Index of Primary Texts

This page is an alphabetical listing of primary rhetorical texts on the Rhetorical Goddess wiki for easy access.

A - G

Adams, John Quincy. On the Gag Rule, 09 January 1837.
Adams, John Quincy. On the Gag Rule, 06 February 1837.
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
American Anti-Slavery Society, Constitution.
American Anti-Slavery Society, Declaration of Sentiments.
American Equal Rights Association, Constitution, May 1866.
Anthony, Susan B. "Is It a Crime for a U. S. Citizen to Vote?"
Austin, James T. On the Murder of Lovejoy
Baldwin, James. Remarks on Language, Race, and the Black Writer, 15 January 1979.
Barclay, Robert. "Fifteen Propositions".
Biden, Joseph. "Remarks on the Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation", 01 September 2022.
Biden, Joseph. State of the Union Address, 7 February 2023.
Bingham, Caleb. "Extract from an Oration on Eloquence".
Bloomberg, Michael. Address on Governors' Island, 03 August 2010.
Bumpers, Dale. Defense in the Clinton Impeachment Trial.
Bush, George W. First Inaugural.
Bush, George W. "An Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People", 20 September 2001.
Bush, George W. "Address to the Nation on the September 11 Attacks", 11 September 2001.
Calhoun, John C. On the Reception of the Abolition Petitions, 06 February 1837.
Carpenter, Charles C. J., Bishop of Alabama (Episcopal), et al. A Call for Unity, Birmingham, April 12, 1963.
Carter, Jimmy. Address to the Nation on Energy and National Goals, 15 July 1979.
Chaplin, Charlie. Closing Speech from The Great Dictator.
Chapman, John Jay. Coatesville Address.
Churchill, Winston. "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat", 10 May 1940.
Churchill, Winston. "Be Ye Men of Valour", 19 May 1940.
Churchill, Winston. "We Shall Fight on the Beaches", 4 June 1940.
Churchill, Winston. "Their Finest Hour", 18 June 1940.
Churchill, Winston. "Sinews of Peace", 5 March 1946.
Clay, Henry. Report of a Speech to the American Colonization Society.
Cleveland, Grover. First Inaugural, 1885.
Clinton, Hillary Rodham. "Womens' Rights Are Human Rights".
Clinton, William Jefferson "Address to Rwanda Genocide Survivors", 25 March 1998.
Clinton, William Jefferson. "Remarks to the Columbine High School Community," 20 May 1999.
Clinton, William Jefferson. "I Have Sinned" 11 September 1998.
Clinton, William Jefferson. State of the Union, 1999.
Colbert, Stefen. Colbert's Northwestern Commencement, 2011
Colvin, Marie. Eulogy for Fallen War Correspondents
Communist Party of America. Open Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 25 April 1920.
Constitution of the United States.
Debs, Eugene. "The American Movement".
Debs, Eugene. Trial Argument, United States v. Eugene V. Debs, 11 September 1918.
Debs, Eugene. Address to the Jury
Debs, Eugene. Canton, Ohio Address.
Debs, Eugene. "The Issue".
Debs, Eugene. Statement to the Court.
Diana, Princess of Wales. "Does the Community Care?", 17 November 1993.
Douglass, Frederick. "We Have Decided to Stay".
Douglass, Frederick. On Woman Suffrage.
Douglass, Frederick. "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"
DuBois, W. E. B. "Close Ranks". The Crisis July 1918.
DuBois, W. E. B. Niagara Movement Address.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. Farewell Address, 17 January 1961.
Federalist no. 9
Fell, Margaret Fox. Womens Speaking Justified, Proved and Allowed by the Scriptures.
Franklin, Benjamin. Advice to a Young Tradesman.
Franklin, Benjamin. Proposal to the Constitutional Convention on Opening Prayer, 28 June 1787.
Franklin, Benjamin. On the Constitution, Speech to the Constitutional Convention, 17 September 1787.
Garrison, William Lloyd. Editorial "To the Public."
Garrison, William Lloyd. "No Compromise with Slavery".
Garrison, William Lloyd. Peace Declaration.
Gompers, Samuel. Speech to the AFL.
Gore, Al. Nobel Prize Lecture, 10 December 2007.
Grimke, Angelina. Speech in Pennsylvania Hall.
Grimke, Sarah. Response to the Pastoral Letter.

