Degrees being conferred on to cadets at a ceremony in Chester, Pennsylvania. U.S. Secretary of War George Henry Dern with officers . An aide to the Secretary on crutches. Cadets march past. The cadets lined up on a field. Degrees being presented to the cadets. A cadet shakes hands with a man after the ceremony. Secretary Dern reviews a parade. Men holding broom lined up on a field as the Secretary reviews them.
Pennsylvania military school cadets ride horses in Chester, Pennsylvania. The cadets ride horses in a wooded area and cross a stream.
The inaugural ceremony for the newly elected U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt in Washington DC. The Army, the Navy, the Marines and the National Guard units march along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. Buildings on either side of the road. Large crowds gathered on the sides of the road. A military band and horsemen in the parade. People along the streets watch. A few of them hold American flags. The band playing instruments marches along the street. The 32nd President of United States Franklin Roosevelt. The U.S. flag.
The inaugural ceremony for President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in Washington DC. The Air Express of the Universal Newspaper Newsreel prepares to take off from Washington DC for New York with sound pictures of the great event of the inaugural ceremony of the new President-elect Franklin Roosevelt. A man on the wings of the aircraft. A pilot gets into the aircraft. The aircraft takes off. The aircraft in flight over Washington DC. It lands in New York and the pilot waves from the cockpit. A motor carriage with a police escort arrives beside the aircraft to collect the sound pictures. Outgoing U.S. President Herbert Hoover and his wife come out from the White House and receive President-elect Franklin Roosevelt. Franklin Roosevelt with officials. Troops march along a road. President Hoover and the President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in a motor carriage move along the Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol. U.S. flag on the front of the motor carriage. The Capitol building in Washington DC. The U.S. flag in view. A large crowd gathered around the Capitol. The dome of the Capitol. A flag on the dome. Franklin Roosevelt, President Hoover and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of U.S. and other officials prepare for the inaugural ceremony in a decorated area in the Capitol building. The officials behind the dignitaries look on. Franklin Roosevelt behind the podium. The Chief Justice administers the oath of office to Franklin Roosevelt making him the 32nd President of the United States. Franklin Roosevelt recites the oath of office.
United States President Franklin D Roosevelt. President Roosevelt administered the oath of President's office by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Charles Evans Hughes. James Roosevelt, the President's son, stands on the podium with him. President Roosevelt delivers an inaugural speech. He declares the need to fight the national emergency as his top most priority. He states that he will ask the Congress to grant him broad executive powers to cope with the emergency. Soldiers, sailors and cavalry units march down the Pennsylvania Avenue. Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol.
Views of inaugural parade in Washington DC. Washington High School Cadets in parade. Governor Gifford Pinchot of Pennsylvania in car followed by a band. Governor Albert C. Ritchie of Maryland can be seen.