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Famous Presidential Speeches

Fireside chats, inaugural speeches, war declarations, and more

George Washington Abraham Lincoln Franklin Delano Roosevelt John Fitzgerald Kennedy Ronald Reagan William Jefferson Clinton

George Washington

First Inaugural Address
Farewell Address

Thomas Jefferson

First Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln

Gettysburg Address
Second Inaugural Address

James Monroe

State of the Nation Address, Proclaiming the Monroe Doctrine

Woodrow Wilson

War Message, Advising Congress to Declare War on Germany

Theodore Roosevelt

"The Man with the Muck Rake" Speech

Harry Truman

Farewell Address

Franklin D. Roosevelt

First Fireside Chat
Third Inaugural Address
War Message, Asking Congress to Declare War on Japan

Lyndon Johnson

State of the Union Address, Proposing the "Great Society" Program

John F. Kennedy

Inaugural Address

Ronald Reagan

Inaugural Address

Richard Nixon

Resignation Speech

William Clinton

Inaugural Address

George H. W. Bush

State of the Union Address, Envisioning One Thousand Points of Light

George W. Bush

Address to Congress and the American People
See our comprehensive list of inaugural speeches
See our comprehensive list of State of the Union speeches

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The longest inaugural speech was William Henry Harrison’s. At 8,445 words, it is nearly twice the length of any other president's.

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