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State of the Union Address   By: (1865-1923)

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In the book State of the Union Address, author Warren G. Harding provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of his presidential term in the United States. Harding, the 29th president of the nation, presents his thoughts and opinions on various domestic and foreign policy matters, addressing the state of affairs and sharing his vision for the future.

Throughout the book, Harding showcases his rhetorical prowess and statesman-like demeanor, holding true to the tradition of delivering these annual addresses to Congress. His writing style is clear, concise, and persuasive, enabling readers to easily follow his train of thought and understand the intricacies of the issues at hand.

One aspect that stands out about Harding's work is his commitment to transparency and honesty. He provides a realistic assessment of the country's challenges, openly acknowledging the areas where his administration has fallen short. This level of self-awareness is refreshing, especially considering that political leaders often tend to spin the narratives in their favor.

Moreover, Harding's emphasis on economic recovery and stability shines through in his rhetoric. While the nation was still reeling from the effects of World War I, Harding offers a hopeful vision of a prosperous future, outlining his plans to promote business growth, trade, and job creation. His dedication to economic expansion is evident, as he proposes actions to combat rising unemployment rates and foster a favorable climate for investment.

However, it is worth noting that some critics argue that Harding's promises and intentions may not have materialized to the extent he envisioned. Nevertheless, it is important to recognize that State of the Union Address is a snapshot of a particular era and should be evaluated within the context of the challenges and limitations of its time.

One of the book's strengths lies in its accessibility. Harding succeeds in conveying complex ideas in a manner that resonates with both policymakers and average citizens. Whether one is deeply involved in politics or simply interested in understanding the course of the nation's governance, this book can serve as an informative resource.

In conclusion, State of the Union Address by Warren G. Harding is an indispensable historical document that offers insight into the mind of a former president during a critical period in American history. Harding's ability to articulate his vision for the United States, his transparency in discussing challenges and shortcomings, and his commitment to economic progress make this book a compelling read for anyone interested in understanding the essence of his presidency.

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Dates of addresses by Warren Harding in this eBook: December 6, 1921 December 8, 1922

State of the Union Address Warren Harding December 6, 1921


It is a very gratifying privilege to come to the Congress with the Republic at peace with all the nations of the world. More, it is equally gratifying to report that our country is not only free from every impending, menace of war, but there are growing assurances of the permanency of the peace which we so deeply cherish.

For approximately ten years we have dwelt amid menaces of war or as participants in war's actualities, and the inevitable aftermath, with its disordered conditions, bits added to the difficulties of government which adequately can not be appraised except by, those who are in immediate contact and know the responsibilities. Our tasks would be less difficult if we had only ourselves to consider, but so much of the world was involved, the disordered conditions are so well nigh universal, even among nations not engaged in actual warfare, that no permanent readjustments can be effected without consideration of our inescapable relationship to world affairs in finance and trade. Indeed, we should be unworthy of our best traditions if we were unmindful of social, moral, and political conditions which are not of direct concern to us, but which do appeal to the human sympathies and the very becoming interest of a people blest with our national good fortune... Continue reading book >>

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