After eight years in the shadow of Eisenhower and eight more years out of office, Richard Nixon brought to the presidency in rich experience as an observer of foreign affairs and shrewd notions about how… Presidency Nixon won the Republican nomination for president in by putting together a coalition that included Southern conservatives led by Sen.
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I'm talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House. And this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made. For every American this has to be the proudest day of our lives. And for people all over the world I am sure they, too, join with Americans in recognizing what a feat this is.
Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world. As you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one.
Only Americans can do that. Our teachers, preachers, and politicians have gone too far in advocating the idea that each individual should determine what laws are good and what laws are bad, and that he then should obey the law he likes and disobey the law he dislikes.
Men of intellectual and moral eminence who encourage public disobedience of the law are responsible for the acts of those who inevitably follow their counsel: For example, to the professor objecting to de facto segregation, it may be crystal clear where civil disobedience may begin and where it must end.
But the boundaries have become fluid to his students and other listeners. Today in the urban slums, the limits of responsible action are all but invisible. To tolerate that is to invite anarchy. Riots were also the most virulent symptoms to date of another, and in some ways graver, national disorder — the decline in respect for public authority and the rule of law in America.
Far from being a great society, our is becoming a lawless society. Our opinion-makers have gone too far in promoting the doctrine that when a law is broken, society, not the criminal is to blame.
There can be no right to revolt in this society; no right to demonstrate outside the law, and, in Lincoln 's words, 'no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law'.
In a civilized nation no man can excuse his crime against the person or property of another by claiming that he, too, has been a victim of injustice.
First Inaugural Address [ edit ] Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries.
This can be such a moment. Forces now are converging that make possible, for the first time, the hope that many of man's deepest aspirations can at last be realized. The spiraling pace of change allows us to contemplate, within our own lifetime, advances that once would have taken centuries.
In throwing wide the horizons of space, we have discovered new horizons on earth. For the first time, because the people of the world want peace, and the leaders of the world are afraid of war, the times are on the side of peace.
The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep. What kind of nation we will be, what kind of world we will live in, whether we shape the future in the image of our hopes, is ours to determine by our actions and our choices.
The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. This honor now beckons America — the chance to help lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil, and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization.
If we succeed, generations to come will say of us now living that we mastered our moment, that we helped make the world safe for mankind.
This is our summons to greatness. Richard Nixon,p. I have seen them. They are the greatest. You see these bums, you know, blowing up the campuses. Listen, the boys that are on the college campuses today are the luckiest people in the world, going to the greatest universities, and here they are burning up the books, I mean storming around about this issue — I mean you name it — get rid of the war; there will be another one.
Out there we've got kids who are just doing their duty. They stand tall, and they are proud. I am sure they are scared.Richard Milhous Nixon was born on his father's lemon farm in Yorba Linda, California, on January 9, Of the four other sons in the family, two died in childhood. After the farm failed, the family moved to Whittier, California, where Nixon's father ran a grocery store.
Nixon had a troubled. Overall, however, “Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of An American Politician” provides extraordinary access to Nixon’s life through his election as Vice President. It is regrettable Morris never completed this series, and Nixon’s personal life and inner-self are somewhat under-covered.
First Lady Biography: Pat Nixon. THELMA CATHERINE "PAT" RYAN NIXON Born: Ely, Nevada 16 March, *Although she was born as Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon, she assumed the name of "Patricia," or "Pat" upon the death of her father; of Irish parentage, he had first called her "St.
Patrick's babe in the morn," because she was born at night, just hours before St. Patrick's Day. Early life. Richard Milhous Nixon was born on January 9, in Yorba Linda, California, in a house that was built by his father.
His parents were Hannah (Milhous) Nixon and Francis A. Nixon. His mother was a Quaker, and his father converted from Methodism to the Quaker faith. Watch video · Born on January 9, , in Yorba Linda, California, Richard Milhous Nixon was the second of five children born to Frank Nixon and Hannah Milhous Nixon.
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