The World's Great Speeches - United States Government Summary & Analysis

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United States Government Summary and Analysis

Bernard Mannes Baruch, adviser to the President, presents a speech in 1946 urging "Control of Atomic Weapons." Baruch said the very idea of the atomic bomb is terrible but says the fact that people fear the powerful potential will not be enough to forbid its use. He says having the scientific knowledge is a fact but that he hopes the ethics of the situation will rule the decision. Harry S. Truman addresses the nation on "The Power of the President," citing the need for strong leadership and says that leadership has to be a global effort rather than just leadership for America.

In "Old Soldiers Never Die," Douglas MacArthur addresses Congress in 1951, outlining the reasons for his actions in Korea and asking Congress to look past partisan issues to the heart of the situation. He ends his speech...

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