THE PRESIDENCY: State of the Union

Seven years ago I entered my present office with one long-held resolve overriding all others. I was then, and remain now, determined that the U.S. shall become an ever more potent resource for the cause of peace—realizing that peace cannot be for ourselves alone but for peoples everywhere.

Around President Eisenhower as he thus began his eighth State of the Union message sat members of the U.S. Congress, the diplomatic corps including Soviet Ambassador Mikhail Menshikov, the nine Supreme Court justices, the Cabinet (minus vacationing Secretary of State Christian Herter), and galleries...

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