Sunrise at Campobello - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Dore Schary
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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

Spring of 1924 brings a visit from a representative of an organization to which Franklin belongs. They have sent him to share their concern for FDR's backing of Al Smith in the next presidential election. The organization does not condone Smith because of his Catholic beliefs and they fear that Franklin's support will send the wrong message. FDR is firm in his backing Smith and the man leaves without further intervention.

Smith is due to see FDR this afternoon as well. It is suspected in the Democratic Party that Smith will want FDR to nominate him at the national convention coming up. When Smith arrives, the suspicions are confirmed and FDR heartily agrees to announce the nomination.

There are no questions in Franklin's mind about Smith being the right candidate. The only trepidation he has about the convention is whether he can stand the required time...

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