Monday, February 18, 2008

Roosevelt's Speeches: Listening to a Little Slice of History

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Reading about history is one thing.  Listening to history taking place is a different kind of experience that transports you back to that time.  I found a web page that has a bunch of speeches from Franklin Roosevelt.  We talked recently in my United States History class about Roosevelt's Quarantine Speech.  That one is on the site as well as many of his Fireside Chats, Inaugural Speeches ("...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself!"), and of course his request for a declaration of war on Japan and the Axis Powers, the so-called "Day of Infamy" speech.  So have a listen to some of the monumental moments in American history.  Franklin Roosevelt's Speeches

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