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New Deal Promises

New Deal Promises

Author: Beth Barsness
  1. Analyze Roosevelt’s campaign and inaugural promises to the nation and assess whether or not these promises were kept during the first One Hundred Days or thereafter.   

The goal of this lesson is to assess the success of the FDR administration’s response to economic and social disruptions caused by the Great Depression.  This particular lesson focuses on FDR’s actions during his first “One Hundred Days.”

Length of time needed: 2 class periods (50 minutes each)

This lesson was written by Andrew Brigger.

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Lesson Plan

This lesson plan can be downloaded to your computer as a PDF document. If you would like to edit this document for your classroom needs, go to the "Handouts and Materials" section and click on the corresponding link.


Source: Andrew Brigger

Video of FDR’s 1933 Inaugural Address

Source: C-Span archives

Handouts and Materials

The following files can be downloaded to your computer:

Lesson Plan (Word document)

New Deal Promises Graphic Organizer (Word document)

FDR’s First 100 Days (PDF document)


Text of FDR’s 1933 Inaugural Address

“The First 100 Days - The Legacy of F.D.R.”



Source: Andrew Brigger