2. What did FDR say about the “rulers of the exchange of mankind’s goods” and the “money changers”?
3. According to FDR, what was “our greatest primary task”?
4. Notice in the tenth paragraph that FDR calls for three things: (1) agricultural price supports (
efforts to raise the values of agricultural products”
); (2) help for people with mortgages (
realistically the tragedy of the growing loss through foreclosure of our small homes and our farms”
); and (3)
“national planning” for transportation, communications, and other public utilities.
5. FDR said we “require two safeguards against a return of the evils of the old order.” What were they?
6. FDR said that in world policy, he would dedicate the nation to what policy?
7. What did FDR say regarding the effectiveness of the U.S. Constitution?
8. FDR said that if Congress failed to pass legislation, he would ask “for the one remaining instrument to
meet the crisis.” What was that “one remaining instrument”?
E. Listen to FDR’s First Fireside Chat (March 12, 1933). Answer the following questions:
What was the basic subject of this chat?
2. According to FDR, what does a bank do when you deposit money in it?
3. What had happened during the last days of February and the Virst days of March, 1933?