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January 20, 1953: First Inaugural Address

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 20, 1953

Source National Archives

Eisenhower challenges citizens to help lead the world towards a future of freedom by making peace a way of life. He stresses the interdependence of the world, especially in economics, through nine principles he introduces to shape U.S. world leadership. The audio recording begins with Richard Nixon taking the vice presidential oath of office followed by the singing of "America the Beautiful" and a prayer. President Eisenhower begins his speech at 9:45 on the recording.

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January 20, 1953: First Inaugural Address

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