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State of the Union message, reading copy, 30 January 1961

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-034-003
    Title:
    State of the Union message, reading copy, 30 January 1961
    Date(s) of Materials:
    30 January 1961
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains a reading copy of President Kennedy's State of the Union message that was addressed to Congress at The House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. This reading copy includes handwritten notations by the President. In his speech President Kennedy discusses his concerns regarding the present state of economic recession, the depreciating value of the American dollar, the need for federal aid in education and scientific research, and the need for Congress to respond to certain national matters, including civil rights and clean water supplies. The President also addresses the possible spread of communism in Asia and Latin America, the need to restore peace in the Republic of the Congo, and his plan for Cold War diplomacy, which involved focusing on new military, economic and political tools in order to meet any challenges from the Soviet Union or Communist China.
    Extent:
    60 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    03.
    Series Name:
    Speech Files.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Speech Files. State of the Union message, reading copy, 30 January 1961
    Physical Description:
    60 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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