War II
October 17, 2010

World War II had several prominent leaders throughout the world from President F. Roosevelt in the United States, Winston Churchill in Britain, Joseph Stalin in Russia and Adolf Hitler in Germany. These four men are the most well known in history and all made significant contributions to today’s world. Today, I will focus on the strong influences of President Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler. Both men were great leaders and great speakers in their own respect but I will identify Roosevelt’s effective leadership and Hitler’s ineffective leadership. President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to four terms of presidency for the Unites States. During his presidency, he faced tough decisions regarding the Great Depression and international conflicts that led to World War II. Some of Roosevelt’s policies included an all inclusive national defense, strengthen defense and security of country, demand and support complete action in recognition of obvious dangers and to produce armaments through American industry quicker (The Four Freedoms, n.d.).
In 1932, Roosevelt proposed the “New Deal” which would give the people “a program to bring recovery to business and agriculture and relief to the unemployed and those in danger of losing their farms and homes (Presidents, n.d.). After three years, the economy was still struggling and Roosevelt started more reform programs. Social security program was introduced to provide compensation for those who were elderly and he decided to place a higher tax on the wealthier and provide the unemployed with work relief programs. Due to Roosevelt’s actions and ideas, he was able to bring the Unites States out of the Great Depression and the public was happy with their President and the recovered economy. Roosevelt also instituted the “Good Neighbor Policy” which gave the…...

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