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American Rhetoric, Top 100 Speeches

American Rhetoric, Top 100 Speeches


A great speech can have a powerful impact. This site, based on the work of two communications professors, presents what the authors consider to be the 100 most important speeches of the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to written transcriptions, two-thirds of the speeches are available as mp3 audio files so that your students may hear for themselves what these great people said.

Michael E. Eidenmuller, Ph.D., University of Texas at Tyler

• Audio • Pictures and/or Illustrations


• High School Middle School

Janet Davidson