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"The Perils of Indifference," Vocabulary from the speech

As part of the Millennium Lecture series at the White House, Elie Wiesel defined indifference (etext found here) to an audience he knew had the power to recognize and prevent its dangers. Here are...
gratitude, indifference, compassion, virtue, harrowing, seductive, despair, consequence, anguish, view list...
20 words

Obama, on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

On March 7th, 2015, President Obama spoke at a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the events of ?Bloody Sunday,? when over 600 non-violent protesters were attacked by Alabama state troopers as they...
veteran, tactics, anticipation, verse, weary, destiny, symbolize, turbulent, anguish, view list...
68 words

Lincoln Inaugural Address (March 1861)

Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as the 16th President of the United States on March 4, 1861. Since his election the previous November Southern states had met and declared their intent to...
compliance, address, execution, administration, apprehension, accession, republican, institution, inclination, view list...
98 words

The State of the Union Address 2015

The State of The Union address was delivered on January 20, 2015. President Obama's speech highlighted the middle class and the economy, while also dealing with America's concerns on the global stage....
endure, bustle, reactive, faction, propel, partisan, resilience, predatory, forego, view list...
30 words

Bush's Address on 9/11

On September 11, 2001, the US witnessed the tragic loss of life brought about by acts of terrorism in New York and Washington DC. That evening, President George W. Bush addressed the nation.
evil, despicable, unyielding, foundation, implemented, priority, precaution, intelligence, enforcement, view list...
15 words

Starting Your New Life: Inspiring Words from Commencement Speeches

Spring is in the air. So are graduation caps and words of wisdom. See how notable speakers from various fields (including a cartoonist, scientist, and president) have inspired the rising of new...
indispensable, untouchable, audacity, improvisation, inevitable, determine, indulge, clarity, sow, view list...
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Elie Wiesel's "Hope, Despair and Memory" (1986)

Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifetime struggle against indifference, which he sees as synonymous to the struggle for peace. As an author, philosopher, and humanist, Wiesel...
beset, fervent, opaque, distorted, despair, passivity, aberration, incumbent, paucity, view list...
25 words

Learned Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" (1944)

I Am An American Day was first designated by Congress in 1940 to be celebrated on the third Sunday of May, but was later moved in 1952 to September 17 and renamed Constitution Day and Citizenship Day....
conviction, oppression, ruthless, unbridled, denial, sorrow, bias, unheeded, conscience, view list...
15 words
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