" "You'll show it to the master?" "I ought to have done so on the instant. We must do what no generation has had to do before. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address Saturday, March 4, 1933 I AM certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our Nation impels. Now I WAS, I said to myself, face to face with the elements, and for much of the rest of the day, while I fought my weakness, I could consider that I had been supremely rash.