30 minutes • Black & White
At the time America was going through its worst economic crisis,
Grade Levels: 7 to Adult
Franklin Delano Roosevelt seemed to offer a natural talent for
leadership. This film shows how that charismatic quality
appealed so much when America lacked direction and vitality.
The film also traces the steps Roosevelt took to create a larger
federal bureaucracy than had ever existed. Henry Fonda
Part of the "American Parade" series originally produced for CBS News, a set of documentaries about America's history and heritage that features such topics as American presidents, the Industrial Revolution, Walt Whitman and American poetry, Boss Tweed and city government corruption, the settling of Kansas, the American women’s movement, and civil rights.
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