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Shortest Way Home,
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Becoming,
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Our Revolution,
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This Fight Is Our Fight,
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Outsider in the White House,
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Pres. Truman's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1947-1952


Click here for 25 full quotes from Harry S Truman in the book Pres. Truman's State of the Union speeches.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    Excerpts from State of the Union speeches by President Harry S. Truman:

  • January 6, 1947
  • January 7, 1948
  • January 5, 1949
  • January 4, 1950
  • January 8, 1951
  • January 9, 1952

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Budget & Economy
    Economic policy to avoid inflationary wage & price increases.
    We need lower prices, higher wages, and more electricity.
Civil Rights
    Committee on Civil Rights: equal protection under law.
Corporations
    Vigorously enforce the anti-trust laws.
    Business cycle is man-made; protect against "boom & bust".
Education
    Department of health & education: schools for all citizens.
Energy & Oil
    No US monopoly on atomic energy; but no military atomics.
Environment
    Expand mineral discovery to avoid becoming "have not" nation.
    Wise use of rivers, with non-private multiple-purpose dams.
Foreign Policy
    Create moral & legal framework to avoid evil & war.
    With tremendous strength comes tremendous responsibilities.
Free Trade
    Join International Trade Organization & expand world trade.
Health Care
    National health program: adequate care to all who need it.
Homeland Security
    UN should control weapons of mass destruction.
    Mobilize by extending draft & taxes to pay for defense.
    Propose Soviet disarmament; but build up army to 3 million.
Jobs
    Government should assist in free collective bargaining.
Principles & Values
    The basic source of our national strength is spiritual.
Social Security
    System is only half finished; extend to millions more.
Tax Reform
    Establish a per-person cost-of-living tax credit.
War & Peace
    Terminate hostilities from WWII and end emergency powers.
    Aggression in Korea is part of Communist world conquest.
    Oppose the menacing imperialism of the Soviet Union.
    The threat of world war is still very real.
Welfare & Poverty
    Maintain rent control, especially in metropolitan areas.


The above quotations are from Pres. Truman's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1947-1952.

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