Reagan vows to pursue agenda to end of term 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1988)

Video: 'State of the Union: President Reagan's State of the Union Speech - 1/25/88'

(Monday, January 25, 1988, 9:07 p.m. EST) — In his seventh (and final) State of the Union Message, U.S. President Ronald Reagan said tonight he would remain a vigorous, aggressive President “right to the finish line” of his administration a year from now and urged Congress to show America “that democracy works, even in an election year.”

Reagan pushed for renewed aid to right-wing rebels in Nicaragua, asked for approval of the arms treaty with the Soviet Union and called for an end to federal government financing of abortions.

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