- The famous Civil War battle in Pennsylvania
in 1863. Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg at the dedication of
the cemetery. It is one of the most memorable speeches in
U.S. history. Read a clean text or see the ordinal document!
- The famous "Ask not what
your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your
country," line was just one line in a memorable speech.
Read, listen or view the speech.
Reagan Berlin Wall
- In 1987 Reagan visited Brandenburg
Gate West Berlin, Germany & spoke about freedom &
the end of Communism. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this
wall". Read or watch to the original speech.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Inaugural
Speech in 1933 came in the middle of The Great Depression.
Famous for: “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”
Read, listen to or view the speech.
Obama Inaugural Address
- Barack Hussein Obama
Inaugural Addresss given on January 21, 2009. "Let it
be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter,
when nothing but hope and virtue could survive... that the
city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth
to meet it."
- "Ich bin ein Berliner."
"I am a Berliner." The bold speech made in the heat
of the Cold War. Kennedy came up with the phrase at the last
moment, only as they walked up the stairs, as well as the
idea to say it in German.
- The Berlin Wall was down & the
Cold War was over & Clinton lead America into the 20th
Century. "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot
be cured by what is right with America."
- Our first president's most
famous speech, the first farewell address in American history
& thus the election of a new leader for the first time.
- Harry S. Truman's speech that helped
ignite the Cold War. He warned that the US must stop communism
in faraway places in order to stop its spread closer to home.
"I Have a Dream"
- Martin Luther King's
speech at the "March on Washington" on August 28,
1963. "I have a dream that my four little children will
one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by
the color of their skin but by the content of their character..."