President Ronald Reagan addresses people and talks about the responsibilities of the government and the citizens of the U.S.
Washington DC USA Date:1985, January 21 Duration:8 min 4 sec Sound:Yes
Inaugural Ceremony of U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the United States Capitol in Washington DC. People gathered for the ceremony. President Reagan addresses them. He talks about the greatness of the nation. He also talks about two of America's founding fathers, a Boston lawyer named Adams and a Virginia planter named Jefferson. They had become political rivals in the Presidential election of 1800. After many years when both retired, they began to speak to each other again through letters. In 1826 on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence they both died. He appeals to people to stand together and says that we shall not repeat the mistakes made in the past. People applaud. He says that Americans must simplify our tax system, make it more fair and bring rates down for all who work and earn. He emphasizes the need to take further steps to permanently control Government's power to tax and spend, returning responsibilities to the people, state and local governments, reducing dependency and upgrade the dignity of those who are infirm or disadvantaged.
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