The only thing that allowed FDR's New Deal policies to be deemed a success was WW II.In simply terms of being a LEADER--an inspirational figure, an effective administrator--Reagan was probably the second best president IMO in the 20th century next to FDR.
That war is the only thing that pulled us out of the Great Depression.
The policies of FDR only prolonged the depressed state of the country.
Reagan loved and respected the Constitution as the FF's wrote it.
FDR wanted to expand number of justices on the supreme court in order to ram through his New Deal policies that the SCOTUS had deemed unconstitutional.
Now tell me again about FDR being such a great president?