Lesson Plans for Secondary Educators

Speakers and Speeches

Susan B. Anthony, “Is It a Crime for a U.S. Citizen to Vote?” (3 April 1873)

Kicking Bear, Address at the Council Meeting of the Hunkpapa Sioux, Great Sioux Reservation (9 October 1890)

Patrick Buchanan, “Culture War Speech: Address to the Republican National Convention” (17 August 1992)

Stokely Carmichael, “Black Power” (29 October 1966)

Cesar Chavez, Nomination Address for Governor Jerry Brown, Democratic National Convention (14 July 1976)

Shirley Chisholm, “For the Equal Rights Amendment” (1970)

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Remarks on the Release of the 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report (14 June 2010)

Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Atoms for Peace” (8 December 1953)

Lyndon Baines Johnson, We Shall Overcome, (15 March 1965)

‘Mother’ Jones, “Speech at a Public Meeting on the Steps of the Capitol Charleston, West Virginia,” (15 August 1912)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, “Inaugural Address” (20 January 1961)

John Lewis, “Speech at the March on Washington” (28 August 1963)

Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (19 November 1863)

Horace Mann, “The Necessity of Education in a Republican Government,” Multiple Occasions, (Fall 1839)

Barack Obama, “Notre Dame Commencement Address” (17 May 2009)

Ronald Reagan, “Evil Empire Speech” (8 March 1983)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Four Freedoms” (6 January 1941)

Theodore Roosevelt, “The Man with the Muck-Rake” (14 April 1906) 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “The Solitude of Self”: Speech to the House Judiciary Committee (18 February 1892)

Gloria Steinem, “Living the Revolution” (31 May 1970)

Harry S Truman, “The Truman Doctrine,” (12 March 1947)

Woodrow Wilson, “The Pueblo Speech” (25 September 1919)