Main Links

Speech Index

Special Events

Recent Additions

   [Home]

   [SITE SEARCH]

   Speech Bank

   Top 100 Speeches

   Rhetorical Literacy

   Obama Speeches

   Movie Speeches

   Figures in Sound

   Christian Rhetoric

   Rhetoric of 9-11

   News & Info

   For Scholars

   What is Rhetoric?  

   Plato on Rhetoric

  Aristotle on Rhetoric

   Comm Journals

   Comm Associations

   RCA

  Cool Exercises

   Rhetoric  Quiz!

   Rodman & de Ref

   Corax v. Tisias

  Reviews/Traffic

   Features/Awards

   NetRank/Links In

  Audio Players

   Real Player

   Windows Media

   WinAmp

  Legal/Privacy

  Copyright Info

   Privacy Policy 

   E-mail Owner 

Get Speeches  A-F

Get Speeches  G-L

Get Speeches  M-R

Get Speeches  S-Z

Lyndon B. Johnson: "The Great Society"
 
American Rhetoric YouTube


Speech of the Week

Lyndon Baines Johnson

The Great Society

"The purpose of protecting the life of our Nation and preserving the liberty of our citizens is to pursue the happiness of our people. Our success in that pursuit is the test of our success as a Nation."

"For in your time we have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society."

"The Great Society...demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time. But that is just the beginning."

"The Great Society is not a safe harbor, a resting place, a final objective, a finished work. It is a challenge constantly renewed, beckoning us toward a destiny where the meaning of our lives matches the marvelous products of our labor."

"The solution to [our] problems does not rest on a massive program in Washington, nor can it rely solely on the strained resources of local authority. They require us to create new concepts of cooperation, a creative federalism, between the National Capital and the leaders of local communities."

"So, will you join in the battle to give every citizen the full equality which God enjoins and the law requires, whatever his belief, or race, or the color of his skin?"

"Will you join in the battle to give every citizen an escape from the crushing weight of poverty?"

"Will you join in the battle to make it possible for all nations to live in enduring peace -- as neighbors and not as mortal enemies?"

Text and Audio of Address

Dan Geer: Statement to Congress on Computer Security [w/ Audio]

Barack Obama: Iraq Update and Press Q/A [w/ AudioXE and Video]

SSG Ryan Pitts: Medal of Honor Ceremony Induction Address [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Lyndon Baines Johnson: 1964 State of the Union Address [Entire Video Added]

Adm. John Kirby: Presser on MH17 [w/ Audio and Video]

Ben Carson: 2013 National Prayer Breakfast Address [Authenticated Transcript Added]

Samantha Power: United Nations Statement on the Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 [w/ Audio]

Shimon Peres: Oslo II Accord Signing Address [w/ Audio]

Bruce Campbell: Independence Day Messages [w/ AudioXE and Video]

William Lynn III: DOD Cyber Strategy Address [w/ AudioXE and Video]

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

Barack Obama  Hillary Clinton  William Jefferson Clinton

Al Gore  Joe Biden  Michelle Obama  Ted Kennedy

John McCain  Sarah Palin  Mike Huckabee  Fred Thompson 

Rudy Giuliani  George W. Bush  Joe Lieberman

Barack Obama  Alexandra Kerry  Al Gore   Al Sharpton

Jimmy Carter   Bill Clinton  Ilana Wexler  John Kerry 

Vanessa Kerry  BLOOPERS!

   Arnold Schwarzenegger   Dick Cheney   George W. Bush

John McCain   Laura Bush   Rudi Giuliani   Zell Miller

 

compassionintl.gif (13360 bytes)

Top 100 Speeches

Movie Speeches

American Rhetoric Home

Copyright 2001-2014.
American Rhetoric
by
Michael E. Eidenmuller
All rights reserved.