Speechesvocabulary lists

Chief Joseph's Words to Washington D.C. (1879)

Chief Joseph, also known as In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat (which means "Thunder-Traveling-to-Loftier-Mountain-Heights"), surrendered on October 5, 1877 in Idaho. Realizing his Nez Perce tribe could not keep...
disgrace, deserts, despise, scheme, caution, annuity, council, dispute, claim, view list...
20 words

Vocabulary from Vladimir Putin's Speech on Crimea

The issues surrounding the Russian state and the area of Ukraine known as Crimea involve centuries of history and complex issues of sovereignty and self-determination. In an effort to untangle at...
republic, referendum, compliance, democratic, orthodoxy, valor, peninsula, predominantly, repression, view list...
60 words

Margaret Chase Smith's "Declaration of Conscience" (1950)

Margaret Chase Smith's address to the US Senate on June 1, 1950 was a "Declaration of Conscience" in response to Joseph R. McCarthy's accusations about Communist subversives in the government. The...
obscure, debase, impute, conscience, distinction, sufficient, complacency, dilute, integrity, view list...
20 words

Ronald Reagan's Address at Moscow State University (1988)

Ronald Reagan's visit to Moscow State University on May 31, 1988 included remarks and a brief question and answer session with students and faculty. The question and answer session covered topics from...
distinguished, emblem, chrysalis, ingenious, obsolete, foreordained, considerable, entrepreneur, conceivable, view list...
30 words

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (1865)

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address was delivered on March 4th, 1865 during the fourth year of the Civil War. The overall tone shows weariness with the ongoing conflict, while also reaffirming...
engross, impending, avert, deprecate, constitute, perpetuate, duration, cease, astounding, view list...
20 words

Steve Jobs's Commencement Address (2005)

Steve Jobs's Commencement Address at Stanford University on June 12, 2005 focuses on three personal stories from the entrepreneur's life that touch upon larger themes. The overall tone is both...
commencement, relent, naive, stumble, subtle, proportional, karma, diverge, devastating, view list...
20 words

Hillary Clinton's APEC Speech (2011)

Hillary Clinton's remarks at the close of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Women and the Economy Summit on September 16, 2011 focus on affirming the organization's commitment to developing the...
venue, provocative, potential, perpetuate, efficiency, paradigm, momentous, poised, parity, view list...
30 words

Cesar Chavez's Commonwealth Club Address (1984)

Cesar Chavez's address to The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on November 9, 1984 seeks support for the United Farm Workers. This speech starts with a description of a tragedy that highlights the...
excrement, implement, flourish, chattel, exploit, assert, infamy, rhetoric, dignity, view list...
25 words
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