LBJ announces his plans “Towards the Great Society” on this day in history. Watch his famous speech here.
January 4, 1965. LBJ gives his State of the Union address.
“A President does not shape a new and personal vision of America.
He collects it from the scattered hopes of the American past.
It existed when the first settlers saw the coast of a new world, and when the first pioneers moved westward.
It has guided us every step of the way.
It sustains every President. But it is also your inheritance and it belongs equally to all the people that we all serve.
It must be interpreted anew by each generation for its own needs; as I have tried, in part, to do tonight.
It shall lead us as we enter the third century of the search for ‘a more perfect union.’”
Read it in full here.
I’m not at all sure what speech is in the TelePrompter tonight - but I hope we can talk about the state of the Union.
President Bill Clinton, State of the Union Address
January 25, 1994
And here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world.
President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address
January 31, 2006
In the face of widespread hardship our people have demonstrated daily a magnificent sense of humanity, of individual and community responsibility for the welfare of the less fortunate.
President Herbert Hoover, State of the Union Address
December 6, 1932
And for the first time in our history, a woman sits on the highest court in the land.
President Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address
January 26, 1982
Let each of us put our country ahead of our party, and ahead of our own personal interests.
President Harry S. Truman, State of the Union Address
January 8, 1951
I propose to use whatever authority exists in the office of the President to end segregation in the District of Columbia, including the Federal Government, and any segregation in the Armed Forces.
President Eisenhower, State of the Union Address
February 2, 1953