Fireside Chats

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  • Fireside Chats
    • Roosevelt told the American people 'the only thing we have to fear is fear itself'
    • Greatest primary task was to put people to work
    • Fireside chats = Radio broadcasts to American people
      • Roosevelt spoke in a simple and friendly way and gained support from Americans who weren't used to this kind of approach
    • Important to gain public confidence because of banking crisis which had to be solved before anything wlse could be achieved
    • Brought prohibition to an end
      • Showed a change of direction in government

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