Although the United States is only three hundred and some years old, it has seen numerous wars and problems, be it world or domestic. At this time it is important to have a president who can solve those problems. I believe that two of best United States’ presidents were Franklin Delano Roosevelt or FDR, and Woodrow Wilson. Although both of them were great presidents and they had many characteristics in common they also had numerous differences.
FDR was born in New York on January 30, 1882. He graduated from Harvard University in 1904. While Woodrow Wilson was born in 1856, and he graduated from College of New Jersey. FDR was United States 32nd President, while Wilson was 28th. FDR made an amazing impact on United States during the Great Depression, at this time some 13 to 15 million Americans were unemployed. While FDR had a major problem on his hands, Wilson was lucky not to have as many domestic problems. And few that he did have, he successfully solved by passing couple of laws. In the world situation FDR was involved in WW2. He tried to keep United States out of the war as long as he could, but finally after bombing of Pearl Harbor he decided that we had no choice but to enter the war. On the other hand Wilson had his work cut out by WW1. He also tried to keep United States out of the way of the war as much as possible, but after the Zimmermann note was intercepted and translated by the British, in which the Germany asked Mexico to attack United States, Wilson had no choice but to enter the WW1.
The Abandonment of the Jews By David S. Wyman "To kill the Jews, the Nazis were willing to weaken their capacity to fight the war. The United States and its allies, however, were willing to attempt almost nothing to save them" (Pp 5). If we would have put half as much energy into loving the Jews as Hitler spent hating the Jews we could have made a great difference. Wyman's book, The Abandonment of ...
The legislation field was FDR’s specialty. During his time in office he passed numerous laws, that changed the United States, from New Deal that helped America get out of the Great Depression, to Manhattan Project that allowed scientists to use federal fund towards building of an atomic bomb. Finally FDR passed the Social Security Act that gave tax money to support people by unemployment compensation, tax money also went towards depending children and disabled people, today this act is called welfare. Wilson also passed some important legislation, but unlike FDR’s legislation, Wilson’s was not as impacting on the US. Wilson legislation consisted of lowering tariff, which is tax on imported goods, and he also formed Federal Reserve System to stabilize the national banking system.
As we can see United States was very fortunate to have such great Presidents in the time of need. I believe that FDR and Woodrow Wilson were two of the best Presidents that this country has ever seen. Hopefully we will have more of Presidents with their caliber in the future, because if we do not we might not be on this planet to see the next century.