Preface to the Presidency: Selected Speeches of Bill Clinton, 1974-1992


Bill Clinton has long been touted as a master of public speaking form and political discourse. Taken from his speeches as a twenty-seven-year-old candidate for Congress though his 1992 victory speech, Preface to the Presidency reveals the power and range of his contribution to our nation's political dialogue.

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Bill Clinton has long been touted as a master of public speaking form and political discourse. Taken from his speeches as a twenty-seven-year-old candidate for Congress though his 1992 victory speech, Preface to the Presidency reveals the power and range of his contribution to our nation's political dialogue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557284402
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Fight for Fairness and Justice: Democratic State Convention, Hot Springs, Arkansas, September 13, 1974 1
The Guardian of the People's Interest: River Valley Democratic Rally, Russellville, Arkansas, April 10, 1976 6
To Bring Out the Best in All of Us: Announcement of Candidacy for Governor, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 6, 1978 8
A New Era of Achievement and Excellence: First Inaugural Address, Little Rock, Arkansas, January 9, 1979 10
Discipline, Courage, and Devotion to the People: Connecticut Democratic Convention, Hartford, Connecticut, July 18, 1980 14
We Must Speak to America: Democratic National Convention, New York City, New York, August 14, 1980 23
Hard Times and the Promise of Our Tomorrows: Second Inaugural Address, Little Rock, Arkansas, January 11, 1983 28
Making All the Difference: Special Joint Session of the Arkansas General Assembly, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 4, 1983 32
Campaign Stump Speech: Benton County Farm Bureau Political Forum, Bentonville, Arkansas, June 16, 1984 41
Remembering Truman: Be Bold in Fighting for America's Future: Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, California, July 16, 1984 45
Access to Opportunity: Third Inaugural Address, Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1985 48
Good Beginnings, Good Schools, Good Jobs: Fourth Inaugural Address, Little Rock, Arkansas, January 13, 1987 54
Nomination of Michael Dukakis: Democratic National Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, July 20, 1988 59
A New Partnership for a Better Arkansas: Arkansas General Assembly, Little Rock, Arkansas, January 15, 1991 69
A Campaign for the Future: Announcement for President, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 3, 1991 79
A New Covenant: Responsibility and Rebuilding the American Community: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., October 23, 1991 87
A New Covenant for Economic Change: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., November 20, 1991 98
A New Covenant for American Security: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., December 12, 1991 111
One Nation Again: Macomb County Community College, Warren, Michigan, March 12, 1992 125
A New Covenant for Environmental Progress: Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 22, 1992 134
Our American Community: Democratic Leadership Council, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2, 1992 144
The Tale of Two Mothers: Glide Memorial Methodist Church, San Francisco, California, May 10, 1992 156
The Value of America's Families: Cleveland City Club, Cleveland, Ohio, May 21, 1992 159
On to the White House: Primary Victory Speech, Los Angeles, California, June 2, 1992 169
Work, Family, and the Future: American Association of Retired Persons, San Antonio, Texas, June 4, 1992 174
Rebuild America: Rainbow Coalition National Convention, Washington, D.C., June 13, 1992 183
Putting People First: U.S. Conference of Mayors, Houston, Texas, June 22, 1992 195
An Administration That Looks Like America: NAACP National Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, July 11, 1992 204
A Vision for America: A New Covenant: Democratic National Convention, New York City, New York, July 16, 1992 212
A New Day for America: Bus Tour Campaign Rally, St. Louis, Missouri, July 22, 1992 223
Expanding the American Dream: Urban League National Convention, San Diego, California, July 27, 1992 228
The Test for an Education President: American Federation of Teachers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1992 244
A New Direction for the Twenty-first Century: Southern Legislative Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, August 12, 1992 255
Strategic Security in a Changing World: Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Los Angeles, California, August 13, 1992 265
We Have to Change the Rules of the Game: National Association of Police Officers Press Conference, Pontiac, Michigan, August 20, 1992 277
An Economic Strategy for America: Economic Club of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, August 21, 1992 282
Children and Family Values: Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York, August 23, 1992 296
I Will Honor Your Service: American Legion Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 25, 1992 306
A Partnership for Opportunity: Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, September 2, 1992 315
Winners in the World Economy: General Board of the AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C., September 3, 1992 326
The Working People's President: Labor Day Campaign Rally, Independence, Missouri, September 7, 1992 336
A Second Chance: Clayton County Department of Family and Children's Services, Jonesboro, Georgia, September 9, 1992 342
To Redefine Our Covenant: B'nai B'rith International Convention, Washington, D.C., September 9, 1992 349
Common Values and the Common Good: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, September 11, 1992 356
A Healthy Nation: Merck Pharmaceuticals, Rahway, New Jersey, September 24, 1992 367
A Grand Canyon of Differences: University of Connecticut, West Hartford, Connecticut, September 25, 1992 378
A Beacon of Freedom and Hope: Faneuil Hall Campaign Rally, Boston, Massachusetts, September 25, 1992 394
We Can Change the Future: Clinton-Gore Campaign Rally, Madison, Wisconsin, October 1, 1992 401
We Can Take Our Country Back: Girard Park Campaign Rally, Lafayette, Louisiana, October 27, 1992 408
A New Beginning: Old State House Victory Speech, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 3, 1992 416
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