FDR's First Inaugural Address: Declaring War on the Great Depression

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Subject:
U.S. History,
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider Set:
National Archives and Records Administration
Level:
Primary, Secondary
Language:
English
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Media Format:
Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML
Abstract:

This lesson includes Franklin Roosevelt's first inaugural address, in which he said, I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis [the Depression] broad Executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe.

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