Harry Truman Speaks to a Joint Session of Congress for the First Time, and Albert Einstein Addresses a Federal World Government Rally
Harry S. Truman speaks to a joint session of Congress for the first time, having recently assumed the presidency. After being introduced by the doorkeeper of the house, Ralph Roberts, Harry Truman first laments the loss of Franklin Roosevelt, who was laid to rest on the previous day. Truman pledges that America will continue the fight for freedom until no vestige of resistance remains. In the second portion of the recording, Albert Einstein addresses a federal world government rally. The world renowned scientist speaks of economic and technological development. He comments on world government, and the United Nations organization. He answers questions posed by students, including concerns over the development of nuclear weapons. The quality of the recording is such that Einstein's accented speech is difficult to understand.
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