The leaders you thought you knew.
This American President is a history podcast that delves into the lives and legacies of the men who have occupied the White House. Each episode immerses you in an era of history by examining the life of a U.S. President. Hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal.
On August 8, 1974, President Nixon addressed the country to announce his resignation as President of the United States. In his address he concludes that it is evident he no longer has a strong enough political base in Congress to justify continuing his efforts to carry out his term. He acknowledges that the interests of the nation should come before personal considerations. He concedes that America needs a full-time President and full-time Congress and that it would be a distraction for him to continue as President. He ends by advocating for future peace among nations abroad and prosperity, justice, and opportunity for all at home.
This is a part of a series of bonus episodes featuring full length presidential speeches.
Produced by Richard Lim and Michael Neal
Assisted by Kolyo Vanchev and Melina Spatharis
Art by Nip Rogers: NipRogers.com
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We’ve had 45 presidents so far, and each one represents an unique chapter in our country’s history.
Those chapters are filled with triumphs and tragedies; success and failures. Some of our presidents were brilliant, and others were just plain bizarre. But they all have a story to tell and helped to shape the country we have today.
In each and every episode of This American President, we will try to tell one of those stories… and we look forward to sharing them with you.
This American President is a history podcast hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal.
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