3.2 – The Great Depression & New Deal

Great Depression overview

Letters from Children to the Roosevelts

Great Depression photographs

The Great Depression Hits Farms

FDR’s fireside chats

Miler Center, FDR and Domestic Affairs

FDR, Second Inaugural

Discussion questions

What caused the Great Depression?

What are some of the most emotionally powerful examples of human suffering during the Depression?

How did FDR attempt to solve the Depression in his first term? What were some of the most noteworthy laws he advocated?

What are some of the major themes from FDR’s Second Inaugural?

How successful was the New Deal in achieving its aims?

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