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Roosevelt, Franklin (Administration)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much, but whether we provide enough for those who have little.” During his administration, the policies of the federal government endeavored to bring the United States out of the economic chaos of the Great Depression. It is polemical whether there was a considerable reduction of poverty. But at least Roosevelt, who was the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 to 1945, made an attempt to alleviate the nation’s economic misery.

An assistant secretary of the navy during the administration of President Woodrow Wilson, Roosevelt was nominated as the Democratic Party candidate for vice president in 1920, but his party lost the ...

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