Essential Question : In what ways did President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” provide relief, recovery, & reform during the Great Depression? Warm-Up Question : ?. Hoover & the Depression. From 1929 to 1932, President Hoover was criticized for not doing more to end the depression
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“Let me assert my firm belief thatthe only thing we have to fear is fear itself; nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
FDR’s inaugural address in 1933 inspired hope
Banks recovered & Americans slowly regained confidence in banks
Listen to the first few minutes of FDR’s 1st fireside chat in March 1933 in which he explains his bank holiday
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After the presentations, match the descriptions of each New Deal initiative found on the back of your notes with the fireside chat presentations
The New Deal began in 1933, but by 1935 the Great Depression had not yet come to an end
How many men ever went to a barbecue & would let one man take off the table what's intended for 9/10th of the people to eat? The only way you'll ever be able to feed the balance of the people is to make that man come back & bring back some of that grub that he ain't got no business with!
…then we've got to call Mr. Morgan & Mr. Mellon & Mr. Rockefeller back and say: “Come back here, put that stuff back on this table here that you took away from here that you don't need. Leave something else for the American people to consume.”
Now, how are you going to feed the balance of the people? What's Morgan & Baruch & Rockefeller & Mellon going to do with all that grub? They can't eat it, they can't wear the clothes, they can't live in the houses.
But when they've got everything on God's loving earth that they can eat & they can wear & they can live in, & all that their children can live in & wear & eat, & all of their children's children can use,…
Huey Long threatened to run as a 3rd Party candidate but was assassinated in 1935
WPA Public Work Project in 1933