The King’s Speech

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech One of the most famous speeches in the entire world, the “I have a dream” speech, took place on August 28th, 1963, during the March on Washington. The march was a civil rights demonstration, and as Martin Luther King Jr was one of the leaders of that…

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Richard Nixon’s Resignation

After the Watergate Scandal investigation found tapes revealing  Nixon’s involvement in the scandal and ultimately lost his supporters in Congress. Knowing he would probably be removed from office, Nixon resigned from his position as President on August 9th, 1974. America watched as Nixon delivered his resignation speech, becoming the only president to resign from their…

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“The Gettysburg Address:” Praised and Shunned

Original Reception President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address received mixed reviews at the time it was given. Specifically, reviews were divided mainly along political party lines: this Discourse community consisted of Republicans with positive reactions and Democrats with negative reactions. Regardless of political leaning, however, the speech was popular. The Chicago Times, a Democratic newspaper called the…

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An Address to a Mourning Nation

On January 28th, 1986 Ronald Reagan gave his moving speech/eulogy to the nation regarding the terrible news of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. This shuttle mission was a milestone for the space program as it was carrying a teacher, Christa McAuliffe, who had planned on conducting two lessons from space. Almost every television…

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I Have A Dream

When people hear the words “I have a dream”, there is no question about who these famous words came from. Whether you agree with Martin Luther King’s speech or disagree, his name always comes to mind when thinking of these words. Martin Luther King exemplifies power and dominance in his speech by the way he…

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The Day of Infamy

On December 8, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave one of the most famous speeches in history, known as the “Day of Infamy” speech, to members of Congress and the American people through a live broadcast on the radio. In his speech, he addressed the recent attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and asked Congress…

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