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Unformatted text preview: November 1932, 23 million people gave Roosevelt their trust. He understood the ordinary people more than president Hoover. Roosevelt got involved in peoples lives and problems, and president Hoover didn’t. Hoover believed it wasn’t the Government’s role to interfere in the way business operated or in people’s lives. Roosevelt knew how the Americans were suffering because he also suffered in another way. Roosevelt got polio and eventually was paralyzed from the waist down. With the help of steel leg braces and crutches, he managed to walk short distances. So he knew what was suffering. Americans were struggling and Roosevelt wanted to help them. Roosevelt had a particular personality and charm which enable him to attract the support of millions of American people. His words promising to take direct government action so poorer Americans wanted to vote him. So I think he understood perfectly well the concerns and fears of ordinary Americans....
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- Spring '10
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, ordinary Americans