James Monroe Photo Gallery and related media
President James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758.
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At just 5'4", James Madison was hardly a commanding presence, but that didn't stop him from shaping American history.
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John F. Kennedy answers back to Nixon's accusation of supporting federal control of teacher salaries. Kennedy explains that was not the question before the Senate in February, the issue was whether to give federal aid to the state to support education.
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Nixon's Opening Statement
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On January 20, 1977, after being sworn in as the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter delivers a short speech and, along with his wife and daughter, walks during the Inaugural Parade from Capitol Hill to the White House. He was the first president to make the journey on foot.
George H. W. Bush's Inaugural Address
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On January 20, 1989, former Vice President George H. W. Bush took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 41st president of the United States. In his address, Bush reiterates his campaign promise for a "kinder, gentler" nation, and also emphasizes the need to deal with the federal budget deficit.
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Nixon’s First Inaugural Address
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Franklin D. Roosevelt on New Deal Programs
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In his April 28, 1935, fireside chat radio broadcast, President Franklin D. Roosevelt praises the newly adopted Works Relief Program and discusses the new Social Security Act recently introduced in Congress.
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