FDR's New Deal Introduction
In A Nutshell
Franklin Delano Roosevelt assumed the presidency at the darkest hour of the Great Depression, pledging to fix the economy by getting the federal government involved. While Roosevelt's New Deal did not, in fact, end the Great Depression, it did permanently alter American society and create many of the structures that sustained prosperity following World War II.
Why Should I Care?
Because FDR made the modern presidency.
He is the last president, possibly the last person, with the middle name "Delano."
That's why Franklin Delano Roosevelt still matters.