Pres. Carter's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1978-1980
Click here for 10 full quotes from Jimmy Carter in the book Pres. Carter's State of the Union speeches.
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Excerpts from State of the Union speeches by President Jimmy Carter:
- January 19, 1978
- January 23, 1979
- January 23, 1980
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Budget & Economy|
We are winning against unemployment; now focus on inflation.
I do not believe in wage and price controls, but...
Energy & Oil|
Increase production; cut waste; use plentiful fuels.
Gasoline conservation by oil import fee; rationing if needed.
Fair and balanced agreements lowering the barriers to trade.
Turn gobbledygook of Federal regulations into plain English.
Limited public funds for congressional election campaigns.
Never accept a permanent group of unemployed Americans.
Principles & Values|
For the first time in a generation, we face no crisis.
War & Peace|
Continue 4-decade challenge of mounting Soviet power.
The above quotations are from Pres. Carter's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1978-1980.
State of the Union addresses:
- Harry Truman, 1947-1952
- Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-1960
- John Kennedy, 1961-1963
- Lyndon Johnson, 1964-1969
- Richard Nixon, 1970-1974
- Gerald Ford, 1975-1977
- Jimmy Carter, 1978-1980
- Ronald Reagan, 1982-1988
- George Bush Sr., 1990-1992
- Bill Clinton, 1994-2000
- George W. Bush: 2008
- Barack Obama: 2013
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