The 20th century was filled with conflict, innovation, and change. Some of the most important…
Since ancient times, people have respected the ability to stand and speak one’s mind. Convictions of the heart and logic that leads people in a socially progressive direction are often most powerful when spoken aloud. Interestingly, the speeches that end up being remembered as influential are not always recognized for their power until the impact of their words is seen years later.
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“Thank you for the course! Great idea to introduce thouse speeches in one place to readers, interesting content!”
“The speeches selected were quite good and the narrative describing the circumstances about the time and place of the speech was very helpful and interesting.”
“Superb choice of speeches, each of which left me awed and inspired each day that I read them. Some are ones that few people know about – but ought to!”
Lesson 1. Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry, 1775
Lesson 2. The Hypocrisy of American Slavery by Frederick Douglass, 1852
Lesson 3. Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln, 1863
Lesson 4. Women’s Rights to the Suffrage by Susan B. Anthony, 1873
Lesson 5. Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat by Winston Churchill, 1940
Lesson 6. The Marshall Plan by George C. Marshall, 1947
Lesson 7. Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy, 1961
Lesson 8. I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr, 1963
Lesson 9. The American Promise by Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965
Lesson 10. Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate by Ronald Reagan, 1987
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