Silent Majority reaction letters

"Dear President Nixon"

Nixon, Haldeman, and Silent Majority telegrams

In the days and weeks following President Nixon's November 3, 1969 "Silent Majority" speech, the White House received several thousand telegrams and letters from the American people.

The majority of the letters expressed support and a lesser amount were critical of the President's remarks. We have reviewed and opened five archives boxes each of PRO and CON, and are making a selection available online. Click the links below to view the letters.


"Dear Mr. President" November 3, 1969

"Dear President Nixon:" November 5, 1969


"Mr. Nixon:" November 13, 1969

"Mr. President:" November 14, 1969


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