Presidential Rhetoric

This page organizes notes, texts, web resources and bibliographies on presidential rhetoric. For other political rhetoric see Political Rhetoric and Communication. For the Constitution and other founding documents see Founding Documents.

Topical Notes

The Rhetorical Lincoln

Texts

Clinton, William Jefferson. "I Have Sinned"
Clinton, William Jefferson. State of the Union, 1999.
Lincoln, Abraham. First Inaugural Address
Lincoln, Abraham. Gettysburg Address.
Lincoln, Abraham. "A House Divided.
Lincoln, Abraham. Sanitary Fair Address.
Lincoln, Abraham. Second Inaugural Address
Mandela, Nelson. First Inaugural Address as President of South Africa.
Obama, Barack. State of the Union 2015.
Obama, Barack. Victory Speech, 4 November 2008
Reagan, Ronald. Challenger Address.
Reagan, Ronald. First Inaugural Address.
Reagan, Ronald. "A Time for Choosing".
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. First Inaugural Address.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. Pearl Harbor Address.

Web Resources

The American Presidency Project.

American Presidents: Life Portraits. C-Span.

Commission on Presidential Debates.

Compilation of Presidential Documents. GPO.

Presidential Libraries. National Archives.

Public Papers of the Presidents. Federal Register Publications and National Archives.

Bibliographies

Presidential Rhetoric: General and Comparative Sources
Presidents A to Z

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