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Speech of the Week

John F. Kennedy

Independence Hall Address

"To speak as President of the United States to the Chief Executives of our 50 States is both an opportunity and an obligation. The necessity for comity between the National Government and the several States is an indelible lesson of our long history."

"Our system and our freedom permit the legislative to be pitted against the executive, the State against the Federal Government, the city against the countryside, party against party, interest against interest, all in competition or in contention one with another. Our task -- your task in the State House and my task in the White House -- is to weave from all these tangled threads a fabric of law and progress."

"You and I are the executors of the testament handed down by those who gathered in this historic hall 186 years ago today. For they gathered to affix their names to a document which was, above all else, a document not of rhetoric but of bold decision."

"It was, it is true, a document of protest -- but protests had been made before. It set forth their grievances with eloquence -- but such eloquence had been heard before. But what distinguished this paper from all the others was the final irrevocable decision that it took -- to assert the independence of free States in place of colonies, and to commit to that goal their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor."

"The theory of independence is as old as man himself, and it was not invented in this hall. But it was in this hall that the theory became a practice; that the word went out to all, in Thomas Jefferson's phrase, that "the God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time."

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Barack Obama: Eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Barack Obama: Eulogy for Beau Biden III [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Michelle Obama: Tuskegee University Commencement Address [w/ Video]

Nikki Haley: On the Confederate Flag on South Carolina Statehouse Grounds [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Movie Speech: Frank Sinatra Talk with the Boys about Religious Bigotry [w/ Audio and Video]

Fadi Chehade: ICANN 51 Opening Address [w/ Video]

Teresa Pike Tomlinson - Sweet Briar College Commencement Address [w/ Video]

Loretta Lynch: Press Conference Announcing FIFA Corruption Charges [w/ Video]

Louis van Gaal: Manchester United Awards Address [w/ Video]

John Kerry: Transpacific Trade Pact Speech at Boeing [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Val Kilmer: Excerpted Performance of Mark Twain's 70th Birthday Speech [w/ Audio]

Iraq War Speeches

12/15/11 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Marks the End of Operation New Dawn

08/31/10 President's Oval Office Address Announcing End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

2/27/09 President's Address at Camp Lejeune on Ending the War in Iraq

10/12/07 General Ricardo Sanchez's Address to Military Reporters and Editors

9/13/07 President's Address to the Nation on Moving Forward in Iraq

9/10/07 General David Petraeus' Opening Statement to Congress on the Status in Iraq

7/12/07 President's Press Conference on Iraq War

1/10/07 President's Address to the Nation on Troop Increase

9/11/06 President's National Address on Five-Year Anniversary of 9/11

12/18/05 President's National Address in Oval Office

2/4/05 L. Paul Bremer: TD Waterhouse Conference Keynote Address

2/02/05 President's 2005 State of the Union Address

1/30/05 President's Address Following Democratic Election in Iraq

10/4/04 Donald Rumsfeld's Address to the Council on Foreign Relations

4/13/04 President's Prime Time News Conference on Iraq War

4/8/04 Condoleezza Rice: 9/11 Commission Opening Statement

1/20/04 President's 2004 State of the Union Address

12/14/03 President Announces Capture of Saddam Hussein

5/01/03 President Announces End of Combat Ops in Iraq

Ashleigh Banfield: Landon Lecture at Kansas State University

4/13/04 President's Prime Time Press Conference on Iraq War

4/10/03 President and UK Prime Minister Addresses to the Peoples of Iraq

4/03/03 President's Address at Camp Lejeune

3/19/03 Senator Robert Byrd: The Arrogance of Power

3/19/03 President's Address to the Nation: Initial Ops in Iraq

3/17/03 President's Ultimatum to Saddam

2/05/03 Colin Powell's Address to the UN Security Council

1/28/03 President's State of the Union Address

8/26/02 Vice President Cheney's Address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 103rd National Convention

2/02/02 Paul Wolfowitz's Address at the 38th Verkunde Conference

1/29/02 President's State of the Union Address

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