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Kennedy's inaugural address 1961

Fill in the blank, Mr. Bush:

  1. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of ________.
  2. ______________ [is] our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace.
  3. Let us never ____________ out of fear. But let us never fear to ____________.
  4. Let [us] formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of _______—and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of ___________.
  5. Now the trumpet summons us again—not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are—but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”—a struggle against the common enemies of man: ___________ , ___________ , ___________ , ___________, and ___________ itself.
  6. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what ______________________.

See Kennedy’s inaugural address 1961 for the answers.

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