Tag Archives: Inauguration

Clip from the Past: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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?

Clip from the Past: John F. Kennedy

On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States.  On that Friday, Kennedy delivered his inaugural address in almost fourteen minutes.  From that short address, (the fourth shortest in history), came these famous lines:

Do you believe that Kennedy’s words still resonate today?  Are those words heeded to by most Americans?