Inaugural Speeches In his second inaugural, Bush affirms the bold central foreign policy goal of his presidency: "to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world."
Inaugural Speeches In his second inaugural address, Eisenhower denounces the Soviets for supressing rebellions in East Berlin and Hungary and pledges support to countries fighting communism. But during his second term, Eisenhower will refuse to intervene in the Soviet bloc.
Inaugural Speeches Only a few days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, President Johnson addresses Congress and the nation about continuing the work of Kennedy and the need for national unity.
Inaugural Speeches When Dwight D. Eisenhower's name was first mentioned as a possible candidate for the presidency in 1948, the General had never even voted. But once Ike decided to run in 1952, he won in a landslide.
Inaugural Speeches In his second inaugural speech, Nixon, a conservative Republican, rails against big government and its "condescending policies of paternalism." He demands that government "learn to take less from people so that people can do more for themselves."
Inaugural Speeches Heavily criticized for his economic programs and federal deregulation, Reagan was vulnerable when he ran for reelection. But the Gipper won in a landslide, carrying every state except for Minnesota and the District of Columbia.
Inaugural Speeches Carter was a complete newcomer on the national stage when he ran for president in 1976. But in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, public dissatisfaction with the Republican Party helped propel him to victory.
Inaugural Speeches George H.W. Bush ran for president on Ronald Reagan's coattails, but also tried to distance himself from what some saw as his predecessor's harsh social policies. Here, in his inaugural address, Bush calls for a "kinder gentler nation."
Inaugural Speeches In his bid for president, Reagan asked voters, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" He won convincingly and the GOP seized control of the Senate for the first time since 1952, marking the start of the so-called "Reagan Revolution."
Inaugural Speeches Bill Clinton adopted the conservative theme of personal responsibility from the Republicans. In his first inaugural, he tells the country, "We must do what America does best: offer more opportunity to all and demand more responsibility from all."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., today criticized President Obama's inauguration speech Monday as detrimental to bipartisanship, and said it's "clear" from his remarks that "the era of liberalism is back."
Barack Obama has become the nation's 44th president. Watch the final part of President Obama's inaugural address. (Jan. 20)
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President Obama will lay out his vision for his second term in his inaugural address. CBS News' Major Garrett reports.
Inaugural Speeches Thousands of spectators flock to hear Warren G. Harding take the oath of office. In the election of 1920, the Republican Harding won the greatest landslide to date; his victory is seen as a repudiation of the progressivism of the Wilson administration.
The Presidential Inauguration Barack Obama delivers his inaugural speech after taking the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States.