15 June 2008

Entry for March 12, 2008

Entry for March 12, 2008

On this day in history, March 12, 1933, the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first "Fireside Chat." These "chats" were radio addresses given by the president to the American people directly from the White House. The United States was facing many hardships during the Great Depression. The "chats" were to keep the American people informed that they were not forgotten and that their government and president were working to improve the economy and their lives. FDR spoke in everyday common vernacular so that even those less educated persons could understand him. If you are interested in reading the transcripts to these "chats" you may go to the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library site. (Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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