FDR’s Court Packing Plan – Primary Source & Image Activity

court packing bill cartoon

President Franklin D. Roosevelt succeeded in the passage of many of his New Deal legislation proposals during the Great Depression. However, the U.S. Supreme Court posed a roadblock to many of his programs – declaring a number of his programs unconstitutional. So, President Roosevelt proposed a plan to re-structure the Supreme Court in an attempt to influence future decisions. 

The attached activity includes two primary sources 1) quotation from FDR, and a 2) political cartoon regarding the Court-packing bill. The activity provides students an opportunity to analyze and evaluate sources while answering questions.

Click link to access activity: fdr court packing bill activity

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