Read the following letter, written by Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg 10 months before Congress began deliberations on the Lend-Lease legislation. Make a note of each noting each fear or objection Vandenburg raised to the prospect of America joining the war against Germany. Categorize each objection as either relating to money or to loss of freedom.
Listen to FDR's First Fireside Chat and answer the questions found below.
Review the Great Depression time line and the section entitled “The Stock Market Crash and The Great Depression” on The Historical Background and Development of Social Security page, and answer the questions below.
In this lesson students will participate in a role-play activity that has them become members of a newspaper or magazine editorial board preparing a retrospective report about the NAACP's anti-lynching campaign of the 1930s. As the students analyze and synthesize a variety of primary sources, they will gain a better understanding of the reasons for the failure of anti-lynching campaign of the 1930s, the limits of liberal reform during the New Deal, and the NAACP's decision to shift its focus to a legal campaign to end segregation.