Nixon talks about the increase in GNP and average family income during the presidential election debate in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1960, September 26 Duration:8 min 17 sec Sound:Yes
The first Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in Chicago, Illinois. Moderator Howard K. Smith invites Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon to give his opening statement. Nixon begins his statement. He talks about the huge competition faced by the United States. He states that he disagrees with Kennedy's statement on the poor growth in national product. Instead he states that there has been a 6% growth of Gross National Product (GNP) in the past years. He compares the overall development of the country during the Truman Administration and the Eisenhower Administration. He states that there has been a continuous progress in the field of education, hydroelectric power, hospitals and highways. He discusses the improvement in Gross National Product and the average family income. He discuss effective plans and programs in the every field. He compares the effective styles of spending of the Federal government and the Democratic government. In his final point he states that his disagreement with Kennedy is not about the goals for America but only about the means to reach those goals.
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