Speech Title Index

Busse Library provides this website as a resource for students and faculty seeking the locations of famous American speeches.

The Speech Title Index offers the ranked results of the project with links from famous lines or titles to the master list, which then displays full website and print resources.

Entries with common/famous and formal titles are cross-referenced under both options. Example: "My Side of the Story." Nixon, Richard. 23 September 1952. (#6) SEE: "Checkers."

This project is based upon the 1999 "Top 100 American Speeches of the 20th Century," a project of the communications departments of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Texas A&M University.

A full ranking of all the speeches and their texts can be found as the "Top 100 Speeches" at AmericanRhetoric.com

Title Index: Title, Speaker, Date, and Rank.

"Acres of Diamonds." Conwell, Russell. 1900-1925. (#24)

Address at the Brandenburg Gate. Reagan, Ronald. 12 June 1987. (#94). SEE: "Tear Down the Wall."

Address at the U.S. Ranger Monument on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. Reagan, Ronald. 6 June 1984. (#60)

Address on Taking the Oath of Office. Ford, Gerald. 9 August 1974. (#87) SEE: "Our Long National Nightmare is Over."

Address to Congress on Greece and Turkey. Truman, Harry. 12 March 1947. (#32) SEE: "The Truman Doctrine."

Address to Congress on the Voting Rights Act. Johnson, Lyndon B. 15 March 1965. (#10) SEE: "We Shall Overcome."

Address to the Jury. Goldman, Emma. 9 July 1917. (#67)

Address to the Nation on Civil Rights. Kennedy, John F. 11 June 1963. (#48) SEE: "A Moral Issue."

Address to the Nation on Energy and National Crisis. Carter, Jimmy. 15 July 1979. (#90) SEE: "A Crisis of Confidence."

Address to the Nation on the Cambodian Incursion. Nixon, Richard M. 30 April 1970. (#74)

Address to the Nation on the Challenger Disaster. Reagan, Ronald. 28 January 1986. (#8)

Address to the Nation on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy, John F. 22 October 1962. (#49)

Address to the Nation on Pardoning Richard M. Nixon. Ford, Gerald. 8 September 1974. (#96)

Address to the Nation on the War in Vietnam. Nixon, Richard M. 3 November 1969. (#21) SEE: "The Great Silent Majority."

Address to the Nation on Vietnam and the Decision Not to Seek Re-Election. Johnson, Lyndon B. 31 March 1968. (#77)

Address to the Nation Resigning the Presidency. Nixon, Richard M. 8 August 1974. (#39)

Address to the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women. Clinton, Hillary Rodham. 5 September 1995. (#35) SEE: "Women's Rights are Human Rights."

Address to Congress After Assuming the Presidency. Johnson, Lyndon B. 27 November 1963. (#98) SEE: "Let Us Continue."

Address to the U.S. Congress. Catt, Carrie Chapman. November 1917. (#75)

"Adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights." Roosevelt, Eleanor. 9 December 1948.(#100)

"Against Imperialism." Bryan, William Jennings. 8 August 1900. (#45) SEE: Speech Accepting the 1900 Democratic Presidential Nomination.

"AIDS: A Personal Story." Glaser, Elizabeth. 14 July 1992. (#81) SEE: Speech at the 1992 Democratic National Convention.

The American University Speech. Kennedy, John F. 10 June 1963. (#37) SEE: Commencement Address at the American University.

"The Arsenal of Democracy." Roosevelt, Franklin D. 29 December 1940. (#28)

"Atoms for Peace." Eisenhower, Dwight D. 8 December 1953. (#36)

"The Ballot or the Bullet." Malcolm X. 3 April 1964. (#7)

"The Banking Crisis." Roosevelt, Franklin D. 12 March 1933. (#31) SEE: First Fireside Chat.

"Black Power." Carmichael, Stokely. October 1966. (#65)

"Chappaquiddick." Kennedy, Edward M. 25 July 1969. (#62). SEE: Televised Statement.

