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.
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