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Max Haubold RRQ 6 RRQ: What kinds of things in FDR's fireside chats did the letter writers notice and comment on? Which part of the speeches caught most people's attention? Why do you think they paid attention to those things? With few exceptions, the letters written to the president were of positive attitude. The majority commented, and expressed gratitude for his giving of the speech as a “real person”. They appreciated that he was speaking directly to them, the people. The quote below represents this attitude- “ It made me feel as though you were really one of us – in other words, a man that you could say to, “Come on, here’s a can of worms, let’s go fishing.”” – First letters, first letter Other than appreciating that he did make the radio address, then appreciated how he made it. Putting things in laymen’s terms, the president explained his actions and how it related to the American people. “For the first time I feel that the leader of my country has some interest in me – that those
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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