American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for Young People

ISBN-10: 0471389420

ISBN-13: 9780471389422

Edition: 2001

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An inspiring collection of over 100 of the greatest speeches in American history What better way to introduce kids to the power of the spoken word than with this fantastic collection of some of the greatest speeches in American history? From Lincoln2s unforgettable Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King2s valiant "I Have a Dream" speech to lesser known orations such as George Vest2s "Eulogy on a Dog" and Lou Gehrig2s speech describing himself as "the luckiest man on the face of the earth," this vibrant book introduces kids to Americans who spoke out and made a difference in their world and ours. They2ll meet such brilliant orators as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an advocate for women2s rights who delivered her masterpiece "The Solitude of Self" in 1892, and 10-year-old Samantha Smith of Maine, who was invited to Russia after writing a heartfelt letter to Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov, along with Sojourner Truth; Red Cloud, Lakota Sioux Chief; Mother Jones; Mark Twain; and many others. A terrific way to help kids develop oratorical skills-and learn about U.S. history. American Heritage magazine, the country2s premier U.S. history publication, has long been known for its acclaimed children2s reference books, including The American Heritage Children2s Dictionary and The American Heritage Student Dictionary. Suzanne McIntire (Arlington, VA) is a freelance writer who has been collecting great speeches for many years.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Suzanne McIntire is a freelance writer and seasoned veteran of gardening in the hot summers and cold winters of northern Virginia.

To Captain John Smith (1609)
To De la Barre, Governor of Canada (1684)
In Defense of John Peter Zenger and the Freedom of the Press (1735)
"We Will Make Men of Them" (1744)
On the Fourth Anniversary of the Boston Massacre (1774)
To Lord Dunmore (1774)
"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" (1775)
"We Have Ever Been True Friends" (1775)
To the Continental Congress (1776)
To the Constitutional Convention (1787)
To the Massachusetts Convention (1788)
"Observe Good Faith and Justice towards All Nations" (1796)
First Inaugural Address (1801)
"We Never Quarrel about Religion" (1805)
"Sleep Not Longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws" (1811)
Welcome to Lafayette (1824)
Bunker Hill Oration (1825)
"Farewell to Black Hawk" (1832)
"Remember the Alamo!" (1836)
In Defense of a Free Press (1837)
"What Has the North to Do with Slavery?" (1838)
The Call to Rebellion (1843)
"My Grave Shall Be Made in Free Soil" (1846)
Against War with Mexico (1847)
"If I Had a Country, I Should Be a Patriot" (1847)
A Call for a Measure of Compromise (1850)
"If You Have Woman's Rights, Give Them to Her" (1851)
"What to the American Slave Is Your Fourth of July?" (1852)
On the Fugitive Slave Law (1854)
"We Will Dwell Apart and in Peace" (1854)
"A Disappointed Woman" (1855)
"A House Divided" (1858)
Sixth Lincoln-Douglas Debate (1858)
To the Court after Sentencing (1859)
On the Death of John Brown (1859)
Farewell to the Senate (1861)
The Gettysburg Address (1863)
"With Malice toward None, with Charity for All" (1865)
"I Hold That I Am a Member of This Body" (1868)
Eulogy on the Dog (1870)
"We Will Remain at Peace with Your People Forever" (1872)
"Are Women Persons?" (1873)
"I Will Fight No More Forever" (1877)
"The Solitude of Self" (1892)
"A Cross of Gold" (1896)
"Acres of Diamonds" (late 1890s)
To the Machine Tenders Union (1898)
To the United Mine Workers of America (1901)
"Freeing the Children from Toil" (1905)
"In Behalf of Simplified Spelling" (1906)
Citizenship in a Republic (1910)
On the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire (1911)
The Coatesville Address (1912)
Tribute to Lincoln (1914)
"An Oath of Allegiance to a Great Ideal" (1915)
The Fundamental Principle of a Republic (1915)
"The World Must Be Made Safe for Democracy" (1917)
"First Make Democracy Safe in America" (1917)
"While There Is a Lower Class, I Am in It" (1918)
In Defense of Leopold and Loeb (1924)
"Anything Un-American Cannot Live in the Sunlight" (1928)
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself" (1933)
"The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" (1939)
"What Constitutes an American?" (1941)
"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy" (1941)
"The Spirit of Liberty" (1944)
"The Eyes of the World Are upon You" (1944)
The Fala Address (1944)
"People of the Philippines: I Have Returned" (1944)
Eulogy at the Marine Corps Cemetery (1945)
To the United Nations (1947)
"The Four Horsemen of Calumny" (1950)
"I Decline to Accept the End of Man" (1950)
Forbidden to Speak at Cardozo High School Graduation (1951)
"Let My People Go" (1952)
The Checkers Speech (1952)
"There Comes a Time When People Get Tired" (1955)
"On the Blacklist All Our Lives" (1957)
"The Clock Will Not Be Turned Back" (1957)
"Ask What You Can Do for Your Country" (1961)
"Duty, Honor, Country" (1962)
"Let Them Come to Berlin" (1963)
"I Have a Dream" (1963)
"Four Little Girls Were Killed" (1963)
Eulogy for President John F. Kennedy (1963)
"The Ballot or the Bullet" (1964)
"Extremism in the Defense of Liberty Is No Vice" (1964)
"History Has Not Ended" (1964)
"We Shall Overcome" (1965)
To the United Nations (1965)
"The Anvil of Individual Conscience" (1967)
"God Help Us to Be Men!" (1968)
"The Focus Is Vietnam" (1968)
"I've Been to the Mountaintop" (1968)
On the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (1968)
"The Business of America Is War" (1969)
On the 350th Anniversary of Plymouth (1970)
"The Price of Liberty to Speak the Truth" (1971)
"My Faith in the Constitution Is Whole" (1974)
"I Shall Resign the Presidency" (1974)
"I Must 'Raise a Beef' about This Bill" (1975)
Commencement Address at Lake Forest College (1977)
At the Liberators Conference (1981)
"Look Around and See Only Friends" (1983)
To the Nation on the Challenger Disaster (1986)
On the Bicentennial of the Constitution (1987)
"Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!" (1987)
To the Democratic National Convention (1988)
To the 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team (1993)
To His Fans (1995)
"They Died for That Which Can Never Burn" (2000)
To the Young Speaker
Photo Credits
Index of Speakers
Index of Themes
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