American Portraits

You Felt He was Talking to You: FDR’s Fireside Chats and Identity

In this lesson, students will learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt and how this identity helped him to soothe the fears of Americans during the Great Depression. They will also learn how embracing their identity can help them be successful.

Founding Principles

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Consent of the Governed

The government's power is only justified when its power comes from the will or approval of the people.

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Representative / Republican Government

Form of government in which the people are sovereign (the ultimate source of power) and authorize representatives to make and carry out laws.

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