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Analyzing FDR's First Fireside Chat

Focusing on Details: Discussion Topic

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Introduction

On March 12, 1933, a little over a week after his inaugural address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a "fireside chat" – the first in a series of approximately 30 such talks throughout his Presidency. 

Read the following text of the fireside chat. As you read, make note of any statements, phrases, or selections that you think are important, interesting, and/or innovative. Explain why you choose the selections that you did.


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Worksheet

Analyzing FDR's First Fireside Chat

Focusing on Details: Discussion Topic

Examine the documents included in this activity and write your response in the space provided.



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Fireside Chat on the Banking Crisis

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Conclusion

Analyzing FDR's First Fireside Chat

Focusing on Details: Discussion Topic

  • What statements, phrases, or selections from FDR's first fireside chat did you think were important, interesting, and/or innovative.  Explain your reasoning for choosing those selections.


Your Response




Document

Fireside Chat on the Banking Crisis

3/12/1933

This primary source comes from the Collection FDR-PPF: Papers as President, President's Personal File.
National Archives Identifier: 197302
Full Citation: Fireside Chat on the Banking Crisis; 3/12/1933; Collection FDR-PPF: Papers as President, President's Personal File, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/fireside-chat-on-the-banking-crisis, June 19, 2021]


Fireside Chat on the Banking Crisis

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