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FDR throwing out the first ball at a Washington Senators baseball game, 1934

First of all, if you're looking for an exciting course (ha) for the spring, why not sample my Constitutional History class, History 43.2? It meets Tuesday/Thursday at 3.30.

A question to ponder:
What was "new" about the New Deal? Did FDR's perspective change over time?

This class looks at the New Deal, FDR's reform program to alleviate the effects of the Depression.  Begin with this timeline of events of the Depression. Then read the secondary assignment, the Kennedy piece from the Sourcebook, pp. 325-358.

FDR Fireside chat, 1933

FDR Fireside chat, 1937