I have come to know the leaders of the world, the great forces, the hatreds, the fears that divide the world. Eisenhower, and my fellow citizens of this great and good country we share together: When we met here four years ago, America was bleak in spirit, depressed by the prospect of seemingly endless war abroad and of destructive conflict at home. We do your research and writing. Let us take as our goal: where peace is unknown, make it welcome; where peace is fragile, make it strong; where peace is temporary, make it permanent. In pursuing our goals of full employment, better housing, excellence in education; in rebuilding our cities and improving our rural areas; in protecting our environment and enhancing the quality of life—in all these and more, we will and must press urgently forward.
Let us resolve that this will be what it can become: a time of great responsibilities greatly borne, in which we renew the spirit and the promise of America as we enter our third century as a nation. Greatness comes in simple trappings. From this day forward, let each of us make a solemn commitment in his own heart: to bear his responsibility, to do his part, to live his ideals, so that together we can see the dawn of a new age of progress for America, and together, as we celebrate our 200th anniversary as a nation, we can do so proud in the fulfillment of our promise to ourselves and to the world. Richard Milhous Nixon: First Inaugural Address. The essence of freedom is that each of us shares in the shaping of his own destiny. I know the heart of America is good. Our crisis today is in reverse.
We are caught in war, wanting peace. Until he has been part of a cause larger than himself no man is truly whole. I think of the dreams they had for America, and I think of how each recognized that he needed help far beyond himself in order to make those dreams come true. The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep. So let us encourage individuals at home and nations abroad to do more for themselves, to decide more for themselves. In our own lives, let each of us ask—not just what will government do for me, but what can I do for myself? What kind of nation we will be, what kind of world we will live in, whether we shape the future in the image of our hopes, is ours to determine by our actions and our choices. No man can be fully free while his neighbor is not.
Doing so helps him bond with his audience and let them know that he,. Unless we in America work to preserve the peace, there will be no peace. I speak from my own heart, and the heart of my country, the deep concern we have for those who suffer, and those who sorrow. Retrieved 15 May 2017 — via YouTube. During the ceremony, Look With Pride On Our Flag, a song dedicated to President Nixon and composed by , was played.
And I pledge to you that where this Government should act, we will act boldly and we will lead boldly. The way to fulfillment is in the use of our talents; we achieve nobility in the spirit that inspires that use. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. As America's longest and most difficult war comes to an end, let us again learn to debate our differences with civility and decency. But as our eyes catch the dimness of the first rays of dawn, let us not curse the remaining dark. These resignations were detrimental to Nixon. Nixon wrote numerous books and publications detailing his role in public life and foreign policy after leaving the presidency.
We have shared our wealth more broadly than ever. Let us resolve that this era we are about to enter will not be what other postwar periods have so often been: a time of retreat and isolation that leads to stagnation at home and invites new danger abroad. Until he has been part of a cause larger than himself, no man is truly whole. Let us go forward from here confident in hope, strong in our faith in one another, sustained by our faith in God who created us, and striving always to serve His purpose. But to all those who would be tempted by weakness, let us leave no doubt that we will be as strong as we need to be for as long as we need to be. The spiraling pace of change allows us to contemplate, within our own lifetime, advances that once would have taken centuries. And because our strengths are so great, we can afford to appraise our weaknesses with candor and to approach them with hope.
By continuing to revitalize our traditional friendships, and by our missions to Peking and to Moscow, we were able to establish the base for a new and more durable pattern of relationships among the nations of the world. Let us build a structure of peace in the world in which the weak are as safe as the strong—in which each respects the right of the other to live by a different system—in which those who would influence others will do so by the strength of their ideas, and not by the force of their arms. But to all those who would be tempted by weakness, let us leave no doubt that we will be as strong as we need to be for as long as we need to be. In pursuing our goals of full employment, better housing, excellence in education; in rebuilding our cities and improving our rural areas; in protecting our environment and enhancing the quality of life--in all these and more, we will and must press urgently forward. This honor now beckons America--the chance to help lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil, and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization. Richard Nixon's Inaugural address Analysis By Erin Achille Richard Nixon styled his inaugural address speech in order to direct his audience and fulfill his purpose by using ethos pathos and logos. The repetition of these words throughout the speech reminds you of the speakers purpose.
As we learn to go forward together at home, let us also seek to go forward together with all mankind. For the first time, because the people of the world want peace, and the leaders of the world are afraid of war, the times are on the side of peace. Standing in this same place a third of a century ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed a Nation ravaged by depression and gripped in fear. Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But we are approaching the limits of what government alone can do.
We do your research and writing, saving you precious time. I know that peace does not come through wishing for it, that there is no substitute for days and even years of patient and prolonged diplomacy. America's record in this century has been unparalleled in the world's history for its responsibility, for its generosity, for its creativity and for its progress. Just as we respect the right of each nation to determine its own future, we also recognize the responsibility of each nation to secure its own future. Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in. The second third of this century has been a time of proud achievement.