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Speech Topics and Presentations

Information for Speech Classes including the following topics; public speaking tips, finding speech topics, managing fear of public speaking, websites, tutorials, and how to access articles in "Vital Speeches of the Day."

President John F. Kennedy Inagural Address

"Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You" (15.39 min.)

Uploaded on Jan 28, 2011

One of the greatest American Speeches ever. John F. Kennedy Presidential Inaugural Speech January 20, 1961.
text of speech:


President John F. Kennedy Inagural Address

Martin Luther King - I have a Dream speech

Martin Luther King Jr. -- "I Have a Dream" speech (16:44 min.)

Probably the most famous speech of the 20th century by Martin Luther King on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

"I Have Dream" (Transcript)

Published on Jan 1, 2013

President Franklin D. Roosevelt - Declaration of War Speech

Declaration of War -- "A Day which will live in Infamy"

Uploaded on Oct 19, 2009

On December 8th, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Declaration of War Address to congress. Excerpt taken from Great Speeches Vol. 5. from Educational Video Group, Inc. available at Transcript From Library of Congress