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American History Quotes

Reflections of American History, Society, Culture and Life through the words of those with influence

American Rhetoric - Top 100 Speeches - Audio

THE TOP 100 SPEECHES is an index to and substantial database of full text transcriptions of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to a list compiled by Professors Stephen E. Lucas and Martin J. Medhurst.137 leading scholars of American public address were asked to recommend speeches on the basis of social and political impact, and rhetorical artistry.             

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Presidential Quiz


1. Who wrote the papers that are the basis of our money system's pennies, dimes and dollars?

2.Who was the first American president to resign from office?

3.Who was the only president to receive a PhD?

4.Who was the youngest man elected to the presidency?

5.Who oversaw the creation of NASA?

6.Who was elected unaminously and was still reluctant to accept the presidency?

7.Who said "the onlything we have to feat is fear itself"?

8. Who was the first son of a president to be elected to the presidency?

9. Which American president was defeated in an attempt to become the mayor of New York City?


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