Presidential Speeches During Tragedy

President Speech Importance

After a national tragedy, the president, at the time, usually creates a speech to unite the nation in grief. The importance of this speech is to show the people that those who are leading the nation does care about them and pay their respect to those who are suffering. The president also becomes a voice of the nation when it needs one the most. The list below are presidential speeches post tragedy.


Bush, George W.. September 11th Address. []

Clinton, Bill. Oklahoma City Bombing Eulogy. []

Johnson, Lyndon B.. National Address Post Kennedy Assassinations. []

Obama, Barak. Fort Hood Military Base Speech. [].

Reagan, Ronald. Challenger Disaster. []

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