Famous Speeches

 

George Washington

George Washington

  • George Washington’s First Inaugural Address (1789)
  • George Washington’s Second Inaugural Address (1793)
  • George Washington’s Farewell Address
Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the house…

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal….

Franklin-D.-Roosevelt

Franklin-D.-Roosevelt

I address you, the members of this new Congress, at a moment unprecedented in the history of the union….

Harry-s.-Truman

Harry-s.-Truman

A former county judge, Senator and Vice President, Harry S. Truman had taken the oath of office first on April 12, 1945, upon the death of President Roosevelt….

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower : “Chance for Peace”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower : Farewell Address (“Military – Industrial Complex”)
John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

The Protestant immigrants to the New World brought many things in their baggage, including a deep-seated distrust of Roman Catholicism….

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along….

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

Just as the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868 had failed to secure full legal rights for the freed slaves, so the 1964 Civil Rights Act did not ensure the slaves’ descendants their rightful place in society….

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Few presidents in modern times have been as devoted to the goal that American foreign policy should reflect the nation’s highest moral ideals as Jimmy Carter….

Ronald Reagon

Ronald Reagon

  • Ronald Reagon : Address to the House of Commons (“Evil Empire Speech”)
  • Ronald Reagon : Address to the House of Commons (“Evil Empire Speech”)
Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Tonight we come together bound by our faith in a mighty God, with genuine respect and love for our country, and inheriting the legacy of a great party, the Democratic Party, which is the best hope for redirecting our nation on a more humane, just and peaceful course….

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton

I would like to thank the Secretary General of the United Nations for inviting me to be part of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women….

George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush

  • George H. W. Bush : Iraqi Aggression in the Persian Gulf, 1991
  • George W. Bush Inaugural Address, January 20, 2001
  • George W. Bush Addresses the Nation, September 11, 2001
William Jefferson Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton

Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the 103rdCongress, my fellow Americans: I’m not at all sure…