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Campaign Speech, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936
During the 1936 campaign for the American Presidency, President Roosevelt answered the attacks on the New Deal with verve, as in the Chicago speech of October 14, an excerpt of which is reprinted below.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. "Campaign Speech Chicago, October 14, 1936." Great Speeches. Ed. John Grafton. Dover Thrift ed. New York: Dover Publications, 1999. 52-56. Print.

Roosevelt uses the phrase "Chicago fighting with its back against a wall" (line 4) for what reason?

A

To acknowledge how far Chicago has come in four years.

B

To underscore the violence that is present in Chicago.

C

To emphasize the competitive nature of the people of Chicago.

D

To sympathize with the fact that Chicago is still struggling financially.

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