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Inaugural Speech - First - George Washington
Each president has given a speech when first being sworn in as President of the United States of America. Much of what they hope to accomplish is wrapped up in these words which have echoed through the years. Here is the very first inaugural speech given by the first president, George Washington.
The Fourteen Points Speech
It was almost at the end of World War I, The Great War, that President Wilson came before Congress. He had done his best to keep America out of the war, but it was out of his hands. With this speech he listed 14 points that he hoped would be used to create a better and more peaceful world.
I Have a Dream Speech
Though slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation, mankind realized that slavery comes in all forms, shapes, and sizes. It was through this speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., that a new kind of slavery was recognized and slowly dismantled through rhetoric, blood, and determination.
Susan B. Anthony's Speech
Susan B. Anthony was known for her relentless campaign to get women equal rights. When it came to the 1872 presidential election, she was arrested and charged $100 for her behavior. After refusing to pay the fine, she have this speech.
The Iron Curtain Speech
Though World War II had ended, a new war had begun with the establishment of the "Iron Curtain". The following is a speech made by Winston Churchill made in 1946 where the phrase "Iron Curtain" was first used.
The Crusades - A Review
Learn the truth of the Crusades and discover that it wasn't all romantic nor one-sided. Read my review of the The Crusades, by Michael Paine.
One Day in the Life Ivan Denisovich - Review
All periods of history have their shameful moments. In fact, many times we try to deny their existence. The concentration camps of the Soviet Union was one such fact that was denied by the country's leaders, but through the determination of many people including authors, the truth was exposed and
Stars and Stripes
Each group has a symbol that reflects their heart. The American flag, Stars and Stripes, tells a story in the colors and shine and the shapes that lay on it. Learn why the flag looks the way it does and the story behind it.
Sea Dogs - The Elite Privateers
The elite of the privateers were the Sea Dogs. These were a group of experienced sailors who used it to pirate the high seas and then later turned to more shady business. Ah, the results of political moves.
Pirating is a dirty trade, but at times in history it has become a noble one.
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