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The Silent Majority Speech
Nixon delivered an address to the nation now referred to as "The Silent Majority Speech" on November 3, 1969. Nixon laid out a plan for the end of the war through the process of diplomatic negotiation and Vietnamization.

Oct 19, 2011, 11:48pm

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"I Have A Dream" Speech (1963)
Read the "I Have A Dream" speech that Martin Luther King Jr. turned into a unique national legacy.
Oct 16, 2011, 2:34pm

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President Nixon's Phone Call to the Moon
On July 20, 1969, 600 million people watched the moon landing as the astronauts took photographs, gathered samples, set up scientific instruments, raised the flag, and received a phone call from President Nixon.

May 5, 2011, 11:06pm

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President Bush's Immigration Speech - May 2007
Immigration has become one of the top issues in the United States in the last decade. This speech was President Bush's response to the growing immigration crisis.
Oct 28, 2007, 10:53pm

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President Bush's 9-11 Address to the Nation
September11th, 2001

On September 11th, 2001, the United States was attacked in both New York and Washington DC by a group of terrorists who used planes to crash into the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon. This speech was President Bush's address to the nation.

Oct 28, 2007, 10:10pm

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Four Freedom's Speech
The Four Freedoms Speech was delivered by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on January 6, 1941.
Mar 17, 2006, 10:54pm

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President Andrew Jackson's Messsage to Congress on Indian Removal, 1830
In 1830, Congress chose to disregard Indian treaty guarantees when it passed the Indian Removal Act, a bill engineered by President Andrew Jackson.

Mar 17, 2006, 10:52pm

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The Monroe Doctrine

� Allyn Cox (detail)
President James Monroe announced a new national policy. No new colonies would be allowed in the Americas, and European powers were not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere.

Mar 17, 2006, 10:43pm

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We Shall Overcome
President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed Congress on March 15, 1965 on the issue of civil rights. The speech was given a week after the civil rights march, known as "Bloody Sunday" which took place from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery to protest the death of Jimmy Lee Jackson in a voter rights demonstration.
Mar 17, 2006, 10:25pm

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John Glenn's Communication With Command Center, 1962
John Glenn conducted the first manned space orbit of the earth on February 20, 1962. This is the transcription of his in-flight communication with Mission Control in Florida.

Mar 17, 2006, 10:11pm

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Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan
On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered this "Day of Infamy Speech." Immediately afterward, Congress declared war, and the United States entered World War II.

Mar 17, 2006, 9:51pm

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"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"
This famous speech, which helped launch the Revolutionary War with the words "Give me liberty or give me death," was given by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775, in St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.
Mar 17, 2006, 9:48pm

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Speech on the Moon, 1969 - Apollo 11
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." At 10:56 p.m. EDT on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon. The telecast of the event, watched by over half a billion people around the world.

Mar 17, 2006, 7:34pm

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Washington's Farewell Address
To announce his decision not to seek a third term as President, George Washington presented his Farewell Address in a newspaper article September 17, 1796.

Mar 17, 2006, 7:21pm

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Washington's Inaugural Speech, 1789

� Allyn Cox (detail)
George Washington's first inauguration took place at Federal Hall in New York City, where the first Congress was assembled.

Mar 17, 2006, 6:32pm

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Marshall Plan
Commencement Address at Havard University by Secretary of State George Marshall, 1948

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The Marshall Plan was one of the key elements of U.S. foreign policy following World War II. The goals and philosophy of Secretary of State George C. Marshall as stated in 1947 continue to guide America's foreign aid program.

Mar 17, 2006, 3:46pm

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Gettysburg Address
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal...

Mar 17, 2006, 2:50pm

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President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
The president delivered his second inaugural address from the east portico of the Capitol with its newly completed iron dome on March 4, 1865. The power of its sentiment is deepened by its conciseness and brevity.

Mar 17, 2006, 2:39pm

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Speech
The end of Eisenhower's term as President not only marked the end of the 1950s but also the end of an era in government. A new, younger generation was rising to national power that would set a more youthful, vigorous course. His farewell address was a warning to his successors of one of the many things they would have to be wary of in the coming years.


Mar 17, 2006, 1:51pm

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President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, 1961
"Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country."

Mar 17, 2006, 1:41pm


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