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Speeches Given by U.S. Presidents A-Z

This speech collection is organized in alphabetical order by last name of the U.S. president, then by year in which the presidential speech was delivered.


 

Adams, John

John Adams - Speech

Inaugural Address
March 4, 1797, delivered at Philadelphia, PA

     
     
     

Bush, George H.W.

George H.W. Bush - Speech

The Liberation of Kuwait
January 16, 1991, broadcast from Washington DC

     
     
     

Bush, George W.

George W. Bush - 9/11 Speech

9/11 Address
September 11, 2001, delivered at Washington DC

Freedom at War With Fear
September 20, 2001, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Carter, Jimmy

Jimmy Carter - Speech

Tribute to Hubert H. Humphrey
December 2, 1977, delivered at Washington DC

Crisis of Confidence
July 15, 1979, broadcast from Washington DC

     
     
     

Clinton, Bill

Bill Clinton - Speech

First Inaugural Address
January 20, 1993, delivered at Washington D.C.

Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Address
April 23, 1995, delivered at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Second Inaugural Address
January 20, 1997, delivered at Washington D.C.

Even Presidents Have Private Lives
August 17, 1998, delivered at Washington D.C.

     
     
     

Eisenhower, Dwight D.

Dwight D. Eisenhower - Speech

The Chance for Peace
April 15, 1953, delivered at Washington D.C.

Atoms for Peace
December 8, 1953, delivered at New York, NY

Farewell Address
January 17, 1961, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Ford, Gerald R.

Gerald R. Ford - Nixon Pardon Speech 1974

Inaugural Address
August 9, 1974, delivered at Washington DC

The Pardon of Richard Nixon
September 8, 1974, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Jackson, Andrew

Andrew Jackson - Second Inaugural Address

First Inaugural Address
March 4, 1829, delivered at Washington DC

Second Inaugural Address
March 4, 1833, delivered at Washington DC

Farewell Address
March 4, 1837, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Jefferson, Thomas

Thomas Jefferson - Speech

First Inaugural Address
March 4, 1801, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Johnson, Lyndon B.

Lyndon B. Johnson - Speech 1963

Let Us Continue
November 27, 1963, delivered at Washington DC

The Great Society
May 22, 1964, delivered at Ann Arbor, MI

Inaugural Address
January 20, 1965, delivered at Washington DC

We Shall Overcome
March 15, 1965, delivered at Washington DC

Address to the Nation
March 31, 1968, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Kennedy, John F.

JFK Speech at West Berlin 1963

Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association
September 12, 1960, delivered at Houston, Texas (This speech was given prior to JFK's presidency.)

Inaugural Address
January 20, 1961, delivered at Washington DC

To the Moon
September 12, 1962, delivered at Houston, Texas

The Cuban Missile Crisis
October 22, 1962, delivered at Washington DC

World Peace (Commencement Address at American University)
June 10, 1963, delivered at Washington DC

Civil Rights Address
June 11, 1963, broadcast from Washington DC

Ich Bin Ein Berliner
June 26, 1963, delivered at West Berlin, Germany

     
     
     

Lincoln, Abraham

Abraham Lincoln - Speech

A House Divided
June 16, 1858, delivered at Springfield, IL (This speech was given prior to Lincoln's presidency.)

Cooper Union Address
February 27, 1860, delivered at New York, NY (This speech was given prior to Lincoln's presidency.)

First Inaugural Address
March 4, 1861, delivered at Washington DC

Second Inaugural Address
March 4, 1865, delivered at Washington DC

Gettysburg Address
November 19, 1863, delivered at Gettysburg, PA

     
     
     

Monroe, James

James Monroe - Speech

The Monroe Doctrine
December 2, 1823, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Nixon, Richard M.

Nixon's Resignation Speech, August 8, 1974

Checkers
September 23, 1952, broadcast from Los Angeles, CA (This speech was given prior to Nixon's presidency.)

