The American Presidency Project

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April 22, 1983
Ronald Reagan

On this 13th anniversary of Earth Day, I applaud the progress that this nation has made in protecting and enhancing the quality of the environment. Air quality in the United States today, especially in the cities, is much better than it was 13 years ago. Streams, rivers, and lakes all across the country are becoming cleaner. The Congress has enacted legislation which stringently regula...

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This analysis uses graphical data to show trends in variables useful in forecasting past elections.

LBJ shaking hands with Martin Luther King after signing the civil rights act.

Starting in the late 20th Century, Presidential documents show a decidedly new emphasis on recognition of a wide variety of cultural groups