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President Obama's Speech at the United Nations

In the middle of several international crises involving Syria and Iran among others, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Use our list of 67 words to help follow...
delegate, aspiration, whim, tyrant, prosperity, carnage, naive, eradicate, annihilate, more...
67 words

President Obama's Speech on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. 's " I have a dream" speech, President Obama spoke about the progress made by African-Americans since 1963 and how far we all still...
evident, endowed, unalienable, emancipation, proclaim, subjugation, porter, redress, slumber, more...
46 words

Bill Parcells' Hall of Fame Induction Speech

Legendary coach Bill Parcells gave a stirring speech upon his induction into the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio this weekend. Often portrayed as an angry yeller, Parcells paints an eloquent...
unwavering, faction, confluence, solicit, induction, scurry, impart, dismay, consternation, more...
20 words

Figurative Language in King's "I have a dream" speech

On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech. Speaking from the steps of the LIncoln Memorial in Washington D.C., King stood before an estimated quarter of a...
sear, wither, injustice, manacle, segregation, poverty, vast, prosperity, architect, more...
30 words

2013 State of the Union

Words from Pres. Obama's 2013 State of the Union address. Prepared text is here .
full faith and credit, spending cut, medical bill, preschool, power grid, business leader, food bank, majorette, bipartisan, more...
77 words

Trial of John Brown (1859)

In October 1859, the abolitionist John Brown attempted to seize a federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, Virginia. Convicted of treason, he gave a brief statement before his execution.
court, design, scale, treason, incite, rebellion, insurrection, objection, candor, more...
28 words

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards made this sermon to his congregation on July 8, 1741. His sermons were well-known for vivid images of Hell and providing warnings to avoid that fate. This is his most famous sermon...
notwithstanding, foresee, sovereign, arbitrary, obligation, chaff, rebuke, contrary, brandish, more...
50 words

President Obama?s second inaugural address

Words from the text of President Barack Obama?s second inaugural address on Jan. 21, 2013. Transcript here .
distinguished, citizen, gather, inaugurate, enduring, Constitution, affirm, promise, democracy, more...
263 words
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