"Checkers." Nixon, Richard M. 23 September 1952. (#6) SEE: "My Side of the Story."

"The Children's Era." Sanger, Margaret. March 1925. (#83)

"Choices and Change." Bush, Barbara. 1 June 1990. (#47) SEE: Commencement Speech at Wellesley College.

Commencement Speech at Wellesley College. Bush, Barbara. 1 June 1990. (#47). SEE: "Choices and Change."

"Common Ground and Common Sense." Jackson, Jesse. 20 July 1988. (#51). SEE: Speech to the 1988 Democratic National Convention.

"The Crisis." Catt, Carrie Chapman. 7 September 1916. (#68).

"A Crisis of Confidence." Carter, Jimmy. 15 July 1979. (#90) SEE: Address to the Nation on Energy and National Crisis.

"A Date which Will Live in Infamy." Roosevelt, Franklin D. 8 December 1941. (#4) SEE: The War Message.

"Declaration of Conscience." Smith, Margaret Chase. 1 June 1950. (#41)

Defense of Fred Fisher at the Army-McCarthy Hearings. Welch, Joseph. 6 June 1954. (#99) SEE: "Have You No Sense of Decency?"

"The Dream Shall Never Die." Kennedy, Edward M. 12 August 1980. (#76) SEE: Speech at the 1980 Democratic National Convention.

"Duty, Honor, Country." MacArthur, Douglas. 12 May 1962. (#20) SEE: Farewell Address at the U.S. Military Academy.

"An End to History." Savio, Mario. 2 December 1984. (#80)

Eulogy to Robert Kennedy. Kennedy, Edward. 8 June 1968. (#70)

"Every Man a King." Long, Huey P. 23 February 1935. (#26)

"The Evil Empire." Reagan, Ronald. 8 March 1983. (#29). SEE: Speech to the National Association of Evangelicals.

"Extemism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice." Goldwater, Barry. 16 July 1964. (#64) SEE: Speech Accepting the 1964 Republican Presidential Nomination.

Farewell Address. Eisenhower, Dwight D. 17 January 1961. (#18)

Farewell Address at the U.S. Military Academy. MacArthur, Douglas. 12 May 1962. (#20) SEE: "Duty, Honor, Country."

Farewell Address to Congress. MacArthur, Douglas. 19 April 1951. (#14) SEE: "Old Soldiers Never Die."

Farewell to Baseball. Gehrig, Lou. 4 July 1939. (#73)

Final Address in Support of the League of Nations. Wilson, Woodrow. 25 September 1919. (#72)

First Fireside Chat. Roosevelt, Franklin D. 12 March 1933. (#31) SEE: "The Banking Crisis."

First Inaugural Address. Reagan, Ronald. 20 January 1981. (#30)

First Inaugural Address. Roosevelt, Franklin D. 4 March 1933. (#3)

First Inaugural Address. Wilson, Woodrow. 4 March 1913. (#79)

"For the Equal Rights Amendment." Chisholm, Shirley. 10 August 1970. (#93)

"For the League of Nations." Wilson, Woodrow. 6 September 1919. (#97)

"The Four Freedoms." Roosevelt, Franklin D. 6 January 1941. (#42)

"The Fourteen Points." Wilson, Woodrow. 8 January 1918. (#40)

"Free Speech in Wartime." La Follette, Robert M. 6 October 1917. (#59)

"The Fundamental Principle of a Republic." Shaw, Anna Howard. 21 June 1915. (#27)

"The Great Silent Majority." Nixon, Richard M. 3 November 1969. (#21) SEE: Address to the Nation on the War in Vietnam.

"The Great Society." Johnson, Lyndon B. 22 May 1964. (#53)

"Have You No Sense of Decency?" Welch, Joseph. 9 June 1954. (#99) SEE: Defense of Fred Fisher at the Army-McCarthy Hearings.

