Transcript for sept 23, 1952: richard nixon delivers his famous checkers speech my fellow americans i come before you tonight as a candidate for the vice president's and as a man whose honesty. The american presidency project contains the most comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the president of the united states compiled by john woolley and gerhard peters. 9/23/52 - richard nixon's checkers speech [september 23, 1952], los angeles, ca, text plus realaudio excerpt source: speeches by and about richard nixon from watergateinfo - checkersasx direct audio source: the authentic history center 1950s speeches page 1.
Now that, my friends, is not nixon speaking, but that's an independent audit which was requested, because i want the american people to know all the facts, and i am not afraid of having independent people go in and check the facts, and that is exactly what they did. Richard nixon's famous checker's speech the above clip is a minute and a half and deals with checkers also discussion and reaction to senator richard nixon's checker's speech(video) below is the entire transcript of nixon's checker's speech my fellow americans: i come before you tonight as a candidate for the vice presidency and as a. Although it would forever be known as nixon's checkers speech, it was actually a political triumph for nixon at the time it was given eisenhower requested nixon to come to west virginia where he was campaigning and greeted nixon at the airport with, dick, you're my boy.
In his 1952 checkers speech, richard nixon was one of the first politicians to use the medium of television to defend himself against accusations of wrong-doing this speech came during the 1952 presidential election campaign. Nixon chose to use the new medium of television to defend himself in the speech he stated that one gift he did receive was a small dog named checkers his two young daughters loved the dog and would not give it up. Richard nixon checkers speech on september 23, 1952 richard milhous nixon sat down to address the largest television audience ever amassed by a politician this was no ordinary political speech.
On sept 23, 1952, vice presidential candidate richard nixon gave a speech defending the existence of a controversial campaign fund his discussion of his family life, including a mention of the family dog named checkers, drew sympathy from the public, helping him maintain his position on the presidential ticket. Nixon, richard: checkers speech richard nixon, then the republican vice presidential candidate, went on television in september 1952 to address accusations of financial improprieties, delivering what came to be known as the checkers speech, the beginning of which is seen in this video clip. Richard nixon's checkers speech by gary_satanovsky richard nixon's sterling law career and distinguished service in the navy during ww ii provided the fuel for a rocketing ride to the top of political circles. The famous speech focused on dismissing rumors that nixon traded favors for monetary contributions although he used personal experiences to portray himself as a commoner, the hook of his argument invokes emotions from his audience as he mentions his dog checkers. Nixon provides a detailed account of his and his family's finances to remove any suspicion the title of the speech refers to the nixon's family dog, checkers, who was a gift but one which nixon declines to return.
Today in history for september 23rd highlights of this day in history: richard nixon gives his 'checkers' speech rome's augustus caesar born lewis and clark finish trek to america's west. Nixon denied using any of the money collected from the politicians for his personal benefit dick laid out his entire net worth, income, expenses, and debts the only thing he accepted for his personal family was a cocker spaniel named checkers which his children adored. September 23, 1952: president nixon's famous checkers speech click to share on facebook (opens in new window) click to share on twitter (opens in new window. Richard nixon's checkers speech, a response to charges brought against the nixon fund, was primarily an effort to explain the behavior of eisenhower's 1952 presidential-campaign staff. Note: in this speech, in an attempt to save his vice presidency, richard nixon, counters critics who claim he took a $18,000 contribution and used it for personal expenses in the speech his denies the accusation except that he admits that his family dog, checkers, was a political gift.
Richard nixon's checkers speech on september 23, 1952, as a candidate for vice president, richard m nixon appears on national television to defend himself against reports that he had taken. During the speech, he stated that regardless of what anyone said, he intended to keep one gift: a black-and-white dog who had been named checkers by the nixon children, thus giving the address. What was the overall purpose of the checkers speech to convince people he hadn't used the fund in the wrong way and to keep his name on the republican ballet what does condit discuss as being revolutionary in the eisenhower- nixon election.
Checkers speech the checkers speech was a nationally-televised address made by sen richard nixon (r-ca) on september 23, 1952 as he was fighting to retain his spot on the national republican ticket as the vice presidential nominee. Richard m nixon's checkers speech is not eloquent it is not tightly organized or unified by any centrist principle the language usage is neither elevated or economical. See american rhetoriccom for full text of nixon's checkers speech and video excerpt see historycom video story on nixon & his checkers speech narrated by roger mudd, which is preceded by short commercial and runs into other segments on the nixon presidency. Nixon loved the speech on its own as the fund speech and asked his future speech writers to review it as mandatory reading checkers didn't live to see nixon become president in 1969 he passed away in 1964 at the age of 13, and his grave is on long island at bideawee pet memorial park in wantagh.