"Don't Give Up" Constructed Response Activity

"The only thing to fear is fear itself."

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933 Inaugural Speech

1) Who said the above quote? What was his position or title?

2) What important event in American History was taking place during the time this statement was made?

3) Explain the meaning of Roosevelt's quote. Do you think this statement has importance today? Explain.

4) Compare the quote and the lyrics for the Peter Gabriel song "Don't Give Up". Is there a common message or meaning of both works? Are there differences? Cite language and lyrics to support your answer.

5) Identify and discuss two specific problems or difficulties people faced during this time.

6) What was the name of Roosevelt's economic recovery plan? Identify two specific programs and explain how each would benefit workers and the economy.

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