Comparison between two US presidents. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson

Essay by majorasskickerHigh School, 12th gradeA, October 2002

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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 legislation field was FDR's specialty. During his time in office he passed numerous laws, that changed the United States, from New...