This co-sponsored colloquium will introduce history and government teachers from the secondary school level to the campaign and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt and its consequences for liberty and responsibility. Readings cover the elections of 1932 and 1936, Roosevelt’s relationship with the Supreme Court, and his use of executive power in domestic and foreign policy. Readings place particular emphasis on the ongoing critique and alternative vision to Roosevelt’s New Deal policies offered by Herbert Hoover, requiring participants to revisit their textbook understanding of these topics––which often give only a negative portrayal of Hoover and a completely positive picture of Roosevelt.
Tour: FDR Home and Museum
Discussion Leader: Professor Gordon Lloyd
Application Deadline: March 8, 2017
Participation is based on a competitive application process. If selected, the stipend for this program is $400.
Qualifications are below.