Analysis of Fdr's First Inaugual Speech

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During the time of President 's Roosevelt 's First Inaugural Address in early 1933, the United States was still feeling the horrible shock and disappointments the Great Depression brought about. In addition, the rest of the world, especially Europe was also suffering from the outcome of the Great Depression, since the US immediately demanded that foreign debts be paid. Other world issues included Europe still dealing with the aftermath of World War I in a revolutionary style (an example is the instating of the Third Reich in Germany by the Nazi Party with Adolf Hitler as the country 's Chancellor).

The document was written/presented to the citizens of the United States on March 4, 1933 at the
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The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits."

Franklin also stresses the greatness of the constitutional system in the United States: "That is why our constitutional system has proved itself the most superbly enduring political mechanism the modern world has produced. It has met every stress of vast expansion of territory, of foreign wars, of bitter internal strife, of world relations." He praises it because he believes it as never failed the country in any way. The constitutional system has guided the country through many conflicts before, and it can certainly get the US back on its feet now.

Finally, Franklin 's entire speech addresses the future of the United States and its people as a whole: We do not distrust the future of essential democracy. The people of the United States have not failed. In their need they have registered a mandate that they want direct, vigorous action. They have asked for discipline and direction under leadership. They have made me the present instrument of their wishes. In the spirit of the gift I take it." He believes that through himself, the country can achieve its goals of moving on to better and greater things, especially after overcoming the Great Depression.
Questions I would like to ask President Franklin Roosevelt are: Before you were
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