FDR - First Inaugural Address

Franklin Delano Roosevelt first took the Presidential oath on the 4th of March, 1933.  It was the last time an American president was sworn-in during that month.  Now inaugurations occur in January.

Near the beginning of his famous inaugural speech—at 2:48 into this video clip—FDR told his fellow citizens: 

The only thing we have to fear is - fear itself.

Note that the President, whose legs were paralyzed from polio, stood during his entire speech.

Media Credits

FDR's inaugural address, delivered March 4, 1933.  Online, courtesy C-SPAN.


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