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American Presidents and Their Inaugural Speeches

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Usually when the President of the United States delivers his inaugural address, he delivers a message of hope. Also he addresses the national issues at hand. He asks for mutual cooperation with the government at all levels. He emphasizes that the Constitution guarantees the rights of all citizens. During the Gilded Age, the inaugural addresses from President Hayes to President McKinley had the same message and addressed the same issues of the era. In his inaugural address, President Rutherford B. Hayes had concerns about the pacification of the country. He advocated securing the protection of all citizens and all their constitutional rights. He addressed the situation of the Southern States. Many people were still impoverished. He wanted honest and peaceful local governments. His main focus was on the local Southern governments. He remarked that a true self government recognizes and maintains the rights of all citizens. He addressed race relations in those States. He advised that the government must protect the interest of both races by accepting and obeying the Constitution. He advocated for free schools by State governments. He took on the challenge of getting the country out of the depression that was taking place. His election to the presidency was one of the most controversial in American history. On January 1877, Congress established an ad hoc electoral commission. This commission ended the controversy in his favor. He became the first president to take the oath in the White House, to have a typewriter and a telephone. He removed federal troops from Louisiana and South Carolina. This ended the Reconstruction era and the South gained self rule. This was a setback to the progress of equal rights. However President Hayes focus... ... middle of paper ... ...nts/grovercleveland22 Benjamin Harrison, “Inaugural Address: Monday, March 4, 1889,”Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States, http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres38.html Whitehouse.gov., “Benjamin Harrison,” Presidents, http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/benjaminharrison Grover Cleveland, “Second Inaugural Address: Saturday, March 4, 1893,” Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States, http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres39.html Whitehouse.gov., “Grover Cleveland,” Presidents, http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/grovercleveland24 Ibid. William McKinley, “First Inaugural Address: Thursday, March 4, 1897,” Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States, http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres40.html Whitehouse.gov., “William McKinley,” Presidents, http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/williammckinley

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  • Explains that the president of the united states delivers his inaugural address with a message of hope and addresses national issues.
  • Explains that president hayes had concerns about the pacification of the country. he advocated securing the protection of all citizens and all their constitutional rights.
  • Explains that president hayes' election to the presidency was one of the most controversial in american history. he took the oath in the white house, removed federal troops from louisiana and south carolina.
  • Analyzes how president garfield declared that the nation's laws should not be subject to debate. he proclaimed the constitution as the supreme law and acknowledged that his decree did not interfere with states' autonomy and the rights of local governments.
  • Analyzes how president garfield reinforced the federal authority over the new york customs house by appointing william h. robertson to run it, which caused friction between the presidency and the senate.
  • Analyzes how president grover cleveland emphasized that the us government was still the government of the people.
  • Explains that he won the presidency with the support of democrats and republicans. he actively barred special favors to economic groups and vetoed fraudulent claims of private pension bills of civil war veterans.
  • Analyzes how president harrison acknowledged the public as true witnesses to his oath for office. he commended the increase of territory and population of the nation, remarked on the influences of religion in charity and temperance.
  • Narrates how he helped shape the new american foreign policy. he submitted a treaty for the annexation of hawaii, appropriation bills for improvements, expansion of the navy, and subsidies for steamship lines.
  • Analyzes how president grover cleveland declared that all americans should contemplate the growth and expansion of the country.
  • Narrates how president cleveland confronted depression during his second term. he was dealing with the treasury crisis, not unemployment, business failures, or farm mortgage foreclosures.
  • Analyzes president mckinley's first inaugural address, stating that the financial system needed revision, international bimetallism was his endeavor to secure it by cooperating with international commercial powers.
  • Describes how president mckinley enacted the highest tariff in history during the depression of 1893. he was unable to restrain congress or the american public.
  • Explains that the inaugural addresses from president hayes to president mckinley conveyed a similar message during the gilded age: civil service reform, economic prosperity, and constitutional guarantees to all citizens.
  • Cites rutherford b. hayes, "inaugural address: monday, march 5, 1877," the biography channel website.
  • Cites whitehouse.gov., "james garfield," presidents, and grover cleveland.
  • Cites whitehouse.gov., "benjamin harrison," presidents, and grover cleveland.
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