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Presidential quotations: Test your knowledge of second inaugural speeches

Here are quotes taken from the Inaugural Addresses of second-term presidents. Not all are famous but each reveals an idea, something about the times -- or just a bit of characteristic eloquence -- that might make you guess right. HINT: They're not in chronological order.

- Robert A. LehrmanCorrespondent

1. Which president said, "Our children have been taught to be ashamed of their country, ashamed of their parents, ashamed of America's role at home and of its role in the world."

Richard Nixon, 1973, lamenting young protesters against the Vietnam War, and expressing his confidence that "this will not be the verdict of history."

Richard Nixon, 1973, lamenting young protesters against the Vietnam War, and expressing his confidence that "this will not be the verdict of history."

Richard Nixon, 1973, lamenting young protesters against the Vietnam War, and expressing his confidence that "this will not be the verdict of history."

Richard Nixon, 1973, lamenting young protesters against the Vietnam War, and expressing his confidence that "this will not be the verdict of history."

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Jimmy Carter

 

Richard Nixon

 

Gerald Ford

 

Bill Clinton

 
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