HOMEWORK: F.D.R.’s First Inaugural Address (1933)

Today we examined the economic troubles caused by the Great Crash 1929, and considered which troubles average Americans might want to see fixed first as the economy took a turn for the worse by 1933. For homework, please watch the video below of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1933), and come to class on Wednesday (5/24) ready to identify what you think is the most important quote from this speech, and explain why.  For those of you who might find the audio difficult to follow, you can click here for a transcript of the speech.  The speech itself begins at about 1:50 in the video:




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