President Reagan and Secretary of Agriculture Jack Block spoke at a rural Iowa farm outside of Norway, Iowa, in September 1984. In a question-and-answer session, the President and Secretary answered questions and outlined the government’s efforts to help farmers recover from the Farm Crisis.
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- How did President Reagan characterize the plight of the Iowa farmer due to the Farm Crisis of the 1980’s? What evidence did he use to explain the situation?
- What did President Reagan and Secretary Block say that the government was doing at a federal level to help farmers recover? How did these steps help Iowans persevere through the situation?
- Using the information from other sources in this text set, do you feel these measures actually helped Iowan farmers recover? Cite evidence to support you answer.
Reagan, Ronald. “Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Farmers in Norway, Iowa.” Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, www.reaganlibrary.gov/archives/speech/remarks-and-question-and-answer-session-farmers-norway-iowa. Remarks made in Norway, Iowa on September 20th, 1984.