Father Charles E. Coughlin & the New Deal


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What famous radio station, which is now a major TV network, turned Charles Coughlin's show into a national program?

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1. What newspaper did Charles Coughlin found to publicize out his political views more?

2. What party did Charles Coughlin help co-found to promote a third-party candidate for president?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although he launched his radio career with sermons and spiritual advice, Farther Charles Coughlin's broadcasts became increasingly political with the start of the Great Depression. Use this worksheet and quiz to see what you know about Coughlin's media projects and controversial views.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz for this assessment on Father Charles Coughlin covers the following:

  • Details on his broadcasting career
  • The Catholic Church's response to Coughlin
  • Coughlin's involvement in presidential politics
  • Other media projects
  • Controversial statements and views

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about radio priest Father Charles Coughlin
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of Coughlin and understand his role in radio
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Coughlin to answer questions about his political views and involvement

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson, Father Charles E. Coughlin and The New Deal, for more information and help with the following objectives:

  • Describe Coughlin's initial support for FDR and the New Deal
  • Review the factors and events that shaped Coughlin's extreme views
  • Explain why Coughlin was investigated for espionage
  • Cite examples of the inflammatory statements that ended Coughlin's run in radio