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Johnson Will Not Seek Reelection
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Facing a country sharply divided over the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson announces in a national television and radio broadcast on March 31, 1968, that he will not seek reelection to the presidency.
Nixon Concedes Defeat in 1962 Governor's Race
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Nixon was defeated by Edmund Brown California's gubernatorial seat. He conceded defeat in one of the most bitter speeches of his political career.
Nixon Declines Candidacy in 1964
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On July 13, 1964, the Republican Party convened at the National Convention in San Francisco to nominate their candidates for the presidency and vice presidency. Though he had flirted with the idea of running for president during the pre-primary period, Richard Nixon makes it clear in his speech that he has decided not to seek a nomination.
Nixon's First Inaugural Address
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After losing his first presidential bid to John F. Kennedy in 1960, former Vice President Richard Nixon brought the Republican Party back into power with a win in the 1968 presidential election. On January 20, 1969, he takes the oath of office and promises to heal a divided nation.
Lyndon Johnson's Inaugural Address
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On January 20, 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson began his first elected term as president of the United States. In his inaugural address, Johnson calls for the nation to unite toward a common goal.
Lyndon Johnson and Robert Kennedy Discuss Election Night Results
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In a recorded telephone conversation on November 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson discusses that night's election results with Robert F. Kennedy, who has just won his Senate race in New York. Johnson speculates about the outcome of his presidential race and asks Kennedy to offer congratulations to his brother Edward for his Senate win in Massachusetts.
Reagan's Second Inaugural Address
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Defeating Democratic nominee Walter Mondale with an unprecedented electoral vote margin, President Ronald Reagan secured a second term as president of the United States. In his inaugural address on January 21, 1985, Reagan introduces the idea of a "new American emancipation."
Herbert Hoover Accepts 1932 Nomination
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In 1928, Herbert Hoover was elected president of the United States in a landslide Republican victory over Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York.
JFK Announces Candidacy for Presidency
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In 1960, John F. Kennedy announced his bid for the presidency when a reporter asked him if he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for vice president.
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