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The Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debates, Sept.-Oct. 1960

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  • John F. Kennedy (16)
  • Richard Nixon (20)
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    Excerpts from the 1960 presidential debates between Vice President Richard Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy:
  • September 26, 1960: in Chicago
  • October 7, 1960: in Washington, DC
  • October 13, 1960: Broadcast from New York and Los Angeles
  • October 21, 1960: in New York

    Other historical debate series:
  • Carter vs. Ford, 1976
  • Reagan vs. Carter, 1980
  • Clinton vs. Bush, 1992

    Historical transcripts from the American Presidency Project
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Budget & Economy
    John F. Kennedy: Gold outflow results from obligations abroad.
    John F. Kennedy: More interested in federal programs than in cutting deficit.
    Richard Nixon: Government under Republicans costs less.
    Richard Nixon: Expanding programs while reducing debt will increase taxes.
    Richard Nixon: Cast deciding vote against increasing teachers' salaries.
    Richard Nixon: Federal assistance to integrate schools.
    John F. Kennedy: Wants federal money to go to states for teacher salaries.
    Richard Nixon: Building more schools moves America ahead.
    Richard Nixon: Aid for school construction, not teacher salaries.
    Richard Nixon: Local control more critical than increased teacher salaries.
Energy & Oil
    John F. Kennedy: Cut oil depletion allowance for largest producers.
Foreign Policy
    Richard Nixon: No intervention in Cuba; it violates treaties & UN charter.
    Richard Nixon: 20 new African countries in 1950s, and all chose democracy.
    Richard Nixon: Latin America had 11 dictators in 1953; and only 3 now.
    John F. Kennedy: US has obligation to defend freedom.
    John F. Kennedy: US needs more economic & social strength to fight Communism.
    Richard Nixon: Soviets have a long road before their economy catches ours.
Free Trade
    John F. Kennedy: Persuade other countries not to restrict our goods coming in.
Government Reform
    John F. Kennedy: Government programs help people do what they can't do alone.
Health Care
    John F. Kennedy: Social Security can pay for good medical care for elderly.
    Richard Nixon: Give people freedom to choose health insurance or not.
Homeland Security
    John F. Kennedy: No atmospheric nuclear testing; push multilateral treaty.
    Richard Nixon: USSR is cheating on nuclear tests; push for bilateral treaty.
    John F. Kennedy: Negotiate with USSR from a position of strength.
    Richard Nixon: New powers to deal with strikes, but not government seizure.
    Richard Nixon: To combat unemployment, concentrate on depressed areas.
Principles & Values
    John F. Kennedy: Rendezvous with destiny: get America moving again in 1960s.
Social Security
    Richard Nixon: Social Security is a tax; expanding it costs taxpayers.
    John F. Kennedy: Put medical care for the aged under Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Richard Nixon: Raising taxes OK to maintain sound economy & sound dollar.
    John F. Kennedy: USSR is ahead in space; focus more on new science.
    Richard Nixon: We're ahead of the Soviets in space, 28 launches to 8.
War & Peace
    John F. Kennedy: Defend Quemoy and Matsu if Communist China attacks Taiwan.
    Richard Nixon: GOP isn't trigger-happy; we ended wars while Dems joined.
    Richard Nixon: To win Cold War, launch offensive for hearts & minds & souls.
Welfare & Poverty
    John F. Kennedy: Meet the problem of 25 million who are poorly fed.

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