Charles Coughlin. "[His] Kristallnacht address of November 20, 1938, [was] perhaps the vilest in the history of American broadcasting . . . Coughlin argued . . . that the [Kristallnacht] atrocity was merely a “defense mechanism against communism,” which was the product of “atheistic Jews” . . . In the end, he said America should avoid any “unreasonable reprisals” against the Hitlerite regime. “Let charity be the law of our conduct,” he concluded, “and let justice for all be our guiding…
Great Depression - Analyzing FDR’s New Deal Programs (Common-Core)
Critics of the New Deal Primary Source Analysis Activity In this engaging activity, students will analyze six primary sources about FDR’s New Deal Programs during the Great Depression. To begin, students will learn about three popular critics of the New Deal; Huey Long, Father Charles Coughlin and Francis Townsend. To assess their knowledge, students will write a paragraph about their opinion of the New Deal.
In the 1930s, Charles Coughlin was one of the most revered people in the eyes of the people. They respected him such much that they called him Father Coughlin. He was not afraid to speak what he believed both in religious and political matters. He even had a radio show where he shared his thoughts.