Presidential Speeches

January 22, 1970: State of the Union Address

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Richard Nixon

January 22, 1970

Source National Archives

President Nixon proposes that the new decade should be a time of governmental reform. He first urges that America strive to achieve its pursuit of peace throughout the world. The President then puts forth his plan for economic growth and proposes a balanced budget as the basis for this growth. Nixon also suggests reworking the welfare system, combating urban crime, and rewarding environmental responsibility as part of his new plan for America.

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January 22, 1970: State of the Union Address

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