Pres. Kennedy's of the Union messages to Congress, 1961-1963
Click here for 16 full quotes from John F. Kennedy in the book Pres. Kennedy's of the Union speeches.
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Excerpts from State of the Union speeches by President Jack Kennedy:
- January 30, 1961
- January 11, 1962
- January 14, 1963
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Budget & Economy|
Since 1958 recession, the American economy is in trouble.
Economic stimulus took us from recession to recovery.
Shift tax payments of large corporations to a current time.
New weapons to combat organized crime.
Crack down on the illicit sale of habit-forming drugs.
Free the Americas of all foreign domination and all tyranny.
Alianza Para Progreso: Food-for-Peace to Latin America.
Peace Corps carries spirit of America abroad.
No need for restrictive trade policies.
New instrument of trade policy with European Common Market.
More air-lift; more submarines; more missiles.
Temporary recession increases in unemployment compensation.
Permanent strengthening of our unemployment compensation.
Apply withholding requirements to dividends & interest.
Obsolete tax system drags on private employment.
Cooperate with USSR on weather satellites & exploring space.
The above quotations are from Pres. Kennedy's of the Union messages to Congress, 1961-1963.
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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