SLO Baseline Day 5
Katherine Gomez
Dr. Griffin
English 12
September 27, 2013
Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote the Inaugural Address with the purpose of persuading the
people that his plan to save America from the Great Depression was going to be effective, and it
was going to work well. The Inaugural Address did help in pushing the people of the United
States to believe that the Great Depression was just a phase, and it was going to get better.
There are many ways to tell that Roosevelt’s speech led the people to believe that his plan
was going to be effective. “Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no
unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously.” Here Franklin D. Roosevelt offers a
solution to the problem of The Great Depression, and then encourages the solution with wise
words. At the time this is what the people needed to hear. That although the problem was
tremendous, it wasn’t impossible to solve. This is why Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural
Address was effective in persuading the people to believe that the economy was going to get
better. He not only gave encouragement, but solutions too.
Roosevelt also uses past political figures who have served, made the problem clear, but
did not do anything about it. “True they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern
of an outworn tradition.” He explains that the previous leaders were aware of the problem going
on in the country, and did not do anything about it. Roosevelt was stating the difference between
him and the pervious leaders. He wanted the people to know that he was actually going to do
something about the economy. He was not just going to let it ride out itself, he wanted to make
changes to better the country.
A historian Kenneth S. Davis once reported, “Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address was
received with great calm but also with ‘powerfully focused attention.’ Although his call to action
stirred some listeners, others were disturbed because his words seemed ‘distressingly vague.’”
After Roosevelt made it clear that he would not hesitate to call for broad executive power to
assist with the crisis, the crowd rooted him with applause.
Davis suggests that in the first thirty-six hours after his address, Roosevelt transformed
the national mood, vanquishing the “gloomy compound of fear, anger, disgust, cynicism, and
despair.” Therefore it shows that the speech he gave let the people know that his intentions to
help the country were true. Not only that but he also changed the mood of the people in the
country. He gave them confidence that the situation could get better if they just tried in all the
right ways. Having confidence is the first step to making something possible, knowing you can
do it, and then doing something to make it happen.
Works Cited
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http://www.milestonedocuments.com/documents/view/franklin-d-roosevelts-first-inauguraladdress/impact
SLO Baseline Day 4
Katherine Gomez
Dr. Griffin
English 12
September 26, 2013
Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote the Inaugural Address with the purpose of persuading the
people that his plan to save America from the Great Depression was going to be effective, and it
was going to work well. The Inaugural Address did help in pushing the people of the United
States to believe that the Great Depression was just a phase, and it was going to get better.
There are many ways to tell that Roosevelt’s speech lead the people to believe that his
plan was going to be effective. “Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no
unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously.” Here Franklin D. Roosevelt offers a
solution to the problem of The Great Depression, and then encourages the solution with wise
words. At the time this is what the people needed to hear. That although the problem was
tremendous, it wasn’t impossible to solve. This is why Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural
Address was effective in persuading the people to believe that the economy was going to get
better. He not only gave encouragement, but solutions too.
Roosevelt also uses past political figures who have served, made the problem clear, but
did not do anything about it. “True they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern
of an outworn tradition.” He explains that the previous leaders were aware of the problem going
on in the country, and did not do anything about it. Roosevelt was stating the difference between
him and the pervious leaders. He wanted the people to know that he was actually going to do
something about the economy. He was not just going to let it ride out itself, he wanted to make
changes to better the country.
A historian Kenneth S. Davis once reported, “Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address was
received with great calm but also with ‘powerfully focused attention.’ Although his call to action
stirred some listeners, others were disturbed because his words seemed ‘distressingly vague.’”
After Roosevelt made it clear that he would not hesitate to call for broad executive power to
assist with the crisis, the crowd rooted him with applause.
Davis suggests that in the first thirty-six hours after his address, Roosevelt transformed
the national mood, vanquishing the “gloomy compound of fear, anger, disgust, cynicism, and
despair.’
Works Cited

http://www.milestonedocuments.com/documents/view/franklin-d-rooseveltsfirst-inaugural-address/impact
SLO Baseline Day 3
Katherine Gomez
Dr. Griffin
English 12
September 25, 2013
Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote the Inaugural Address with the purpose of persuading the
people that his plan to save America from the Great Depression was going to be effective, and it
was going to work well. The Inaugural Address did help in pushing the people of the United
States to believe that the Great Depression was just a phase, and it was going to get better.
There are many ways to tell that Roosevelt’s speech lead the people to believe that his
plan was going to be effective. “Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no
unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously.” Here Franklin D. Roosevelt offers a
solution to the problem of The Great Depression, and then encourages the solution with wise
words. At the time this is what the people needed to hear. That although the problem was
tremendous, it wasn’t impossible to solve. This is why Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural
Address was effective in persuading the people to believe that the economy was going to get
better. He not only gave encouragement, but solutions too.
Roosevelt also uses past political figures who have served, made the problem clear, but
did not do anything about it. “True they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern
of an outworn tradition.” He explains that the previous leaders were aware of the problem going
on in the country, and did not do anything about it. Roosevelt was stating the difference between
him and the pervious leaders. He wanted the people to know that he was actually going to do
something about the economy. He was not just going to let it ride out itself, he wanted to make
changes to better the country.
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In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with
that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory.
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This Nation asks for action, and action now.
SLO Baseline Day 2
Katherine Gomez
Dr. Griffin
English 12
September 24, 2013
Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote the Inaugural Address with the purpose of persuading the people that
his plan to save America from the Great Depression was going to be effective, and it was going to work
well. The Inaugural Address did help in pushing the people to believe that the Great Depression was just
phase, and it was going to get better.
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In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with
that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory.
This Nation asks for action, and action now.
“Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no unsolvable problem if we
face it wisely and courageously.” Here Franklin D. Roosevelt offers a solution to the
problem of The Great Depression, and then encourages the solution with wise words. At
the time this is what the people needed to hear. That although the problem was
tremendous, it wasn’t impossible to solve. This is why Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First
Inaugural Address was effective in persuading the people to believe that the economy
was going to get better. He not only gave encouragement but solutions too.
SLO Baseline Day 1
Katherine Gomez
Dr. Griffin
English 12
September 23, 2013
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SLO Baseline Day 5 Katherine Gomez Dr. Griffin English 12