- How does President Franklin Delano Roosevelt compare the work of his administration to the previous administrations? Do you agree or disagree with this characterization? Use evidence from Herbert Hoover’s letter and this speech to support your response.
- Whose "side" does Roosevelt claim to be on and how does he explain his policies to show how his policies will support those individuals?
- Why would Roosevelt need to argue for a second New Deal if his policies were effective in his first four years? How does the rhetoric Roosevelt used show the people the New Deal was "good deal?" What arguments did he respond to against his policies?
Roosevelt, Franklin D., "President Franklin Roosevelt's Radio Address unveiling the second half of the New Deal," 31 October 1936. Courtesy of National Archives