Franklin Delano Roosevelt And The President Of The United States Of America

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On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn in as the President of the United States of America. On this day, he gave his first inaugural address to the American people. He pledged “an end the bureaucratic stagnation that plagued the administration of his predecessor.” (Pbs). He promised to lift America out of the worst economic depression, it had ever seen with rapid action. Roosevelt won the Presidential nomination over Herbert Hoover by an outstanding margin. March 4th, 1933 marks one of the most important days in American history. It was a day that American people came together and listened to a speech that gave them hope after losing everything. It was a day that one man promised relief, recovery, and reform through a “New Deal” to the people of his country. It was the day and the next one-hundred that would change the American system of government for decades to come. The Great Depression was a concoction of unintentional policy mixed with an overwhelming amount of economic instability. In 1929, the Stock Market crash inevitably foreshadowed what was coming. Banks failed, farms and factories overproduced, and consumers under consumed. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff placed an extremely high tax on all imports and unintentionally decreased international trade. Farmers in the Dust Bowl were forced to sell farms and were left unable to pay taxes (SparkNotes). At the same time internationally, Germany and Japan were rising. In Germany, Adolf Hitler was appointed…

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