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U.S. President History

1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history.

1968 - U.S. Presidential candidate Richard Nixon appeared on episode 15 of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". He spoke the show signature line "Sock it to me."

1974 - U.S. President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.

1990 - An eight-minute video tape of an address by U.S. President Bush was shown on Iraqi television. The message warned that action of Saddam Hussein could plunge them into a war "against the world."

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U.S. President Quotes

"We're not merely accelerating the processes of the Industrial Revolution; we're fundamentally transforming it."
- President Reagan, January 11, 1988