"I've Been to the Mountaintop." King, Martin Luther, Jr. 3 April 1968. (#15)

"Ich bin ein Berliner." Kennedy, John F. 26 June 1963. (#22)

"I Have a Dream." King, Martin Luther, Jr. 28 August 1963. (#1)

Inaugural Address. Kennedy, John F. 20 January 1961. (#2)

"The Issue." Debs, Eugene V. 23 May 1908. (#82)

Keynote Speech to the Democratic National Convention. Cuomo, Mario. 17 July 1984. (#11) SEE: "A Tale of Two Cities."

Keynote Speech to the Democratic National Convention. Jordan, Barbara. 12 July 1976. (#5)

Keynote Speech to the Democratic National Convention. Richards, Ann. 18 July 1988. (#38)

"Labor and the Nation." Lewis, John L. 3 September 1937. (#63) SEE: "The Rights of Labor."

"A Left-Handed Commencement Address." Le Guin, Ursula. 22 May 1983. (#84)

"Let's Talk Sense to American People." Stevenson, Adlai. 26 July 1952. (#56) SEE: Speech Accepting the 1952 Democratic Presidential Nomination.

"Let Us Continue." Johnson, Lyndon B. 27 November 1963. (#98) SEE: Address to Congress after Assuming the Presidency.

"The Man with the Muckrake." Roosevelt, Theodore. 14 April 1906. (#16)

"The Marshall Plan." Marshall, George C. 5 June 1947. (#54)

"Message to the Grassroots." Malcolm X. 10 November 1963. (#91)

"A Moral Issue." Kennedy, John F. 11 June 1963. (#48) SEE: Address to the Nation on Civil Rights.

"A Moral Necessity for Birth Control." Sanger, Margaret. 1921-1922. (#46)

"My Side of the Story." Nixon, Richard M. 23 September 1952. (#6) SEE: "Checkers."

"Now We Can Begin." Eastman, Crystal. September-October 1920. (#85)

"Old Soldiers Never Die." MacArthur, Douglas. 19 April 1951. (#14) SEE: Farewell Address to Congress.

"Our Long National Nightmare is Over." Ford, Gerald. 9 August 1974. (#87) SEE: Address on Taking the Oath of Office.

"The Perils of Indifference." Wiesel, Elie. 12 April 1999. (#95)

Plea for Mercy at the Trial of Leopold and Loeb. Darrow, Clarence. 22-23,25 August 1924. (#23)

Radio Broadcast. Long, Huey P. 7 March 1935. (#86) SEE: "Share Our Wealth."

"The Rainbow Coalition." Jackson, Jesse. 17 July 1984. (#12) SEE: Speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

"Religious Belief and Public Morality." Cuomo, Mario. 13 September 1984. (#61)

"The Rights of Labor." Lewis, John L. 3 September 1937. (#63) SEE: "Labor and the Nation."

"Share Our Wealth." Long, Huey P. 7 March 1935. (#86) SEE: Radio Broadcast.

Speech Accepting the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Bryan, William Jennings. 8 August 1900. (#45) SEE: "Against Imperialism."

Speech Accepting the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Stevenson, Adlai. 26 July 1952. (#56) SEE: "Let's Talk Sense to American People."

Speech Accepting the Democratic Vice-Presidential Nomination. Ferraro, Geraldine. 19 July 1984. (#58)

Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize in Literature. Faulkner, William. 10 December 1950. (#33)

Speech Accepting the Republican Presidential Nomination. Goldwater, Barry. 16 July 1964. (#64) SEE: "Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice."

Speech at Riverside Church. King, Martin Luther, Jr. 4 April 1967. (#43) SEE: "A Time to Break Silence."

Speech at the Democratic National Convention. Glaser, Elizabeth. 14 July 1992. (#81) SEE: "AIDS: A Personal Story."

