Forum Discussion 2: FDR
Describe FDR’s political philosophy and his personal leadership qualities.What effect did Eleanor Roosevelt have on presidential policy?
You might want to consider these ideas:
1. FDR was described as both a lion and a fox. What do you think that implied about his political style?
2. This discussion was designed to bring out the human dimension of leaders. You might want to compare the backgrounds of Hoover and FDR and how this influenced their handling of the depression.
3. How did Eleanor Roosevelt’s background and marriage influence the positions she took as 1st lady.
4. What impact did FDR and the New Deal have on party politics?
I look forward to your responses to these and other matters in this discussion.