US Political Speeches

Gettysburg Address - 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!
JFK Inaugural Speech - 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.
Ronald 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.
FDR Inaugural 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.
Barack 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."

 

US Political Speeches

Kennedy Berlin Wall - "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.
Clinton Inaugural - 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."
Washington's Farewell Address - 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.
Truman Doctrine - 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.
MLK "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..."