The American Interplanetary Society's first liquid fuel rocket is launched from Staten Island in New York, United States in 1933. George Edward Pendray of the AIS, and his associate preparing for the launch. The 7 1/2 foot rocket is placed on a stand. Other men look on. The rocket, fueled with gasoline and liquid oxygen, takes off. Its fuel tank overheats and explodes moments after takeoff and the rocket crashes to the beach below. (From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier. The world's first successful liquid fuel rocket was launched by Robert Goddard in Auburn, Massachusetts, on 16 March 1926. This film records the first such attempt under auspices of the American Interplanetary Society, in 1933. )
Great Depression scenes and recovery efforts in the United States. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as President on March 4, 1933. Scenes of Roosevelt and outgoing President Herbert Hoover leaving the White House together in a top-down convertible limousine before the ceremony. Roosevelt at the U.S. Capitol building during the inauguration ceremony as President of the United States. Roosevelt delivering the famous line in his speech, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Americans wait in unemployment lines to get work or jobs. Men in a bread line. Unemployed man with a large sign "Will take any job." Scenes of families migrating in the US, with vehicles filled with belongings. Families and children suffering poverty and in makeshift camps. Troops and bands march with American flags on Constitution Avenue during the Roosevelt Inauguration parade. Government officials at a long table working on emergency banking laws in March of 1933. Scene of people flooding into a bank and making a run on the bank to retrieve deposits. President Roosevelt signs Emergency Banking Act in his office on March 9, 1933. View of White House lawn and White House. The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) is created to put unemployed young men to work on various conservation projects. CCC boys and men working on planting projects with pick axes and mattocks. Men and women in line to sign up for Emergency Work Relief programs. Officials write down the information for each worker.were put to work in a variety of projects. A sign "USA Work Program WPA" advertising a bridge work project in Los Angeles. People build roads, bridges and post offices. Cable fed out of a large spool as construction of a suspension bridge is shown. People work in factories. Train locomotives moving on tracks near factories. Various factory scenes including smokestacks and workers. A coal mining operation. Two coal miners take a break and eat. A steel factory and hot molten steel pouring from a ladle.
President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States. A calendar shows the date 5th March 1933. Roosevelt leaves in a car after attending church service in Washington DC, United States on 5th March 1933. On March 9th 1933 Senate passes a bill proposed by Roosevelt to address bank crisis. The House also passes the President's proposed bill Franklin Roosevelt in his first fireside chats broadcast on 12th March 1933 talks about the bank crisis. He asks people to have confidence in the government. He ensures that banks will provide sufficient currency to meet the situation.
New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad trains collide in Atlantic, Massachusetts, injuring hundreds of passengers. Wrecked trains lie at the tracks as people throng the area to look at the accident site.
Life of the President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the United States. American flag over White House. People gathered in front of the White House during death of Franklin D Roosevelt. Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone swears in President Harry S. Truman. Franklin D Roosevelt greets people and talks to them. Franklin Roosevelt with family in a yacht. Franklin Roosevelt sits with wife Eleanor Roosevelt in a garden. People bring the two children Anna Roosevelt Halsted and James Roosevelt. Franklin Roosevelt with family members in a swimming pool. Franklin Roosevelt near a car. Franklin Roosevelt as a nominee for Vice President poses with women. A crowd hold banner supporting Franklin Roosevelt as the next President during the Democratic Convention of 1932. Franklin D Roosevelt addresses people. Franklin D Roosevelt takes oath at the 1933 inaugural ceremony.
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.