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Fireside ChatsUsing EvidenceObjectiveHow did President Franklin D. Roosevelt use Fireside Chats to inspire confidenceduring the Great Depression?Contextualization:Closely examine the graph below and answer the three analysis questions thatfollow.Analysis Questions:1)Contextualization:How many American households had a radio in 1920? Approximately howmany American households had a radio in 1935?___________________________________________________________________________2)Contextualization:When did the Great Depression start?___________________________________________________________________________3)Contextualization:When did President Roosevelt’s first term begin?___________________________________________________________________________4)Contextualization:When President Roosevelt took office, he started delivering regular radioaddresses known as “Fireside Chats”.Why do you think he chose to update Americans on the
economy through these radio addresses?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________5)Contextualization:In 1930, the US Census calculated America’s population to be 123 million.That means that the Fireside Chats only reached 10% of the American population.Who do youthink the audience was for these Fireside Chats?Based on this information, do you think theFireside Chats were an equitable way to reach and update Americans on the Great Depression?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________6)Contextualization:Imagine you were living through the Great Depression - what would you hopethat President Roosevelt would say in his regular radio addresses (also known as FiresideChats)? What kind of tone would you hope that he would use?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Fireside Chats - Primary Source Document Analysis
Directions:You will be assigned to read primary source documents about one of two economic issuesthat President Roosevelt addressed through his Fireside Chats, unemployment or bank suspensions.While reading your set of primary source documents, fill out the chart below.When you are done, workwith a partner who read the other set of documents and share your findings.Fireside ChatDocumentAnalysisContextualization:What was the problem?Describe:FDR’s solution, and plan ofaction to remedy theproblemAnalysis:How did his words buildconfidence? How wouldyou have felt?UnemploymentBanking CrisisUnemployment - Document Analysis
Contextualization:Unemployment Rate:The unemployment rate is the percentage of the labor forcethat is willing and able to work, does not currently have a job, and is actively looking for employment.The labor force consists of people ages 16 and over who are employed or actively seeking workYearUnemployment Rate (overall)19293.2%19308.9%193116.3%193224.1%193325.2%Contextualization:Per Capita Personal Income:Average income per person in a given area in aspecific year, in this case years 1929 - 1933 in the United States.

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