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Close Read: Fireside ChatsCRObjectiveHow did President Franklin D. Roosevelt use fireside chats to inspireconfidence during the Great Depression?Brain Dump:Closely examine the graph below and answer the three analysis questions thatfollow.Analysis Questions:1)How many American households had a radio in 1928?
2)Why do you think President Roosevelt chose to do regular radio addresses during the GreatDepression?
3)Imagine you were living through the Great Depression - what what would you hope that PresidentRoosevelt would say in his regular radio addresses (also known as Fireside Chats)?a)What kind of tone would you have hoped he would use?
Fireside Chats - Primary Source Document AnalysisDirections:You will be assigned to one of two groups - each group will examine a specific economicproblem facing the American economy during the Great Depression, and how FDR addressed that issueduring his Fireside Chats. Each group will document their findings in the chart below and prepare topresent their findings to the whole class.FIreside ChatAnalysisWhat was theproblem?FDR’s solution, and planof actionHow did his words buildconfidence? How would youhave felt?UnemploymentBanking CrisisthestockmarketEnrollmentofworkersthisbroughtsatisfactioncrashcausedanowbytheFederaldeclineinconsumertothosewhoweresufferingspendingandgovernmentforsuchinvestmentThispublicemploymentandfromunemploymentcausedasleepdeclinewillnotinterferewtheIwouldhavefeltveryinindustrialoutputdemandforor thePropernappyto havecontrolandarisein thelevelsstandardsofnormalemptovermylifeagaininthelevelsofunemployoymentmentduetofailingcompanieslayingoffgrantstostatesfortheirworkersreliefworkbroadpublicworkslaborcreatingprogramitmadethesituationBankingcrisisincludecontrolledandreassuredbankrunswhichaffectsinglebanksclosesallbanksaeveryoneaboutthefuturebanningpanicswhichnationwidebankingaffectmanybanksholidaytosupplyunlimitedthecountryexperiencedamountsofcurrencytoreopenedbankscreateaBymakingitaholidayalargenumberofit madeitpositiveMakingtoodepositdefaultsandfinancialinsurancemethinkeverythingsgonnainstitutionsandcorporationsbe onfacegreatdifficultiesrepayingcontracts
Unemployment Rate:The unemployment rate is the percentage of the labor force that is willing andable to work, does not currently have a job, and is actively looking for employment. The labor forceconsists of people ages 16 and over who are employed or actively seeking workPer Capita Personal Income:Average income per person in a given area in a specific year, in this caseyears 1929 - 1933 in the United States.

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