Analysis of FDR First Inauguration Speech and The New Deal
Introduction de l'analyse
The first inauguration speech of Franklin D. Roosevelt was held on Sunday, March 4, 1933, in Washington DC. It marked the commencement of the first term of FDR as president. With the nation at its peak of the Great Depression, Roosevelt’s inaugural speech was much awaited. American people expected FDR to make urgent efforts to respond to this crisis. With his speech, Roosevelt said about to prepare the nation to accept the expansion of Federal Government powers over States’ Rights. FDR – the newly elected president – wants to offer help to a desperate American people: “this great nation will endure and has endured, will revive, and will prosper.” For many people, the idea of the American dream was just empty words and an unfulfilled promise.