On March 4, 1929, President Herbert Hoover gave his inaugural address to the nation. Here’s an excerpt:
Ours is a land rich in resources; stimulating in its glorious beauty; filled with millions of happy homes; blessed with comfort and opportunity. In no nation are the institutions of progress more advanced. In no nation are the fruits of accomplishment more secure. In no nation is the government more worthy of respect. No country is more loved by its people. I have an abiding faith in their capacity, integrity and high purpose. I have no fears for the future of our country. It is bright with hope.
Excerpt from Inaugural Address of President Herbert Hoover, March 4, 1929