FDR’s Inaugural Fireside Chat (March 3, 1933) Primary Source Activity


On March 3, 1933, the new president Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the American public by radio to share a “Fireside” chat with the nation. In his first chat, the president describes the events of the “banking crisis,” including his immediate actions and hopes to re-establish the nation’s confidence in  the banking industry.

Click on links below to download a primary source transcript excerpt of FDR’s Inaugural Fireside Chat with analysis questions.

fdr-inaugural-fireside-chat – primary source document with analysis questions.

box-model-analysis – optional analysis form


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