Books by Franklin D. Roosevelt (Author of Fireside Chats)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Fourth Inauguration
Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only person who will ever have FOUR presidential inaugurations thanks to the 22nd Amendment. And each and every one of his inaugurations was historic in its own way. Every president from Washington to Roosevelt had been inaugurated in March. Because the U. Constitution originally stipulated that the Federal Government would start on March 4 th each year.
Constitution Daily looks back at some of the most noteworthy presidential inauguration speeches. Franklin D. Roosevelt became president in as the United States was in the middle of the Great Depression. President Roosevelt set the stage for his New Deal program, which started with a four-day bank holiday on the day after the inauguration. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory.
Great inaugural addresses: Franklin Roosevelt
As President Franklin D. Roosevelt neared the end of his second term speculation began about his successor. There was no constitutional barrier to a third term at that time. But no president had ever exceeded the two-term precedent established by George Washington. A president's evolving approach to fiscal policy in times of national crisis -- Great Depression and World War. Roosevelt addressed crowds at National Institute of Health, October 31,
The first inauguration of Franklin D. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first term of Franklin D. It was the last inauguration to be held on the constitutionally prescribed date of March 4; the 20th Amendment , ratified in January , moved Inauguration Day to January As a result, Roosevelt's first term in office was shorter than a normal term as was Garner's by 43 days. The inauguration took place in the wake of Democrat Roosevelt's landslide victory over Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover in the presidential election. With the nation at its peak of the Great Depression , Roosevelt's inaugural speech was awaited with great anticipation.