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Can you name the missing words in the first half of Franklin D. Roosevelt's inaugural address of 1933?

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President, Mr. Chief Justice, my friends: This is a day of national
consecration. And I am certain that on this day my fellowexpect that on my induction
into the, I will address them with a candor and a decision
which the present situation of our people. This is preeminently the time to speak the
truth, the whole, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from
honestly facing conditions in ourtoday. This great Nation will endure, as it has
endured, will revive andprosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm
belief that the only thing we have tois fear itself - nameless, unreasoning,
unjustified terror which paralyzes neededto convert retreat into advance. In every dark
hour of our national life, aof frankness and of vigor has met with that
understanding and support of thethemselves, which is essential to victory. And I
am convinced that you will again give thatto leadership in these critical days. In such a
spirit on my part andwe face our common difficulties.
They concern, thank, only material things. Values have shrunk to
fantastic levels; taxes have; our ability to pay has fallen; government of all
kinds is faced by serious curtailment of; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents
of trade; the withered leaves of industriallie on every side; farmers find no markets
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for their produce; and the savings of manyin thousands of families are gone. More
important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grimof existence, and an equally great number toll
with little return. Only a foolishcan deny the dark realities of the moment. And
yet our distress comes from no failure of substance.are stricken by no plague of locusts. Compared
with the perils which ourconquered, because they believed and were not
afraid, we still have so much to befor. Nature still offers her bounty and human
efforts have multiplied it. Plenty is at our, but a generous use of it languishes in the
very sight of the supply. Primarily, this is because the rulers of theof mankind's goods have failed, through their
own stubbornness and their own incompetence, havetheir failure, and have abdicated. Practices of
the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in theof public opinion, rejected by the hearts and
minds of men. True, they have. But their efforts have been cast in the pattern
of an outworn tradition. Faced byof credit, they have proposed only the lending
of more money. Stripped of the lure ofby which to induce our people to follow their
false leadership, they have resortedexhortations, pleading tearfully for restored
confidence. They only know the rules of aof self-seekers. They have no vision,
and when there is no vision, the people.

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