My Fellow Americans: Memorable Inauguration Speech Quotations

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  • John F. Kennedy, Jan. 20, 1961
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, Jan. 20, 1965
  • Richard M. Nixon, Jan. 20, 1973
  • Gerald Ford, Aug. 9, 1974 (after Nixon's resignation)
  • Ronald Reagan, Jan. 20, 1981
  • George H.W. Bush, Jan. 20, 1989
  • Bill Clinton, Jan. 20, 1993
  • George W. Bush, Jan. 20, 2001
  • Barack Obama, Jan. 20, 2009
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  • Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, March 4, 1933

Richard M. Nixon, Jan. 20, 1973

"Let us build a structure of peace in the world in which the weak are as safe as the strong — in which each respects the right of the other to live by a different system — in which those who would influence others will do so by the strength of their ideas, and not by the force of their arms."

(Photo: Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

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