List of Famous Speeches

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I Have a Dream"

John F. Kennedy 
Inaugural Address

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
First Inaugural Address

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation

Barbara Charline Jordan
1976 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address

Richard M. Nixon

Malcolm X
The Ballot or the Bullet

Ronald Reagan
The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address

John F. Kennedy
Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association

Lyndon Baines Johnson
Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Voting Legislation

Mario Matthew Cuomo
1984 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address

Jesse Jackson
1984 Democratic National Convention Address

Barbara Charline Jordan
Statement on the Articles of Impeachment

General Douglas MacArthur
Farewell Address to Congress

Martin Luther King, Jr
"I've Been to the Mountaintop"

Theodore ("Teddy") Roosevelt
"The Man with the Muck-rake"

Robert F. Kennedy
Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Farewell Address

Woodrow Wilson
War Message

General Douglas MacArthur
Sylvanus Thayer Award Acceptance Address

Richard M. Nixon
The Great Silent Majority

John F. Kennedy
Ich bin ein Berliner ("I am a 'Berliner'")

Clarence Darrow
A Plea for Mercy

Russell Conwell
Acres of Diamonds

Ronald Reagan
A Time for Choosing (aka "The Speech")

Huey P. Long
Every Man a King

Anna Howard Shaw
The Fundamental Principle of a Republic

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The Great Arsenal of Democracy

Ronald Reagan
Remarks at the Annual Convention of the the National Association of Evangelicals

Ronald Reagan
First Inaugural Address

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
First Fireside Chat

Harry S. Truman
The Truman Doctrine

William Faulkner
Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Canton, Ohio speech

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Remarks to the U.N. 4th World Conference on Women Plenary Session

Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Atoms for Peace

John F. Kennedy
American University Commencement Address

Ann Richards
Democratic National Convention Keynote Address

Richard M. Nixon
Resignation Address to the Nation

Woodrow Wilson
The Fourteen Points

Margaret Chase Smith
"Declaration of Conscience"

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The Four Freedoms

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence

Mary Church Terrell
"What It Means to be Colored in Capital of the U.S."

William Jennings Bryan

Margaret Sanger
"The Morality of Birth Control"

Barbara Pierce Bush
Commencement Address at Wellesley College

John F. Kennedy
Civil Rights Address

John F. Kennedy
Cuban Missile Crisis Address to the Nation

Spiro Theodore Agnew
Television News Coverage

Jesse Jackson
1988 Democratic National Convention Address

Mary Fisher
1992 Republican National Convention Address

Lyndon Baines Johnson
The Great Society

George C. Marshall
The Marshall Plan

Edward M. Kennedy
Faith, Truth and Tolerance in America

Adlai E. Stevenson
Speech Accepting the Democratic Presidential Nomination

The Struggle for Human Rights

Geraldine Ferraro
Vice Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address

Robert M. La Follette
Free Speech in Wartime (Abridged)

Ronald Reagan
Remarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day

"Religious Belief and Public Morality"

Edward M. Kennedy
Address to the People of Massachusetts on Chappaquiddick

John L. Lewis
Labor and the Nation

Barry Goldwater
Speech Accepting the Republican Presidential Nomination

Stokely Carmichael
Black Power

Hubert H. Humphrey
1948 Democratic National Convention Address

Emma Goldman
Address to the Jury


Newton N. Minow
Television and the Public Interest

Edward M. Kennedy
Address at the Public Memorial Service for Robert F. Kennedy

Anita Hill
Opening Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Woodrow Wilson
Final Address in Support of the League of Nations

Lou Gehrig
Farewell to Baseball Address

Richard M. Nixon
Cambodian Incursion Address

Woman Suffrage is Inevitable
Carrie Chapman Catt Speech before Congress, 1917
By Jone Johnson Lewis,

Ted Kennedy
1980 Democratic National Convention Address

Lyndon Baines Johnson
On Vietnam and Not Seeking Reelection

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Commonwealth Club Address

Woodrow Wilson
First Inaugural Address

Mario Savio
Sit-in Address on the Steps of Sproul Hall

Elizabeth Glaser
1992 Democratic National Convention Address

Eugene V. Debs
The Issue

Margaret Sanger
"The Children's Era"


"Now We Can Begin": What's Next?

Huey P. Long
"Share Our Wealth (Text) and "Barbecue Speech" (Video)

Gerald R. Ford
Address Upon Taking the Oath of the U.S. Presidency

Cesar E. Chavez
"The Mexican-American and the Church"

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Statement at the Smith Act Trial

Jimmy Carter
Energy and the National Goals - A Crisis of Confidence

Malcolm X
Message To The Grass Roots

William Jefferson Clinton
Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm
"For the Equal Rights Amendment"

Ronald Reagan
Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate

Elie Wiesel
The Perils of Indifference

Gerald R. Ford
Address to the Nation Pardoning Richard M. Nixon

Woodrow Wilson
The League of Nations

Lyndon Baines Johnson
Let Us Continue

McCarthy-Welch Exchange
"Have You No Sense of Decency"

Eleanor Roosevelt
On the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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