Analysis of Franklin D Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address
The next point Roosevelt goes on to explain is that most of the common difficulties facing the country at the moment, only concern material things. One of the increasingly dangerous problems that Roosevelt emphasizes is the amount of unemployed citizens facing the stressful and relentless pressure of not knowing whether their families will survive through the next week. The final point that Roosevelt makes is that even in this time of great despair, there is still much to be thankful for and that the future remains bright for all Americans. He states that, “Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” With this quote, he portrays his deeper message of his speech: As long as the hope inside the hearts of the American people sustains, there is still a chance for the country to see success once again.
What makes Roosevelt’s address strong is not only the message he provides for the