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“Peace Without Conquest”

Source: Address at Johns Hopkins University: “Peace Without Conquest,” April 7, 1965, Public Papers of…

Special Message to the Congress Recommending a Comprehensive Health Program

To the Congress of the United States: In my message to the Congress of September…

Letter to Edgar Newton Eisenhower

Dear Ed: I think that such answer as I can give to your letter of…

Letter to Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower

Personal and Confidential As for McCarthy. Only a short-sighted or completely inexperienced individual would urge…

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Can a Christian Be a Communist?

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Philosophy in the United States

There are nearly 300 non-Catholic colleges in the United States, most of them chartered by…

Veterans Day Proclamation

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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka I and II

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Remarks at Gettysburg on Civil Rights

On this hallowed ground, heroic deeds were performed and eloquent words were spoken a century…

State of the Union Address

We are entering the third century of the pursuit of American union. Two hundred years…

Special Message to Congress Proposing a Nationwide War on the Sources of Poverty

We are citizens of the richest and most fortunate nation in the history of the…

Port Huron Statement

Source: Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (New York: The Student Department…

Excerpt from Yates v. United States

… II. Instructions to the Jury. Petitioners contend that the instructions to the jury were…

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Brandenburg v. Ohio

Appellant, a Ku Klux Klan leader, was convicted under the Ohio Criminal Syndicalism statute for…

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Address to the Washington Pilgrimage of American Churchmen

Mr. Chairman, Dr. Pruden, my friends: I am happy to have the privilege of speaking…

Address in Philadelphia at the Dedication of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains

Dr. Poling, associate chaplains, and ladies and gentlemen: This chapel commemorates something more than an…

Address in Spokane at Gonzaga University

Senator Magnuson, Father Corkery, Governor, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests: I am very glad to…

Address on the Occasion of the Signing of the North Atlantic Treaty

Your Excellencies, and fellow citizens: On this historic occasion, I am happy to welcome the…

Inaugural Address

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Chief Justice, fellow citizens: I accept with humility the honor which…

St. Patrick’s Day Address

Mr. President, Mr. Chairman, distinguished guests, fellow Americans: It is a great honor to be…

Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom

… I am convinced that for practical as well as moral reasons, nonviolence offers the…

State of the Union Address (1969)

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the Congress and my fellow Americans: For the sixth…

State of the Union Address (1968)

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the Congress, and my fellow Americans: I was thinking…

State of the Union Address (1967)

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, distinguished Members of the Congress: I share with all of…

State of the Union Address (1966)

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the House and the Senate, my fellow Americans: I…

State of the Union Address (1965)

On this Hill which was my home, I am stirred by old friendships. Though total…

State of the Union Address (1964)

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the House and Senate, my fellow Americans: I will…

State of the Union Address (1963)

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the 88th Congress: I congratulate you all—not merely…

State of the Union Address

Mr. Vice President, my old colleague from Massachusetts and your new Speaker, John McCormack, Members…

State of the Union Address (1961)

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of the Congress: It is a pleasure to return…

State of the Union Address (1961)

To the Congress of the United States: Once again it is my Constitutional duty to…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the 86th Congress: Seven years ago I entered my…

State of the Union Address (1959)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the 86th Congress, my fellow citizens: This is the moment…

State of the Union Address (1958)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the 85th Congress: It is again my high privilege…

State of the Union Address

To the Congress of the United States: I appear before the Congress today to report…

State of the Union Address

To the Congress of the United States: The opening of this new year must arouse…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress: First, I extend cordial greetings to the…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Eighty—third Congress: It is a high honor again…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Eighty—third Congress: I welcome the honor of appearing…

State of the Union Address (1952)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress: I have the honor to report to…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress: This 82d Congress faces as grave a…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress: A year ago I reported to this…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress: I am happy to report to this…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, and Members of the 80th Congress: We are here today to…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress of the United States: It looks like…

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