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State of the Union
Can you name the US President who said these words at one of their States of the Union?
Updated Jul 3, 2012
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Presidential Inaugural Quotes
'The end of the cold war has been a victory for all humanity. A year and a half ago, in Germany, I said our goal was a Europe whole and free. Tonight, Germany is united.
'The origins of this depression lie to some extent within our own borders...'
'Should the acquisition of Louisiana be constitutionally confirmed and carried into effect, a sum of nearly $13M will then be added to our public debt...'
'Civil strife had ceased, the spirit of rebellion had spent its entire force, in the Southern States the people had warmed into national life...'
'...the American continents...are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by European powers.'
'The course of the transactions in relation to the United States and France which have come to my knowledge during your recess will be made the subject of a future communication.'
'[Developing nations] were shocked by the Soviets' sudden and secret attempt to transform Cuba into a nuclear striking base-and by Communist China's arrogant invasion of India.'
'If there's one thing that has unified Democrats and Republicans -- and everybody in between -- it's that we all hated the bank bailout. I hated it. I hated it. I hated it.'
'The existing war with Mexico was neither desired nor provoked by the United States. On the contrary, all honorable means were resorted to to avert it.'
'After more than 10 years of military involvement, all of our troops have returned from Southeast Asia, and they have returned with honor.'
'First of all we are deeply grateful that our sons no longer die on the distant mountains of Korea.'
'My message of last year was necessarily devoted, in great part to a consideration of the Spanish War and of the results it wrought and the conditions it imposed for the future.'
'The jurisdiction of the General Government over interstate commerce has led to the passage of the so-called 'Sherman Anti-trust Law' and the 'Interstate Commerce Law'.'
'Sixty years have elapsed since the establishment of this Government, and the Congress of the United States again assembles to legislate for an empire of freemen.'
'On the 29th of February last I transmitted to the Congress the first annual report of the Civil Service Commission...'
'It is another source of satisfaction that the treaty of peace with Great Britain has been succeeded by a convention on the subject of commerce...of the two countries.'
'I earnestly suggest that the Congress authorize the Treasury of the United States to make to the struggling government of Armenia such a loan as was made to [the Allied Powers].'
'Since the close of the last Congress the Nation has lost President Harding. The world knew his kindness and his humanity, his greatness and his character.'
'States like these and their terrorist allies constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world...these regimes pose a grave and growing danger.'
'At this time in Iran, 50 Americans are still held captive, innocent victims of terrorism and anarchy.'
'It gives me pleasure to announce to Congress that the policy in relation to the removal of the Indians beyond the white settlements is approaching to a happy consummation.'
'Instructions have been given to the commissioner of the United States under our convention with Texas for the demarcation of the line which separates us from that Republic.'
'There can be no settlement unless all Soviet troops are removed and the Afghan people are allowed genuine self-determination.'
'But the dreams of empire of the Japanese and Fascist leaders were modest in comparison with the gargantuan aspirations of Hitler and his Nazis.'
'The treaty between the United States and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, which has recently been made public, will, it is believed, have a beneficial effect...'
'Let us carry forward the plans and programs of John Fitzgerald Kennedy--not because of our sorrow or sympathy, but because they are right.'
'It was the greatest year of achievement in human history. It saw the end of the Nazi-Fascist terror in Europe, and also the end of the malignant power of Japan.'
'The adoption of a constitution for the State of Kentucky has been notified to me.'
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