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Vocabulary from "John Quincy Adams' address on July 4, 1821"

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...
dominion, sovereignty, portentous, despotism, extort, amelioration, ecclesiastical, usurpation, enervate, view list...
25 words

Franklin D. Roosevelt, "A Date That Will Live In Infamy" (1941)

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...
infamy, empire, solicitation, maintenance, commence, ambassador, colleague, secretary, formal, view list...
32 words

Vocabulary from "Pericles' Funeral Oration" by Thucydides

Delivered after the first battles of the Peloponnesian War, this oration by Pericles is nothing short of an attempt to reaffirm a civilization's underpinnings in the face of massive death and...
incredulity, dominion, augmented, dilate, panegyric, obscurity, magistrate, banish, spleen, view list...
25 words

Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"

One of the greatest speeches in American history, Lincoln's battlefield oration is certainly the shortest. We've chosen 20 words out of the entire speech's 272.
conceive, liberty, proposition, engage, civil, endure, dedicate, portion, hallow, view list...
14 words

President Obama's Press Conference on Health Care Plan and Other Issues

President Obama held a press conference to address criticism of the Affordable Care Act rollout as well as to address several international situations. Here are 25 words to help you follow the give...
implement, wrought, fragile, anxious, vast, consistent, brazen, undermine, repeal, view list...
25 words

Vocabulary from Mandela's Capetown address upon his election

Upon his election as president of South Africa in 1994, Nelson Mandela gave an address to the people of Capetown, which embodied his vision for a government which fairly represented all the people of...
ordained, convergence, infamy, stifle, banish, aspiration, charter, embody, provincial, view list...
15 words

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, view list...
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, view list...
46 words
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