March 12, 1933: FDR delivers his first Fireside Chat in which he discusses the banking crisis.


First page of a reading copy of the First Fireside Chat


Did you know…..

  • On March 9, 1937 FDR explained the Supreme Court reorganization plan during a fireside chat.
  • On March 14, 1942, FDR appealed to state governors to conserve rubber by lowering speed limits.