State of the Union Address, 30 January 1961

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State of the Union Address, 30 January 1961
30 January 1961
1 audio tape/reel (43 minutes)
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Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s State of the Union message addressed to Congress at the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy discusses his concerns regarding the present economic recession, the depreciation of the American dollar, the need for federal aid in education and scientific research, and Congress’ duty to respond to domestic issues, such as civil rights and clean water supplies. The President also discusses the possible spread of communism in Asia and Latin America, the need to restore peace in the Republic of Congo, and his plan for Cold War diplomacy, which focuses on the use of new military, economic, and political tools to meet potential challenges from the Soviet Union or Communist China.
Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. White House Army Signal Agency. (05/01/1954 - 1962)