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American Rhetoric

American Rhetoric is the Internet's leading resource for free downloadable and streaming audio of historical speeches. They feature over 100 original recordings of the greatest speeches delivered throughout the 20th century to the present day. Most of the speeches are political with multiple speeches by presidents such as John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard M. Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, along with speeches from orators like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Bono. Their site allows you to stream the speech or download it as an MP3, and also features a complete transcript of the text of the speech.


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by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

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by Barack Obama
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Major Speeches of Barack Obama from the Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech up to his major Presidential speeches.

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by Jim Valvano
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"I know, I gotta go, I gotta go, and I got one last thing and I said it before, and I'm gonna say it again: Cancer can take away all my physical ability. It cannot touch my mind; it cannot touch my heart; and it cannot touch my soul."

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by Abraham Lincoln
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"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation...

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by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"And so I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man! Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!!"

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by Malcolm X
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Malcolm X delivered this speech on 10 Nov, 1963 in Detroit, MI.

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by Ronald Reagan
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"This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government..."

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by Malcolm X
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"Were we to come out here discussing religion, wed have too many differences from the outstart and we could never get together."

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by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"If we do not stop our war against the people of Vietnam immediately, the world will be left with no other alternative..."

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by John F. Kennedy
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"We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom..."

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