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Voices of Democracy Journal Volume 12

Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Address of the President to the Congress of the United States Broadcast from the Capitol, Washington D.C.” (8 December 1941)

Mary E. Stuckey, Pennsylvania State University

pp. 1-15


Harry S. Truman, “Address Before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” (29 June 1947)

Allison M. Prasch, Colorado State University

pp. 16-44


Robert M. La Follette, Sr., “Free Speech and the Right of Congress to Declare the Objects of War” (6 October 1917)

Amy L. Heyse, California State University – Long Beach

pp. 45-62