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March 12, 1933: The First Address of President Franklin D. Roosevelt


March 12, 1933: US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first presidential address to the nation, eight days after his inaugural. This was the first among what were termed as Roosevelt's famous Fireside Chats. Newsman Robert Trout thought that Roosevelt sounded like he was just sitting with us in our living rooms beside a roaring fire, just telling it like it was; thus Trout came up with the term.

During his campaign, Frederick D. Roosevelt known as a  friendly and intelligent personal. He used his charm smartly to get support.  But his speech after his inauguration seemed different: He delivered a deep religious speech. The speech discussed his hope for the new government and reminding Americans about nation's common difficulties concerning to material things. His famous quote was “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”.

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