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Top Speeches of the 20th Century

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Speeches that touched many during the 20th century

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A Time for Choosing - Ronald Reagan Report Abuse
Reagan gave this speech in 1964 and urged citizens to rally behind the American dream. This was a very touching speech that brought tears to the eyes of many.
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The Evil Empire - Ronald Reagan Report Abuse
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Hillary Clintons speech Report Abuse
Helped influence a war!!!!"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
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Farewell to Baseball Address - Lou Gehrig Report Abuse
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I Have a Dream - Martin Luther King, Jr. Report Abuse
Probably one of the most loved speeches of the civil rights movement. This speech is still recited and reflected upon by many.
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Inaugural Address - John Fitgerald Kennedy Report Abuse
After his swearing in, John Kennedy gave one of the most memorable inaugural speeches ever. A famous quote was derived from this speech, which was "My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
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The Four Freedoms - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Report Abuse
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A Crisis of Confidence - Jimmy Carter Report Abuse
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League of Nations Final Address - Thomas Wilson Report Abuse
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Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech - William Cuthbert Faulkner Report Abuse
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The Truman Doctrine - Harry S. Truman Report Abuse
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Have You No Sense of Decency - Joseph N. Welch Report Abuse
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The Struggle for Human Rights - Anna Roosevelt Report Abuse
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Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Robert Francis Kennedy Report Abuse
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An End to History-Mario Savio Report Abuse
A truly amazing, inspirational speech.
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For the Equal Rights Amendment - Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm Report Abuse
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I've Been to the Mountaintop - Martin Luther King, Jr. Report Abuse
Known as one of the best speech givers for the civil right movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered again with his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech which was his last speech. In this speech, King calls for unity, economic actions, boycotts, and nonviolent protest. The following day he was assassinated.
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Civil Rights Address - John Kennedy Report Abuse
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We Shall Overcome - Lyndon Baines Johnson Report Abuse
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Resignation Speech - Richard Nixon Report Abuse
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Women's Rights are Human Rights - Hillary Clinton Report Abuse
A persuasive, motivational and inspirational speech given by Clinton in Beijing, China in September, 1995. She reached into the hearts of those lucky enough to be present during this historic speech.
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The Ballot or the Bullet - Malcolm X Report Abuse
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