SAT Subject US History Practice Question 136: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 136

27. On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a radio broadcast from the White House to explain his reasons for closing U.S. banks for a few days. This grew into a regular series of broadcasts that became known as

A. fireside chats
B. The FDR Hour
C. The State of the Union
D. America Today
E. This Week in the News

Correct Answer: A


The "fireside chats" received their name as a way to invoke a cozy, friendly, and nostalgic atmosphere for people listening to the radio broadcasts.

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