This clip is from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inauguration in 1933. It contains the famous line that has been recited over and over in history. Roosevelt’s optimism in 1933 was hard to come by. The nation was in the midst of the Great Depression. The nation was looking for leadership in a time of despair.
What is your assessment of the United States right now? What is your impression of the nation’s policies regarding social issues/the economy/foreign policy?