U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses a gathering at the 200th anniversary of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. President Roosevelt is the guest of honor at the university's anniversary. The President is flanked by dignitaries, academicians and professors at the university. A large crowd of students gathered for the event. President Roosevelt addresses the crowd on the occasion. He begins by thanking the university for the honor. He says that, instead of having chosen 1740 for the foundation of the university, if the year was 1739, the 200th anniversary would have fallen in an election year. A huge applause from the crowd. The President says that even the period in which the university was founded was a strange period of relapse in the history of civilization of the world since in some lands it had been a custom to burn books of scholars and use government decree to derive morality and culture and education. And how, in the world today, people think clearly of the hard work their predecessors put in to attain the liberty and freedom they enjoy today.
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