Speech at the Democratic National Convention. Humphrey, Hubert H. 14 July 1948. (#66) SEE: "The Sunshine of Human Rights."

Speech at the Democratic National Convention. Jackson, Jesse. 17 July 1984. (#12) SEE: "The Rainbow Coalition."

Speech at the Democratic National Convention. Kennedy, Edward M. 12 August 1980. (#76) SEE: "The Dream Shall Never Die."

Speech at the Prayer Service for Victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing. Clinton, Bill. 23 April 1995. (#92)

"Speech on Ending his Fast." Chavez, Cesar. 10 March 1968. (#88)

Speech to the Commonwealth Club. Roosevelt, Franklin D. 23 September 1932. (#78)

Speech to the Democratic National Convention. Jackson, Jesse. 20 July 1988. (#51) SEE: "Common Ground and Common Sense."

Speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. Kennedy, John F. 12 September 1960. (#9)

Speech to the National Association of Evangelicals. Reagan, Ronald. 8 March 1983. (#29) SEE: "The Evil Empire."

Speech to the Republican National Convention. Fisher, Mary. 19 August 1992. (#52) SEE: "A Whisper of AIDS."

Statement at the Smith Act Trial. Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley. 2 February 1953. (#89)

Statement on the Articles of Impeachment. Jordan, Barbara. 25 July 1974. (#13)

Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Kennedy, Robert F. 4 April 1968. (#17)

Statement to the Court. Debs, Eugene V. 14 September 1918. (#34)

Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hill, Anita. 11 October 1991. (#71)

"The Struggle for Human Rights." Roosevelt, Eleanor. 28 September 1948. (#57)

"The Sunshine of Human Rights." Humphrey, Hubert H. 14 July 1948. (#66) SEE: Speech at the 1948 Democratic National Convention.

"A Tale of Two Cities." Cuomo, Mario. 17 July 1984. (#11) SEE: Keynote Speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

"Tear Down the Wall." Reagan, Ronald. 12 June 1987. (#94) SEE: Address at Brandenburg Gate.

Televised Speech on Behalf of Barry Goldwater. Reagan, Ronald. 27 October 1964. (#25) SEE: "A Time of Choosing."

Televised Statement. Kennedy, Edward M. 25 July 1969. (#62) SEE: "Chappaquiddick."

"Television and the Public Interest." Minow, Newton W. 9 May 1961. (#69)

"Television News Coverage." Agnew, Spiro. 13 November 1969. (#50)

"A Time of Choosing." Reagan, Ronald. 27 October 1964. (#25). SEE: Televised Speech on Behalf of Barry Goldwater.

"A Time to Break Silence." King, Martin Luther, Jr. 4 April 1967. (#43) SEE: Speech at Riverside Church.

"The Truman Doctrine." Truman, Harry S. 12 March 1947. (#32) SEE: Address to Congress on Greece and Turkey.

"Truth and Tolerance in America." Kennedy, Edward. 3 October 1983. (#55)

"A Vast Wasteland." Minow, Newton W. 9 May 1961. (#69) SEE: "Television and the Public Interest."

War Message. Roosevelt, Franklin D. 8 December 1941. (#4) SEE: "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy."

War Message. Wilson, Woodrow. 2 April 1917. (#19) SEE: "The World Must Be Made Safe for Democracy."

"We Shall Overcome." Johnson, Lyndon B. 15 March 1965. (#10) SEE: Address to Congress on the Voting Rights Act.

"What it Means to Be Colored in the Capital of the United States." Terrell, Mary Church. 10 October 1906. (#44)

"A Whisper of AIDS." Fisher, Mary. 19 August 1992. (#52). SEE: Speech to the 1992 Republican National Convention.

"Women's Rights are Human Rights." Clinton, Hillary Rodham. 5 September 1995. (#35) SEE: Address to the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women.

"The World Must be Made Safe for Democracy." Wilson, Woodrow. 2 April 1917. (#19). SEE: War Message.