National Affairs: My Countrymen

A new-sworn President's first words are usually, "My Countrymen." Excerpts from what new-sworn President Hoover said next:

Humility. I assume this trust in the humility of knowledge that only through the guidance of Almighty Providence can I hope to discharge its ever-increasing burdens.

The Race. We are steadily building a new race—a new civilization great in its own attainments.

Coolidge. For wise guidance in this great period of recovery the nation is deeply indebted to Calvin Coolidge.

But all this majestic advance should not obscure the constant dangers from which self-government must be safeguarded. The...

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