It is fitting, therefore, that we take this occasion to proclaim to the world the essential principles of the faith by which we live, and to declare our aims to all peoples. For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and the skill to relieve the suffering of these people. Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice. On the basis of these four major courses of action we hope to help create the conditions that will lead eventually to personal freedom and happiness for all mankind. Narrator: On this sparkling, chilled winter day President Truman leaves Capitol Hill to take his place in the parade to the White House Reviewing Staff. First, we will continue to give unfaltering support to the United Nations and related agencies, and we will continue to search for ways to strengthen their authority and increase their effectiveness.
We are aided by all who long for economic security--for the security and abundance that men in free societies can enjoy. Presidents most frequently use the thumbs-up gesture, pointing and open palm gestures. We have encouraged, by precept and example, the expansion of world trade on a sound and fair basis. The first half of this century has been marked by unprecedented and brutal attacks on the rights of man, and by the two most frightful wars in history. The President went to the East Portico of the Capitol to take the oath of office on two Bibles; the personal one he had used for the first oath, and a Gutenberg Bible donated by the citizens of Independence, Missouri. Their contributions will be warmly welcomed.
Events have brought our American democracy to new influence and new responsibilities. We invite other countries to pool their technological resources in this undertaking. Check out our other writing samples, like our resources on , ,. Such new economic developments must be devised and controlled to the benefit of the peoples of the areas in which they are established. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. With God's help, the future of mankind will be assured in a world of justice, harmony, and peace. Communism maintains that social wrongs can be corrected only by violence.
For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and the skill to relieve the suffering of these people. Almost a year ago, in company with 16 free nations of Europe, we launched the greatest cooperative economic program in history. Security and prosperity Slowly but surely we are weaving a world fabric of international security and growing prosperity. Greater production is the key to prosperity and peace. In the pursuit of these aims, the United States and other like-minded nations find themselves directly opposed by a regime with contrary aims and a totally different concept of life. Those that confront us now are as momentous as any in the past. From this faith we will not be moved.
We have encouraged, by precept and example, the expansion of world trade on a sound and fair basis. That false philosophy is communism. We believe that our partners in this effort will achieve the status of self-supporting nations once again. The primary purpose of these agreements is to provide unmistakable proof of the joint determination of the free countries to resist armed attack from any quarter. Each period of our national history has had its special challenges. The material resources which we can afford to use for the assistance of other peoples are limited. In due time, as our stability becomes manifest, as more and more nations come to know the benefits of democracy and to participate in growing abundance, I believe that those countries which now oppose us will abandon their delusions and join with the free nations of the world in a just settlement of international differences.
The old imperialism -- exploitation for foreign profit -- has no place in our plans. The included proposals for expanded , increased aid to education, a higher , federal protection for civil rights, and national. We are confident of the success of this major venture in world recovery. Democracy alone can supply the vitalizing force to stir the peoples of the world into triumphant action, not only against their human oppressors, but also against their ancient enemies— hunger, misery, and despair. On the basis of these four major courses of action we hope to help create the conditions that will lead eventually to personal freedom and happiness for all mankind. Hundreds of millions of people all over the world now agree with us, that we need not have war—that we can have peace.
Guarantees to the investor must be balanced by guarantees in the interest of the people whose resources and whose labor go into these developments. Truman, left, and Vice President Alben W. Hundreds of millions of people all over the world now agree with us, that we need not have war--that we can have peace. Our aim should be to help the free peoples of the world, through their own efforts, to produce more food, more clothing, more materials for housing, and more mechanical power to lighten their burdens. Truman, daughter Margaret, Alben Barkley's daughter, the Vice President elect, and the Chief Executive depart for the inaugural ceremony. I believe that we should make available to peace-loving peoples the benefits of our store of technical knowledge in order to help them realize their aspirations for a better life.
Each period of our national history has had its special challenges. I accept it with a resolve to do all that I can for the welfare of this Nation and for the peace of the world. Next, come the cadets of the United States Coast Guard Academy. We are aided by all who wish to live in freedom from fear -- even by those who live today in fear under their own governments. Their contributions will be warmly welcomed. Their poverty is a handicap and a threat both to them and to more prosperous areas.