1952 State of the Union Address

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The 1952 State of the Union Address was given by Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, on January 9, 1952. It was given to both houses of Congress at the same time. In it, he said these words: "If the Soviet leaders were to accept this proposal, it would lighten the burden of armaments, and permit the resources of the earth to be devoted to the good of mankind. But until the Soviet Union accepts a sound disarmament proposal, and joins in peaceful settlements, we have no choice except to build up our defenses."[1]