U.S. President Richard Nixon addresses nation about steps to end the war in Vietnam. He asks support of the "silent majority"
Washington DC USA Date:1969, November 3 Duration:6 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
Stand of U.S. President Richard Nixon on Vietnam War. President Nixon addresses the nation about the Vietnam War from White House. He details how United States got involved in the war. He talks of protests and demonstrations of anti war activists and wants an everlasting solution to the problem. He reminds of Woodrow Wilson's efforts to end wars and peace. Nixon tells the youth of America about their demonstrations: "I respect your idealism. I share your concern for peace. I want peace as much as you do." He speaks to the "great silent majority" of Americans (contrasted with the youth demonstrators) and asks for their support in fighting "the forces of totalitarianism" and in supporting his plans for fighting and ending the war. He asks that Americans be united for peace and united against defeat. In the final part of this speech segment, President Nixon invokes the term "silent majority."
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