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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

fdr lesson plansAssuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."


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Lesson Plans:

FDR and the Supreme Court - This lesson provides a general structure for thoughtfully reading and interrogating the letters sent to President Roosevelt from constituents around the country. Through a variety of tasks that might be combined or employed separately by teachers, students are provided with an opportunity to share the impact of FDR's controversial court proposal with those who experienced it first hand.

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The Legacy of FDR's "Four Freedoms Speech - One of the most famous political speeches on freedom in the twentieth century was delivered by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his 1941 State of the Union message to Congress. The address is commonly known as the "Four Freedoms" speech


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Fireside Chat on the Reorganization of the Supreme Court - Sixty years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sent to Congress a bill to reorganize the federal judiciary. It was soon dubbed the "court-packing bill." On March 9, 1937, Roosevelt addressed the American public on his plan.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Primary Sources - Read Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his own words, in this collection of writings and speeches. Also, browse letters, propaganda posters and access oral histories from 1938-1939.

The Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt - The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.


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