Fdr's First Inaugural Speech Analysis

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States created a series of programs during his terms as President in order to aid the country. The United States at the time was experiencing the Great Depression. At this time in American history the US was facing the “deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world”(History.com Staff, 2016). The New Deal was FDR’s series of programs created to aid the country. With this New Deal he planned to provide Reform, Relief, and Recovery to the country during the Great Depression. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected in November of 1932. On March 4, President Roosevelt delivered his first inaugural speech. In this speech we hear one of his famous quotes about fear. He said, “let me first assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. This was the turning point for America’s current predicament. FDR would implement programs to benefit the country and its people. Following the President 's speech, he gave the banks a holiday and stopped bank-runs. “On March 9, Congress passed Roosevelt’s Emergency Banking Act, which…show more content…
Obvious critics were business owners. They were not very appreciative of the minimum wage, though this wasn’t all businesses. Other critics include Huey Long and Father Coughlin. Huey Long was actually once a supporter of FDR, he later decided to run for President. With all the work done and change made, America was still struggling. In the spring of 1935 FDR launched a more aggressive series of Federal Programs. The new series of programs was called the Second New Deal, it was created to continue what the first New Deal had not finished. In this Second New Deal, FDR had bills passed for employment, retirement, food safety, regulation of utilities and various other
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