tv Newsreel of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941 Inauguration CSPAN January 15, 2017 9:39pm-9:49pm EST
this isare in d.c., almost 100 years after the wilson and taft experience. in today's 24-hour news cycle environment, do you think he will be allowed to just be a quiet, former president, or he will he bebe -- drawn into some of the political debates that are happening? mr. seale: it will be less so than in the white house, and he will be able to pick and choose. in the white house, he has to sometimes encounter -- but he will not have that so much, and he will have time, but still, time will be precious. relaxing time will be very precious for president obama and mrs. obama, too. they are both popular public figures. people listen to what they say. and you cannot just discard that. >> well, we will end it there, .
thank you so much for speaking with us. you're watching american history tv on c-span3. ♪ narrator: hyde park, new york, where in 1882, franklin delano roosevelt was born. following a political career in his native state, roosevelt became assistant secretary of the navy in 1913. in 1920, he campaigned unsuccessfully for vice presidency. illness interrupted his political career. when the country appeared to be in a world of glowing
prosperity, he was urged by democratic party leaders to become a candidate for governor of new york. 1920's i am succeeding the governor at albany. governor roosevelt served as two terms as cheek executive of the empire state. governor roosevelt became the choice of the democratic convention in 1932. his spectacular flight to chicago marked the beginning of his rise to presidency. the forgotten man and the new field became his campaign slogan. president hoover was a symbol of national business and personal depression. the back wash post economic war conditions engulfed america. the unemployed marched upon washington. the nation demanded a change and roosevelt was swept into the presidency. defeated herbert hoover was the last president to retire from the white house in the month of
march. likewise, roosevelt was the last two take position of jake executive on the march 4 date. -- chief executive on the march 4 date. the new president's first inaugural address called for a mammoth program of social legislation and if necessary emergency powers to bring about recovery. almost immediately upon taking office, the new president closed all banks by proclamation. the financial world was frozen. a new force held the reins. a national rallied to the nra is as a motivating force for recovery. aimed at benefiting the farmer, the aaa was enacted. the nation was plagued with
labor dissensions. textile strikes. waterfront workers dispuits. and for the first time, sitdown strikes in the automotive industry. wpa, and pwa camps aided millions of the nation's unemployed. supported by his new deal advisors, the president vigorously sponsored job insurance, old age pension, social security, and other general social measures. opposed landon president roosevelt in 1936, a weak opposition which failed. the chairman's great organizing talent gave roosevelt all but two of the 48 states. in the fall of 1936, the president personally advocated his good neighbor quality. as unrest spread across.
1937, present roosevelt became the first chief executive to be sworn in on the new inaugural day, january 20. rain did not dampen his bristling address to the nation. with war spreading in europe and asia, president roosevelt solemnly pledged the united states would fight to protect canada if that country were ever invaded. the devastating march of war over all world democracies directed president roosevelt's attention closely to international problems. embargoes lifted. naval aide was given to great britain. in 1940, when bill -- wendell became became our first consecutive third term
candidate. but the president was reelected by 27 million. the first third term candidate, mr. roosevelt confined his campaign activities candidate. largely due defense trips. january 20, 1941. the start of a journey never before made in american history. that of a president-elect whose consecutiveird inauguration. a solemn event in the life of this nation. the swearing in of the citizen whom the people have chosen to guide, serve, and protect our -- the entire country for the next four years. onto america's symbol of freedom. he swears in henry wallace, his successor. as in previous inaugurations, he administers the sacred host. -- oath. >> i, franklin delano roosevelt, do solemnly swear that i will
faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. narrator: the third term tradition passes from american life. president roosevelt accepts with confidence in great the army which george washington refused. franklin roosevelt: in this day, the task of the people is to save that nation and its institutions from disruption from without. in the face of great perils never before in combat, our strong purpose is to protect and
to perpetuate the integrity of democracy. for this, of this we must honor the spirit of america and the faith of america. we do not retreat. we are not content to stand still. as americans, we go forward. in the service of our country, by the will of god. [applause] as the address finished, the stirring spectacle of the inaugural parade began. reviewing troops at the court of freedom. a military parade of which the defense program is a keynote.
a military parade of which the defense program is a keynote. the west point cadets. ahead, four grim, uncertain years. for president roosevelt, the colossal task of arming and protecting this nation without sacrificing its democratic heritage. and aiding with airplanes, ships and guns come other democracies struggling to banish oppression and safeguard the rights of free men throughout the world. ♪