"On May 10, 1940, Winston Churchill became Prime Minister. When he met his Cabinet on May 13 he told them that 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.'" (access the full speech here...
On March 23, 1775 Virginian patriots met at St. John?s Church in Richmond to discuss support for fellow colonists in Massachusetts where Parliament had sent four regiments of troops. Leading the call...
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In June 1987 President Ronald Reagan traveled to Berlin where he visited the Brandenburg Gate. At this symbolic point along the Berlin Wall, Reagan gave his most famous speech in which he urged Soviet...
As he prepared to leave the office of President in 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a farewell speech in which he warned Americans about the growing influence of what he called the "military industrial...
After serving two terms as President of the United States, George Washington decided in 1796 that he would not seek a third term. In his speech, the father of his country explained why it was time for...
In September 1952 Richard Nixon, a young senator from California, was nominated to run for vice president. Days later, however he was accused of accepting money from a ?Secret Rich Men?s Trust Fund.?...
On July 9, 1896 William Jennings Bryan, a former Congressman from Nebraska, rose to address the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In his now famous ?Cross of Gold? speech Bryan called for the...