Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

America's Place in a Changing World

Title

America's Place in a Changing World

Description

Prepared remarks of Abbitt before the Chesapeake Shrine Club in Chesapeake, Virginia. Abbitt noted it was the firs time he spoken in Chesapeake since the city had been redistricted into the fourth Congressional district. Abbitt's speech characterized the United States as the greatest nation "on the face of the earth.” He extolled the preciousness of American citizenship and paid tribute to Americans who had served in foreign wars including “American boys [who] are dying tonight in Viet-Nam." While noting his opposition to foreign aid, Abbitt held it up as an example of American selflessness in world affairs.




on Monday, October 18, 1965, described what he believed it meant to be an American citizen.

Creator

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998

Date

1965-10-18

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Chesapeake, Virginia

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Citation

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, “America's Place in a Changing World,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed June 19, 2018, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/165.

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