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The New Deal


This hands-on-history of the New Deal includes Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address, one of his famous fireside chats, his 1935 Social Security Message, and 1933 and 1936 front pages from the New York Times. The Broadsheets will help your class appreciate the strength of Roosevelt’s personality and character and the bold objectives of the New Deal, many of which are relevant today. Historian: James B. Compton. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • The Depression and Franklin Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt Leadership and Broad Purpose of the New Deal
  • New Deal in Action 1: Business, Agriculture, Labor
  • New Deal in Action 11: Unemployment, Social Security, Conservation
  • The New Deal Critics and the Election of 1936
  • The Record of the New Deal
Historical Documents
  • President Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933.
  • Excerpt of a speech by Senator Huey Long on March 7, 1935.
  • The front page of the New York Times for September 14, 1933.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside chat of June 28, 1933.
  • Harry Hopkin’s diary entry January 4, 1935, and a transcript.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Social Security Message, January 17, 1935.
  • The front page of The New York Times for November 4, 1936.
  • A leaflet for a United Automobile Workers protest meeting.
  • A map of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • Two anti-Roosevelt cartoons.
  • Part of mural on Coit Tower, San Francisco.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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