Summary Of Franklin D Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a power speech when he was faced with one of the worst economic crisis of America when he took office on March 4, 1933. The Great Depression was a time of profound social and economic change when the stock market crashed in 1929, but with the actions the Roosevelt Administration took helped the people rise from this depression. With the long- term unemployment, the lost of peoples lifetime saving gone, and millions of people living on the streets, American was at its deepest economic crisis. In Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933, he addresses a direct response to the country’s depression. The document was written and delivered on Saturday, March 1933 in the United States Capitol, Washington. D.C. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered this speech when he took office as the 32nd President of the United States. Its intended audience was the people of America, especially the people suffering an economic emergency. The president’s inaugural speech was broadcast nationwide and heard by millions. The speech gave faith and a vision on an active federal government to eliminate the economic crisis of the Great Depression. “ So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes need…show more content…
The idea of the ‘New Deal’ that was a program strictly aimed to recover from the Great Depression. “We must act and act quickly.” Roosevelt didn’t let the fear get in his way of his promise and the job he was elected to do which was get passed threw the depression. Following the actions of the Great Depression, in 1935 Congress passed the social security act that provided Americans with unemployment, disability and pension for old
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