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President Nixon and His Cabinet

January 22, 1969
Source: National Archives

Just two days after being sworn in, President Richard Nixon, fifth from right, met with members of his Cabinet in the White House Cabinet Room. The Nixon administration took office in a period of national turmoil caused by, among other things, growing frustration with the Vietnam War and recent political assassinations, including presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy and civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

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