Course Hero Logo

Fireside chats about unemployment excerpt from fdr

Course Hero uses AI to attempt to automatically extract content from documents to surface to you and others so you can study better, e.g., in search results, to enrich docs, and more. This preview shows page 3 - 5 out of 8 pages.

Fireside Chats about UnemploymentExcerpt fromFDR FiresideChat - May 7,1933First, we are giving opportunity of employment to one-quarter of a million of theunemployed, especially the young men who have dependents, to go into the forestryand flood prevention work. This is a big task because it means feeding, clothing andcaring for nearly twice as many men as we have in the regular army itself. In creatingthis civilian conservation corps we are killing two birds with one stone. We are clearlyenhancing the value of our natural resources and, second, we are relieving anappreciable amount of actual distress of unemployment.Excerpt fromFDR FiresideIn spite of the fact that unemployment remains a serious problem here as in everyother nation, we have come to recognize the possibility and the necessity of certain
Chat - April28th 1935helpful remedial measures. These measures are of two kinds. The first is to createprograms intended to relieve, to minimize and to prevent future unemployment; thesecond is to establish the practical means to help those who are unemployed in thispresent emergency...Therefore, let us keep our minds on two or three simple,essential facts in connection with this problem of unemployment. It is true that, whilebusiness and industry are definitely better, our relief rolls are still too large. However,for the first time in five years the relief rolls have declined instead of increased duringthe winter months. They are still declining. The simple fact is that many million morepeople have private work today than two years ago today or one year ago today, andevery day that passes offers more chances to work for those who want to work.The program for social security now pending before the Congress is a necessary partof the future unemployment relief... We must begin now to make provision for thefuture. That is why our social security program is an important part of the completepicture. It proposes, by means of old-age pensions, to help those who have reachedthe age of retirement to give up their jobs, and thus give to the younger generationgreater opportunities for work, and to give to all a feeling of security as they looktoward old age.Excerpt fromFDR FiresideChat - April14th, 1935In these great problems of government, I try not to forget that what really counts atthe bottom of it all is that the men and women willing to work can have a decent job—a decent job to take care of themselves and their homes and their childrenadequately; that the farmer, the factory worker, the storekeeper, the gas station man,the manufacturer, the merchant—big and small—the banker who takes pride in thehelp that he can give to the building of his community, that all of these can be sure ofa reasonable profit and safety for the earnings that they make, not for today nortomorrow alone, but as far ahead as they can see. I can hear your unspoken wonderas to where we are headed in this troubled world. I cannot expect all of the people to

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 8 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Fall
Professor
NoProfessor

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture