Fireside Chats: Definition & Significance


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Which one of these goals was not on FDR's agenda?

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1. Why were the Fireside Chats informal?

2. What two subjects did FDR cover in many Fireside Chats?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Utilize this quiz and worksheet combination to assess your knowledge of the Fireside Chats and how President Franklin D. Roosevelt used them during his presidency. Topics you should be familiar with in order to get a passing score on the quiz include two popular topics of the Fireside Chats and FDR's goals for the chats.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Gauge your knowledge of these topics with the quiz and worksheet:

  • FDR's agenda for the Fireside Chats
  • Purpose of the informality in the Fireside Chats
  • Why FDR was a memorable figure
  • Popular subjects FDR covered during the chats
  • Devices used by 21st century presidents to communicate with citizens

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills as you work through the assessment tools:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information related to FDR's goals for the Fireside Chats from the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how 21st century presidents communicate with American citizens
  • Making connections - understand the reason FDR chose to make his Fireside Chats informal and how that impacted Americans

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson titled Fireside Chats: Definition and Significance if you are interested in learning more about the topic. This lesson digs deeper into the following objectives:

  • Define Fireside Chat
  • Recognize how the Golden Age of Radio influenced the Fireside Chats
  • Analyze the subjects FDR chose to discuss
  • Understand the connection to 21st century presidents communicating with citizens through the internet and television