Top 10 American Speeches of the 20th Century

American Rhetoric has a list of the top 100 American speeches of the 20th century. YouTube has most of the videos so I thought I would compile the top 10. I couldn’t find Barbara Jordan’s 1976 DNC Speech or Kennedy’s Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association so if you can find the link send it to me and I’ll post it.

#1 I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.

#2 Inaugural Address , John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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#3 First Inaugural Address, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

#4 Pearl Harbor Address to Nation, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

#5 1976 DNC Keynote Address, Barbara Charline Jordan
(Couldn’t find the video)

#6 Checkers Richard Nixon

#7 The Ballot or the Bullet, Malcolm X

#8 Shuttle ‘Challenger’ Disaster Address, Ronald Reagan

#9 Houston Ministerial Association Speech, John Fitzgerald Kennedy
(Couldn’t find video)

#10 We Shall Overcome, Lyndon Baines Johnson