My Fellow Americans with 2 CDs, 2E: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama / Edition 2

My Fellow Americans with 2 CDs, 2E: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama / Edition 2

by Michael Waldman
     
 

THE STORIES BEHIND the WORDS THAT MAKE HISTORYSee more details below

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THE STORIES BEHIND the WORDS THAT MAKE HISTORY

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ISBN-13:
9781402243677
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Edition description:
Includes 2 CDs
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,358,078
Product dimensions:
11.08(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.48(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword ix
Introduction xi

George Washington
1. "The American Experiment": First Inaugural Address • April 30, 1789 3
2. "These Counsels of an Old and Affectionate Friend": Farewell Address • September 19, 1796 9

Thomas Jefferson
3. "We Are All Republicans, We Are All Federalists": First Inaugural Address • March 4, 1801 17

Andrew Jackson
4. "The Rich and Powerful Too Often Bend the Acts of Government to Their Selfish Purposes": Veto of the Bank of the United States • July 10, 1832 25
5. "Disunion by Armed Force Is Treason": Proclamation on Nullification • December 10, 1832 30

Abraham Lincoln
6. "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand": Address to the State Republican Convention • June 16, 1858 37
7. "The Better Angels of Our Nature": First Inaugural Address • March 4, 1861 43
8. "A New Birth of Freedom": Gettysburg Address • November 19, 1863 53
9. "With Malice Toward None": Second Inaugural Address • March 4, 1865 57

Theodore Roosevelt
10. "The Man with the Muck-rake": Dedication of the House Office Building • April 15, 1906 63
11. "The New Nationalism": Speech at Osawatomie, Kansas • August 31, 1910 68

Woodrow Wilson
12. "The World Must Be Made Safe for Democracy": Request for Declaration of War on Germany • April 2, 1917 79
13. "The Fourteen Points": Address to Congress on Peace Terms • January 8, 1918 87

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
14. "The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself": First Inaugural Address • March 4, 1933 95
15. "A Rendezvous with Destiny": Acceptance Speech for Renomination • June 27, 1936 102
16. "The Four Freedoms": 1941 Annual Message to Congress • January 6, 1941 109
17. "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy": Request for Declaration of War Against Japan • December 8, 1941 118
18. "Our Sons, Pride of Our Nation": D-Day Prayer • June 6, 1944 122

Harry S. Truman
19. "The Truman Doctrine": Address to Congress on Greece and Turkey • March 12, 1947 129
20. "Do-Nothing Congress": Whistle-Stop Speech • September 18, 1948 136

Dwight D. Eisenhower
21. "Atoms for Peace": Address Before the UN General Assembly • December 8, 1953 145
22. "The Military-Industrial Complex": Farewell Address • January 17, 1961 153

John F. Kennedy
23. "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You": Inaugural Address • January 20, 1961 161
24. "Missiles in Cuba": Address to the Nation on the Cuban Missile Crisis • October 22, 1962 166
25. "Let Us Reexamine Our Attitude Toward the Cold War": Commencement Address, American University • June 10, 1963 175
26. "Ich Bin Ein Berliner": Speech at the Berlin Wall • June 26, 1963 181

Lyndon B. Johnson
27. "Let Us Continue": Address to Congress after the Kennedy Assassination • November 27, 1963 187
28. "We Shall Overcome": Address to Congress on Voting Rights • March 15, 1965 193
29. "I Shall Not Seek, and I Will Not Accept, the Nomination of My Party": Speech on the Vietnam War • March 31, 1968 203

Richard M. Nixon
30. "The Great Silent Majority": Address to the Nation on Vietnam • November 3, 1969 213
31. "We Have Done Some Things Wrong": Farewell Address to White House Staff • August 9, 1974 224

Gerald R. Ford
32. "Our Long National Nightmare Is Over": Remarks upon Taking the Oath of Office • August 9, 1974 231

Jimmy Carter
33. "A Crisis of Confidence": Speech on Energy and National Goals • July 15, 1979 237

Ronald Reagan
34. "Government Is Not the Solution to Our Problem; Government Is the Problem": First Inaugural Address • January 20, 1981 245
35. "Leave Marxism-Leninism on the Ash-Heap of History": Address to Members of British Parliament • June 8, 1982 252
36. "Slipped the Surly Bonds of Earth": Address to the Nation on the Challenger Explosion • January 28, 1986 262
37. "I Cannot Escape Responsibility": Remarks on the Iran-Contra Scandal • March 4, 1987 267

George H.W. Bush
38. "A Kinder and Gentler Nation": Acceptance Speech, Republican Convention • August 18, 1988 275

Bill Clinton
39. "What Would Martin Luther King Say?": Remarks to the Church of God in Christ in Memphis • November 13, 1993 285
40. "In the Face of Death, Let Us Honor Life": Eulogy for the Victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing • April 23, 1995 291
41. "Let That Be Our Gift to the Twenty-First Century": State of the Union Address • January 27, 1998 295

George W. Bush
42. "Freedom and Fear, Justice and Cruelty, Have Always Been at War": Address to Congress after the Attacks of September 11 • September 20, 2001 305
43. "The Day of Your Liberation Is Near": Address on Iraq • March 17, 2003 314

Barack Obama
44. "A More Perfect Union": Remarks in Philadelphia • March 18, 2008 323
45. "I am Not Bound to Win, but I am Bound to be True": Remarks to the House Democratic Caucus • March 20, 2010 336

Notes 347
Bibliography and Suggested Reading 355
Photography and Audio Credits 361
Acknowledgments 362

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