Franklin D. Roosevelt's inauguration, as 32nd President of the United States, on March 4,1933.
Washington DC USA Date:1933, March 4 Duration:3 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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