H - M

Henry, Patrick. Speech at the Virginia Ratification Debate.
Hill, Anita. Opening Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee
Hyde, Henry. Summation of the Prosecution in the Clinton Impeachment.
Jackson, Jesse. 1984 Democratic National Convention Address 18 July, 1984.
Jefferson, Thomas. Letter to Demeunier.
Jefferson, Thomas. Letter to John Holmes.
Johnson, Lyndon Baines. Gulf of Tonkin Address.
Johnson, Lyndon Baines. Let Us Continue. 27 November 1963.
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald. Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, 12 September 1960.
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald. Address at Rice University, 12 December 1962
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald. Civil Rights Address, 11 June 1963.
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald. Inaugural Address.
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald. Berlin Wall Address. 26 June 1963.
Kennedy, Robert Fitzgerald. Address on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr..
Kennedy, Ted. Chappaquiddick Address, 25 July 1969.
King, Martin Luther. Letter from a Birmingham City Jail. 16 April 1963.
King, Martin Luther. "I Have a Dream". 28 August 1963.
King, Martin Luther. "Our God Is Marching On". 25 March 1965.
King, Martin Luther. "Beyond Vietnam". 4 April 1967.
King, Martin Luther. "I've Been to the Mountaintop". 3 April 1968.
Lee, Henry. Funeral Oration on the Death of George Washington, 26 December 1799.
LeGuin, Ursula K. "She Unnames Them".
Lincoln, Abraham. Cooper Union Address.
Lincoln, Abraham. First Inaugural Address.
Lincoln, Abraham. Gettysburg Address.
Lincoln, Abraham. "A House Divided.
Lincoln, Abraham. The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions: Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838.
Lincoln, Abraham. Sanitary Fair Address.
Lincoln, Abraham. Second Inaugural Address.
Mandela, Nelson. First Inaugural Address.
Mandela, Nelson. I am Prepared to Die.
Mandela, Nelson. Speech Following Release from Prison. Cape Town, South Africa, 11 February 1990.
Marshall, George C. The Marshall Plan. 5 June, 1947.
McCain, John. Concession Speech.
Manifesto of the Industrial Workers of the World, 27 June, 1905.
McCain, Meghan. Eulogy for Senator John McCain.
McCarthy, Joseph. Wheeling Speech, February 9, 1950.
Most, Johann. The Pittsburgh Declaration, 14 October 1883.
Mott, Lucretia "The Law of Progress".

N - Z

Nixon, Richard M. "Checkers" Speech.
Obama, Barack. A More Perfect Union, 18 March 2008.
Obama, Barack. Victory Speech, 4 November 2008
Obama, Barack. First Inaugural, 20 January 2009.
Obama, Barack. Aurora Speech, 20 July 2012
Obama, Barack. Newtown Adress, 16 December 2012.
Obama, Barack Second Inaugural, 21 January 2013.
Obama, Barack. State of the Union, 20 January 2015.
Obama, Barack. On Marriage Equality, 26 June, 2015.
Obama, Michelle. Speech to the Democratic National Convention, 25 July 2016.
Obama, Michelle. Final Address as First Lady, 06 January 2017.
Obama, Michelle. Michelle Obama Speech at Maya Angelou Memorial
Obama, Michelle. Speech to the Democratic National Convention, 17 August 2020.
Pankhurst, Emmeline. Speech From the Docks, 29 October 1908.
Pastoral Letter of the General Association of Massachusetts (Congregational).
Phillips, Wendell. On the Murder of Lovejoy.
Plessy v. Ferguson Excerpts.
Reagan, Ronald. Challenger Address, 28 January 1986.
Reagan, Ronald. "Evil Empire" Speech.
Reagan, Ronald. First Inaugural Address.
Reagan, Ronald. "A Time for Choosing".
Rivera, Sylvia. "Y'All Better Quiet Down Now", 24 June 1973.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. Fireside Chat 1: On the Banking Crisis.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. First Inaugural Address.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. Pearl Harbor Address.
Roosevelt, Theodore. "Duties of American Citizenship".
Sagoyewapha (Red Jacket). Reply to Cram
Sarachild, Kathie. A Program for Feminist "Consciousness Raising".
Schumer, Chuck. "Israeli Elections Are the Only Way", 14 March 2024.
Secession of South Carolina -- Declaration of the Immediate Causes
Seneca Falls Declaration
Spencer, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer. Eulogy of Princess Diana, 06 September 1997.
Spencer, Diana, Princess of Wales. "Does the Community Care?", 17 November 1993.
Spies, August. Address to the Court.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady. "The Solitude of Self".
Steinem, Gloria. Speech to Women's March on Washington, 21 January 2017.
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Founding Statement
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Position Paper on Women in the Movement.
Suffrage Amendments to the Constitution
Taylor, Zachary. Inaugural Address, 5 March 1849.
Thunberg, Greta. Speech to the United Nations on Climate Change, 23 September 2019.
Truman, Harry S. Truman Doctrine.
Trump, Donald. Donald Trump, Ellipse Speech, 06 January 2021.
Trump, Donald. Donald Trump, Message after Pro-Trump Mob Overruns Capitol, 07 January 2021.
Washington, Booker T. Atlanta Exposition Address.
Washington, George. Farewell Address.
Washington, George. First Annual Address to Congress
Washington, George. First Inaugural Address
Webster, Daniel. Commemoration of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, 02 August, 1826.
Wilson, Woodrow. Address To a Joint Session of Congress Requesting a Declaration of War against Germany.
Woolman, John. Journal, Extracts.
X, Malcolm. "Message to the Grass Roots." Detroit, 10 November 1963.
X, Malcolm. "The Ballot or the Bullet. Detroit, 04 June 1964.
Yousafzai, Malala. Nobel Lecture.
Yousafzai, Malala. UN Address.
Zelensky, Volodymyr. Speech to Joint Session of Congress. 21 December 2022.
Zelensky, Volodymyr. Speech to British Parliament. 08 February 2023.

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