It can be helped by preventing realistically the tragedy of the growing loss through foreclosure of our small homes and our farms. For the trust reposed in me I will return the courage and the devotion that befit the time. Friends and Fellow Citizens:-- Called upon to undertake the duties of the first executive office of our country, I avail myself of the presence of that portion of my fellow citizens which is here assembled, to express my grateful thanks for the favor with which they have been pleased to look toward me, to declare a sincere consciousness that the task is above my talents, and that I approach it with those anxious and awful presentiments which the greatness of the charge and the weakness of my powers so justly inspire. To you, then, gentlemen, who are charged with the sovereign functions of legislation, and to those associated with you, I look with encouragement for that guidance and support which may. We now face other perils, the very existence of which it was impossible that they should foresee.
I shall presently urge upon detailed measures for their fulfillment, and I shall seek the immediate assistance of the 48 States. As a result, Roosevelt's first term in office was shorter than a normal term as was Garner's by 43 days. He though it was every Americans duty to give other countries the same rights as they have. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. While it may be difficult, it must not be abandoned, nor memories forgotten.
Today, for the sake of expediency, political scientists incorrectly refer to it as the Democratic-Republican Party. Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural parties. Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered, because they believed and were not afraid, we have still much to be thankful for. We know that no people needs such high traits of character as that people which seeks to govern its affairs aright through the freely expressed will of the freemen who compose it. This is an idiomatic expression.
More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return. . They did their work, they left us the splendid heritage we now enjoy. Our forefathers faced certain perils which we have outgrown. One of the increasingly dangerous problems that Roosevelt emphasizes is the amount of unemployed citizens facing the stressful and relentless pressure of not knowing whether their families will survive through the next week.
When Americans elected Democrat Franklin D. This I propose to offer, pledging that the larger purposes will bind upon us all as a sacred obligation with a unity of duty hitherto evoked only in time of armed strife. Roosevelt political life was constantly growing during its life time. Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. It can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the Government itself, treating the task as we would treat the emergency of a war, but at the same time, through this employment, accomplishing greatly needed projects to stimulate and reorganize the use of our natural resources. It is the way to recovery.
The United States must show good deeds through actions as well as words with all nations of the world. Upon the success of our experiment much depends, not only as regards our own welfare, but as regards the welfare of mankind. Hand in hand with that we must frankly recognize the overbalance of population in our industrial centers and, by engaging on a national scale in a redistribution, endeavor to provide a better use of the land for those best fitted for the land. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address Saturday, March 4, 1933 The former Governor of New York rode to the Capitol with President Hoover. Additionally, Roosevelt looked to revitalize America's farming sector by preventing foreclosures on farms and raising the value of agricultural products.
It was the last inaugural ceremony held in March. While he was at Harvard, Franklin officially declared himself a Democrat. This line is the very essence of Roosevelt's vision for his first term. Ngezem October 19, 2012 Franklin D. The people of the United States have not failed. There is no good reason why we should fear the future, but there is every reason why we should face it seriously, neither hiding from ourselves the gravity of the problems before us nor fearing to approach these problems with the unbending, unflinching purpose to solve them aright.
The states in the south were fearful that Lincoln, who openly discouraged slavery, would establish anti-slavery laws and equality for all citizens, including blacks. But, in the event that the Congress shall fail to take one of these two courses, in the event that the national emergency is still critical, I shall not evade the clear course of duty that will then confront me. This statement is an allusion to biblical stories in which devastating plagues were unleashed on specific groups of people or countries who displeased God. These dark days, my friends, will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves, to our fellow men. In his speech, Theodore Roosevelt mainly spoke about how Americans should be pro-imperialism. Similar artifacts in the Inaugural Address are: the acknowledgment of change, appeal for unity, identification of the enemy, values and ideas, goals, and religious references.
Roosevelt calls this a heavy responsibility, to Americans, to the world, and to the unborn generations. We know that no people needs such high traits of character as that people which seeks to govern its affairs aright through the freely expressed will of the freemen who compose it. The inaugural celebration was the largest and most diverse of any in memory—cowboys, Indians including the Apache Chief Geronimo , coal miners, soldiers, and students were some of the groups represented. We have duties to others and duties to ourselves; and we can shirk neither. We aim at the assurance of a rounded, a permanent national life. They did their work, they left us the splendid heritage we now enjoy.