Franklin D Roosevelt Inaugural Speech Analysis

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Imagine how people lived during the Great Depression. Two dissimilar documents will be compared and contrasted, the first document is, “President FD Roosevelt: First Inaugural Address”. The other documents are four photographs taken during the Great Depression between 1929 and 1939. When comparing the two different types of documents; President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Inaugural Address and four photographs, there are some differences in tone, but both types of documents are similar in some ways as well. In the speech, President Franklin D. Roosevelt shows more of a positive tone on overcoming the Great Depression. When looking at the photographs, most of the photographs depict a negative tone when showing what people actually went through during …show more content…
As stated in the quote, the Great Depression is described as, “...the difficult days”, the citizens in the country had to face. That may sound bad, but when reading more towards the middle of the quote, President FD Roosevelt states, ...in the warm courage of national unity…”, this shows that the country is united and has enough “courage” to face, “...the difficult days”. Forwardly, when looking at the other type of document, a photograph taken between the years 1929-1939, there is a group of men at the, “Loafers’ wall, by the courthouse”, according to the caption. The men look tired, probably from; a long day of work on a field or in a factory, or the stress and problems caused by the Great …show more content…
These two documents are similar because they both explicate what was happening during the Great Depression and how it affected the citizens. In President FD Roosevelt’s speech a more positive tone is used, however, the photographs depict more of a negative tone. Phrases in President FD Roosevelt’s speech show that he is confident the problem of the Great Depression will be resolved; if the country unites everybody will easily overcome the difficulties the Great Depression caused. However, when closely analyzing the four photographs they depict more of a negative tone when showing what actually people went through during the Great Depression. One of the photographs shows a man sick with pneumonia walking down a road along with his family after losing their only method of earning a living, their farm, because according to President FD Roosevelt, that was one of the ways the economy was going to increase and resolve the problem of the Great Depression; if the population was redistributed equally to the countryside. According to that, that meant people best fitted for the land provided a better use for it. In this case the man was sick and

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