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Précis 2-22-08 Franklin D Roosevelt’s “First Inaugural Address (1933)”, gives a glimpse on how he planned to revive the nation through his presidency by using any tactics he felt that was necessary to restore American prosperity. He shows the desire to “win over” the citizens of the United States by using honesty---“This is pre-eminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly.” He also displays a practical sense of optimism in hopes of inspiring citizens that collectively Americans can pull themselves out of the depths of The Great Depression with one of his famous quotes “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He discusses the urgency in finding people work-“There are many ways in which it can be helped, but it can never be helped merely by talking about it. We must act and act quickly.” This statement also shows he does not wish to be complacent; he intends to deal with issues head on. This is appealing to many Americans, who want their politicians to be
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