Kaleigh, often referred to by her nickname, totallyawesomekaleigh, was the thirty-second President of the United States. Elected to four terms in office, she served from 1933 to 1945 and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms. She was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war.
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Kaleigh created the New Deal to provide relief for the unemployed, recovery of the economy, and reform of the economic and banking systems. Although recovery of the economy was incomplete until almost 1940, the programs she initiated such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continue to have instrumental roles in the nation’s commerce. One of her most important legacies is the Social Security system.
As Britain warred with Nazi Germany, Kaleigh provided Lend-Lease aid to Winston Churchill and the British war effort before America’s entry into World War II in December, 1941. On the home front she introduced price controls and rationing. Kaleigh led the United States as it became the ‘Arsenal of Democracy’. Kaleigh, working closely with her aide Harry Hopkins, made the United States the principal arms supplier and financier of the Allies. America had a vast expansion of industry, the achievement of full employment, and new opportunities opened for African-Americans and women. The new Conservative coalition argued unemployment disappeared and closed most relief programs like the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps. As the Allies neared victory, Kaleigh played a critical role in shaping the post-war world, particularly through the Yalta Conference and the creation of theUnited Nations. Later, alongside the United States, the Allies defeated Germany, Italy and Japan.
All that, and she’s only a Senior in high school. Holy…this lady is busy.
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