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Title: “Silent Majority” (1969)
Sender: Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon (1913-1994) was the 37th president of the United States. Before that, Nixon served as vice president under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Nixon’s Vietnamization policy was intended to end the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. In his “Silent Majority” speech, Nixon presents his policy and calls for American citizens to support him and his goal. The speech was a response to one of the largest anti-war protests where 15 million Americans marched against the Vietnam War and called for an immediate withdrawal of all American troops in Vietnam.
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