Pres. Nixon's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1970-1974
Click here for 16 full quotes from Richard Nixon in the book Pres. Nixon's State of the Union speeches.
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Excerpts from State of the Union speeches by President Richard Nixon:
- January 22, 1970
- January 22, 1971
- January 20, 1972
- January 30, 1974
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Define the nature and extent of the basic rights of privacy.
Declare and win the war against crime.
Make peace with nature; restore nature to its natural state.
$10 billion for nationwide clean water program.
Families & Children|
We believe in the family as the keystone of the community.
Trade creates jobs for America's workers in world markets.
Nations change, they adapt, or they slowly die.
Reduce from 12 Cabinet Departments to 8.
No American will miss basic medical care by inability to pay.
Wrong to put health care system under heavy federal hand.
Maintain nuclear deterrent to meet threats to US or allies.
Full employment budget: stimulus balances jobs & inflation.
War & Peace|
Immediate goal: end Vietnam war; we are making progress.
FactCheck: No, Vietnam War ended in 1975, not 1973.
For the first time in 12 years, America is at peace.
Welfare & Poverty|
Place floor under the income of every family with children.
The above quotations are from Pres. Nixon's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1970-1974.
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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