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Speeches - Indexed by Speech Topic: A

This speech collection is organized in alphabetical order by speech subject, theme, or topic.


 

9/11 Address

George W. Bush - 9/11 Speech

George W. Bush
September 11, 2001, delivered at Washington D.C.

     
     
     

A House Divided

Abraham Lincoln - Speech

Abraham Lincoln
June 16, 1858, delivered at Springfield, IL

     
     
     

A Time for Choosing

Ronald Reagan - A Time for Choosing

Ronald Reagan
October 27, 1964, delivered at Los Angeles, California

     
     
     

A Time to Break Silence

MLK - A Time to Break Silence

Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 4, 1967, delivered at New York City, NY

     
     
     

A Tryst With Destiny

Nehru - Speech

Jawaharlal Nehru
August 14, 1947, delivered at New Delhi, India

     
     
     

A Whisper of AIDS

Mary Fisher - A Whisper of AIDS, 1992

Mary Fisher
August 19, 1992, delivered at Houston, Texas

     
     
     

Abdication Speech

Edward VIII - Speech

King Edward VIII
December 11, 1936, broadcast from London, UK

     
     
     

Abolition

Wilberforce - Speech

William Wilberforce
May 12, 1789, delivered at London, England

     
     
     

Acres of Diamonds

Russell Conwell
1900, delivered at Philadelphia, PA

     
     
     

Action Rather Than Speech

Neville Chamberlain - Speech

Neville Chamberlain
September 1, 1939, delivered at London, UK

     
     
     

Address on the Challenger Disaster

Ronald Reagan - Address on the Challenger Disaster 1986

Ronald Reagan
January 28, 1986, delivered at Washington D.C.

     
     
     

Address on the Release From Prison

Address on the Release From Prison - Nelson Mandela - February 11, 1990, Cape Town, South Africa

Nelson Mandela
February 11, 1990, delivered at Cape Town, South Africa

     
     
     

Address to the American Equal Rights Association

Frances D. Gage - Speech

Frances D. Gage
May 9-10, 1867, delivered at New York, N.Y.

     
     
     

Address to the British Parliament

Ronald Reagan - Address to the British Parliament 1982

Ronald Reagan
June 8, 1982, delivered at London, UK

     
     
     

Address to the Constitutional Convention

Benjamin Franklin - Speech

Benjamin Franklin
September 17, 1787, delivered at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

     
     
     

Address to the Court

Eugene V. Debs - Speech

Eugene V. Debs
September 18, 1918, delivered at Cleveland, Ohio

     
     
     

Address to the Democratic National Convention

Ted Kennedy
August 12, 1980, delivered at New York City

     
     
     

Address to the Democratic National Convention

Jesse Jackson - Speech to the DNC 1984

Jesse Jackson
July 18, 1984, delivered at San Francisco, California

     
     
     

Address to the Democratic National Convention

Jesse Jackson - 1988

Jesse Jackson
July 19, 1988, delivered at Atlanta, Georgia

     
     
     

Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association

JFK - Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association 1960

John F. Kennedy
September 12, 1960, delivered at Houston, Texas

     
     
     

Address to the Nation

LBJ Address to the Nation 1968

Lyndon B. Johnson
March 31, 1968, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Address to the NGO Forum on Women

Aung San Suu Kyi - Speech 1995

Aung San Suu Kyi
August 31, 1995, delivered at Huairou, China

     
     
     

Address to the PAFMECA

Nelson Mandela - 1962

Nelson Mandela
January 1962, delivered at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

     
     
     

Address to the U.N. General Assembly

Elizabeth II - Speech before the UN General Assembly 1957

Elizabeth II
October 21, 1957, delivered at New York, N.Y.

     
     
     

Address to the U.N. General Assembly

Chaim Herzog - Speech 1975

Chaim Herzog
November 10, 1975, delivered at New York, N.Y.

     
     
     

Address to the U.N. General Assembly

Pope Benedict XVI - Speech

Pope Benedict XVI
April 18, 2008, delivered at New York, N.Y.

     
     
     

Address to the U.N. General Assembly

Queen Elizabeth II - Speech at the United Nations 2010

Elizabeth II
July 6, 2010, delivered at New York, N.Y.

     
     
     

Adieux ŕ la Garde Impériale

Napoleon - Farewell to the Old Guard

Napoleon Bonaparte
April 20, 1814, delivered at Fontainebleau, France

     
     
     

Against Catiline I - English

Cicero - Against Catiline - 63 BC

Cicero
November 8, 63 BC, delivered at Rome

     
     
     

Against the Infidels

Pope Urban II - Speech

Pope Urban II
November 27, 1095, delivered at Clermont, France

     
     
     

Ain't I a Woman?

Sojourner Truth
May 28, 1851, delivered in Akron, Ohio

     
     
     

All Real Men Like to Fight

George S. Patton - Speech

George S. Patton
June 5, 1944, delivered in England, UK

     
     
     

All'Armi Tutti !

Giuseppe Garibaldi - Speech

Giuseppe Garibaldi
November 8, 1860, delivered at Naples, Italy

     
     
     

American Labor

Roosevelt - Speech

Franklin D. Roosevelt
September 23, 1944, delivered at Washington D.C.

     
     
     

Apology (according to Plato)

Socrates - Speech

Socrates
399 BC, delivered at Athens, Greece

     
     
     

Apology (according to Xenophon)

Socrates - Speech

Socrates
399 BC, delivered at Athens, Greece

     
     
     

Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage

Frederick Douglass - Speech

Frederick Douglass
January 1867, as published in the Atlantic Monthly

     
     
     

Appeal to the Nation - English

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
July 15, 1932, recorded in Germany

     
     
     

Appell an die Nation - German

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
July 15, 1932, recorded in Germany

     
     
     

Arsenal of Democracy

FDR 1940

Franklin D. Roosevelt
December 29, 1940, delivered at Washington DC

     
     
     

Atlanta Compromise

Booker T. Washington - Speech

Booker T. Washington
September 18, 1895, delivered at Atlanta, Georgia

     
     
     

Atoms for Peace

Eisenhower - Atoms for Peace

Dwight D. Eisenhower
December 8, 1953, delivered at New York, N.Y.

     
     
     

Auschwitz

Pope Benedict XVI - Speech

Pope Benedict XVI
May 28, 2006, delivered at Oswiecim, Poland

     
     
     

 

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Frequently Viewed Speeches

Socrates: Apology - 399 BC
Socrates: Apology
399 BC

Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address - 1863
Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address
1863

Winston Churchill: Their Finest Hour - 1940
Winston Churchill: Their Finest Hour
1940

Martin Luther King Jr.: I Have a Dream - 1963
Martin Luther King Jr.: I Have a Dream
1963


 

 






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The greatest of all Barbarian rulers, Attila kicked rear on a large scale.

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Also called the Persian Wars, the Greco-Persian Wars were fought for almost half a century from 492 BC - 449 BC. Greece won against enormous odds. Here is more:

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