The historical address is a project where you will present a speech from a President or other office of importance. You will need to follow the steps that are listed in the Historical Speech Checklist. Below are examples of speeches you may use. Please pick one of these and prepare it. If you don't like any of these, you may do your own research and find one. Just okay it with me first and if it will work, I'll add it to my list!
NOTE: If the speech you choose is longer than 3 minutes you only need to present the first 3 minutes of the speech from memory, the remaining speech can be read. You can use note cards to refer to the first three minutes ONLY if you get stuck. If you read from the cards it will be D or F depending on other factors. Be sure to read your checklist as there are other parts to this speech listed there.
Here is the Historical Speech Rubric.
Jesse Jackson - Common Ground and Common Sense
John F. Kennedy - Inaugural Address
John F. Kennedy - We Choose to go to the Moon...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - First Fireside Chat
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - First Inaugural Address
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation
Hillary Rodham Clinton - Conference on Women Plenary Session
Malcolm X - The Ballot of the Bullet
Martin Luther King - I Have a Dream
Mary Fisher - 1992 Republican National Convention Address
Patrick Henry - Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
Pope Benedict XVI - In This Place of Horror
Vyacheslav Molotov - The Nazi Invasion of Russia
William Jefferson Clinton - Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address
William Wilberforce - Horrors of the Slave Trade