President Richard M. Nixon’s Second Inaugural Address, January 20, 1973*

I, RICHARD NIXON, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God. Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Senator Cook, Mrs. Eisenhower, and myContinue reading “President Richard M. Nixon’s Second Inaugural Address, January 20, 1973*”

President Richard M. Nixon’s First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1969*

Senator Dirksen, Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. Vice president, President Johnson, Vice president Humphrey, my fellow Americans-and my fellow citizens of the world community: I ask you to share with me today the majesty of this moment. In the orderly transfer of power, we celebrate the unity that keeps us free. Each moment in history isContinue reading “President Richard M. Nixon’s First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1969*”

President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Inaugural Address, January 20, 1965*

My fellow countrymen: On this occasion the oath I have taken before you and before God is not mine alone, but ours together. We are one nation and one people. Our fate as a nation and our future as a people rest not upon one citizen but upon all citizens. That is the majesty andContinue reading “President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Inaugural Address, January 20, 1965*”