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Words that changed America : great speeches that inspired, challenged, healed, and enlightened

Author: Alex Barnett
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2006.
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From George Washington to Martin Luther King to George W. Bush--inspiring speeches from American history.

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Words that changed America.
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2006
(OCoLC)149611308
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Barnett
ISBN: 9781461748915 1461748917
OCLC Number: 1024106348
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Words That Changed America; CONTENTS; ACKOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; PART ONE: THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED; Declarations of the Stamp Act Congress, October 2, 1765; Patrick Henry, Liberty or Death, March 23, 1775; Thomas Paine, Common Sense, January 1776; Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776; George Washington, Speech to His Officers at Newburgh, New York, March 15, 1783; Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801; Tecumseh, Sleep Not Longer, September 1811; Henry Highland Garnet, A Call to Rebellion, August 15, 1843. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Keynote Address at Seneca Falls, July 19, 1848Susan B. Anthony, Are Women Persons?, 1873; PART TWO: A MORE PERFECT UNION; Thomas Jefferson, The Commerce between Master and Slave, 1782; Benjamin Franklin, Closing Speech at the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787; James Madison, Speech in Favor of the Federal Constitution, June 6, 1788; George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796; Daniel Webster, Second Reply to Hayne, January 26, 1830; Andrew Jackson, Proclamation Regarding Nullification, December 10, 1832. Andrew Jackson, Message to the Seminoles, February 16, 1835William Lloyd Garrison, To the Public, January 1, 1831; Angelina Grimké, Speech at Pennsylvania Hall, May 16, 1838; Frederick Douglass, What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?, July 5, 1852; Henry Clay, The Compromise of 1850, February 5 and 6, 1850; Abraham Lincoln, Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise, October 16, 1854; John Brown, Address to the Court, November 2, 1859; Abraham Lincoln, Cooper Institute Address, February 27, 1860; Jefferson Davis, Farewell Speech to the Senate, January 21, 1861. Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Memorial Day Address, May 30, 1884; Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865; Frederick Douglass, Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage, January, 1867; Chief Joseph of the Nez Percé, Upon Surrendering to the U.S. Army, October 5, 1877; Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Address, September 18, 1895; W.E.B. Du Bois, Speech at Harpers Ferry, August 16, 1906; Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Lynching: Our National Crime, April, 1909. Anna Howard Shaw, The Fundamental Principle of a Republic, June 21, 1915Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream, August 28, 1963; PART THREE: FREEDOM OF SPEECH; Benjamin Franklin, An Apology for Printers, June 10, 1731; Andrew Hamilton, In Defense of Zenger, August 4, 1735; The First Amendment, 1791; The Sedition Act, 1798; Elijah Lovejoy, Last Public Speech, November 3, 1837; Wendell Phillips, The Death of Lovejoy, December 8, 1837; Frederick Douglass, A Plea for Free Speech in Boston, December 10, 1860; The Sedition Act, 1918; Emma Goldman, Address to the Jury, July 9, 1917.
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"As powerful and eloquent in written form as they must have been when spoken. Classics, all of them."-Journal Inquirer

 
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