You learn to write good speeches by listening to good speeches.
~ William McGurn, Associated Press (10 April 2005). Ex-'WSJ' Scribe Gets Hang of New Job as Bush Speechwriter
At the turn of the century, Bryan was largely considered the preeminent public-speaker in American politics; he burst onto the national political scene largely because of one speech, his "Cross of Gold," delivered to delegates at the Democratic National Convention on July 9, 1896.
The "I Have Sinned" speech, hand-written by the President, was delivered at the annual White House prayer breakfast on Friday, September 11, 1998, to an audience of more than 100 ministers, priests and other religious leaders assembled in the East Room.
Addressing the second annual meeting of the Niagra Conference, in Harpers Ferry, W.V., on August 16, 1906, DuBois makes a demand for the "full manhood rights" of African-American citizens.
Accepting the Nobel Prize in Literature: The difficulties of being a artist in the nuclear age. December 10, 1950.
On April 14, 1865, only five days after General Lee had surrendered at Appomattox, Garrison articulates "The Governing Passion of My Soul" in a speech given at Charleston, South Carolina.
Chairman, Republican National Committee "Citizenship" speech given at .
Although hoping to avoid United States participation World War I because it was seen largely as an old-world European war, Treasury Secretary McAdoo gave his American Rights speech following the U.S. declaration of war in 1917.
In his final address, President McKinley spoke at the opening of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, on September 5, 1901. He was shot the next day and died eight days later.
On April 6, 1933, he delivered this speech, titled "The Pleasure of Books," during a radio broadcast.
Called "the most successful political fundraising speech in history," actor Ronald Reagan launched his political career with the speech, "A Time for Choosing," delivered at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles on October 27, 1964.
The famous philosopher and crusader for nuclear disarmament, showing due concern for his fellowmen and generations to come, spoke on BBC Radio, London, after the explosion of first hydrogen bomb on December 30, 1954.
On winning the Nobel Peace Prize for 1976: Movement of Peace People and Northern Irish People. December 11, 1977.
Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize: The war ends, the landmine goes on killing. December 10, 1977.
The twenty-eighth U.S. president addressed the joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 1917, in a speech titled "The World Must be Made Safe for Democracy."
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