The Ten Greatest Speeches

By Dale Glading | The Save Jersey Blog

MLK SpeechIn honor of Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago today, Save Jerseyans, I have listed my Top 10 Greatest Speeches by an American in chronological order.  

Please feel free to comment and/or chime in with a list of your own:

  1. Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty” Speech to the Second Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775

  2. George Washington’s Farewell Address, September 17, 1796

  3. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

  4. Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

  5. (a tie) FDR’S First and Third Inaugural Addresses, March 4, 1933 and January 20, 1941

  6. JFK’s Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961

  7. JFK’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” Speech at the Berlin Wall, June 26, 1963  

  8. MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, August 28, 1963

  9. Ronald Reagan’s “The Boys of Pointe du Hoc” Speech in Normandy, France, June 6, 1984

  10. Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbechev” Speech at the Brandenburg Gate , June 12, 1987

Honorable Mention to Reagan’s Challenger Disaster Speech, January 28, 1986…



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