First Inaugural Address
January 20, 1969, delivered at Washington DC

The Great Silent Majority
November 3, 1969, aired from Washington DC

Cambodia Address
April 30, 1970, aired from Washington DC

Second Inaugural Address
January 20, 1973, delivered at Washington DC

No Whitewash at the White House
(First Watergate Address)
April 30, 1973, aired from Washington DC

Second Watergate Address
August 15, 1973, aired from Washington DC

I'm Not a Crook
November 17, 1973, delivered at Orlando, FL

Resignation Speech
August 8, 1974, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Obama, Barack

Obama - Speech

Inaugural Address
January 20, 2009, delivered at Washington, DC

On the Death of Osama Bin Laden
May 1, 2011, delivered at Washington, DC

Second Inaugural Address
January 21, 2013, delivered at Washington, DC

     
     
     

Reagan, Ronald

Ronald Reagan - First Inauguration

A Time for Choosing
October 27, 1964, delivered at Los Angeles, California (This speech was given prior to Reagan's presidency.)

First Inaugural Address
January 20, 1981, delivered at Washington DC

Address to the British Parliament
June 8, 1982, delivered at London, UK

The Evil Empire
March 8, 1983, delivered at Orlando, Florida

D-Day Address
June 6, 1984, delivered at Pointe du Hoc, France

Second Inaugural Address
January 21, 1985, delivered at Washington DC

Address on the Challenger Disaster
January 28, 1986, delivered at Washington DC

Tear Down This Wall
June 12, 1987, delivered at Berlin, Germany

     
     
     

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

FDR - Speech in 1932

Commonwealth Club Address
September 23, 1932, delivered at San Francisco, CA
(This speech was given prior to FDR's presidency.)

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself
(First Inaugural Address)
March 4, 1933, delivered at Washington DC

On the Bank Crisis
(First Fireside Chat)
March 12, 1933, delivered at Washington DC

Good Neighbor Policy
August 14, 1936, delivered at Chautauqua, New York

Social Security
January 17, 1937, delivered at Washington DC

Second Inaugural Address
January 20, 1937, delivered at Washington DC

Quarantine the Aggressor
October 5, 1937, delivered at Chicago, Illinois

Lend-Lease
December 17, 1940, delivered at Washington DC

Arsenal of Democracy
December 29, 1940, delivered at Washington DC

The Four Freedoms
January 6, 1941, delivered at Washington DC

Third Inaugural Address
January 20, 1941, delivered at Washington DC

Day of Infamy
December 8, 1941, delivered at Washington DC

D-Day Prayer
June 6, 1944, delivered at Washington DC

American Labor
September 23, 1944, delivered at Washington DC

Fourth Inaugural Address
January 20, 1945, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Roosevelt, Theodore

Theodore Roosevelt - 1883

The Duties of American Citizenship
January 26, 1883, delivered at Buffalo, NY (This speech was given prior to Roosevelt's presidency.)

The Strenuous Life
April 10, 1899, delivered at Chicago, Illinois (This speech was given prior to Roosevelt's presidency.)

Controlling the Trusts
December 3, 1901, delivered at Washington DC

Strength and Decency
August 16, 1903, delivered at Oyster Bay, NY

Lincoln Dinner Address
February 13, 1905, delivered at New York, NY

Inaugural Address
March 4, 1905, delivered at Washington DC

The Man With the Muck-Rake
April 14, 1906, delivered at Washington DC

The Man in the Arena
April 23, 1910, delivered at Paris, France

The New Nationalism
August 31, 1910, delivered at Osawatomie, Kansas

     
     
     

Truman, Harry S.

Truman - Speech

The Truman Doctrine
March 12, 1947, delivered at Washington DC

Second Inaugural Address
January 20, 1949, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Washington, George

George Washington - First Inaugural Address 1789

Speech at Newburgh
March 15, 1783, delivered at Newburgh, New York (This speech was given prior to Washington's presidency.)

Resignation Speech
December 23, 1783, delivered at Annapolis, Maryland

First Inaugural Address
April 30, 1789, delivered at New York City, NY

Second Inaugural Address
March 4, 1793, delivered at Philadelphia, PA

Farewell Address
September 17, 1796, published in Philadelphia’s American Daily Advertiser.

     
     
     

Woodrow, Wilson

Woodrow Wilson - Speech

War Message
April 2, 1917, delivered at Washington DC

The Fourteen Points
January 8, 1918, delivered at Washington DC

     

 


 


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