President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening. Always a wide ranging speech, this year the President touched on everything from the minimum wage to the war in...
On Friday, President Obama spoke about the spying and surveillance scandal involving the National Security Agency, which has been a hot topic of debate for several months. Mr. Obama addressed...
Woodrow Wilson's "Fourteen Points" was an international relations plan, both in specific terms and general philosophical ones. The specific terms involved settling old grudges in Europe, but the...
In 1962 Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was arrested for his efforts to end Apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid was a system of racial segregation. He made this speech during his 1964 trial. In the 1990s...
In 1990, shortly after his release from prison, the United Nations hosted Nelson Mandela at a Special Meeting of its Committee Against Apartheid. Here are 25 words from Mandela's statement on that...
In 1993, Nelson Mandela shared the Nobel Peace Prize with South African President F.W. de Klerk. Here are 25 words from his acceptance speech. Transcript of speech available here
In this speech, delivered on the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Quincy Adams outlines not only the history leading up to the Revolutionary War and the...
On December 7, 1941 Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States naval base located at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Over 2,400 Americans died. The next day President Franklin D. Roosevelt...