Lessons in the "History" Category

Great Speeches 2

Today, let’s look at some more great speeches...

“Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner) was said by President John F. Kennedy on the 26 th June 1963 in Berlin. The speech was a great morale booster for West Berliners who lived in an enclave following the construction by the Soviets of the Berlin Wall.

“The Eagle has landed,” was said by astronaut Neil Armstrong when Apollo 11 landed in the Sea of Tranquillity on the moon on the 20th July 1969. When he stepped out onto the moon surface he said one of the most famous phrases ever. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Great speeches that changed the world

Today, let’s look at some famous speeches that changed the world. Here is a selection.

“Freedom or death” – In the struggle to get women the vote, Great Briton Emmeline Pankhurst made her famous speech in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, on the 13th November 1913.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” was said by Franklin D. Roosevelt on the 4th March 1933.

“I have nothing to offer but blood, sweat, toil and tears.” This speech was made by Sir Winston Churchill on the 13th May 1940. One month later on the 4th June 1940 Sir Winston said, “We shall fight them on the beaches.”