Voices of Presidents Past
Archer Audio Archives


WILLIAM McKINLEY via orator William Hooley:
excerpt from his last speech, 1901



WILLIAM H. TAFT:
complimenting the new postal services, 1908



THEODORE ROOSEVELT:
"...a square deal..." 1912



WOODROW WILSON:
addressing Native Americans, 1913



CALVIN COOLIDGE:
bestowing a medal upon aviator Charles Lindbergh, 1927



FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT:
"...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," 1933



FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT:
declares war on Japan the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941



HARRY TRUMAN:
dropping the first atomic bomb, 1945



DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER:
policy statement on world affairs, 1953



JOHN F. KENNEDY:
stepping up the space race, 1961



JOHN F. KENNEDY:
"...ask not what your country can do for you..." 1961



LYNDON B. JOHNSON:
addressing the nation after succeeding JFK, 1963



LYNDON B. JOHNSON:
upon signing the Civil Rights Act, 1964



RICHARD M. NIXON:
denying he obstructed justice in the Watergate probe, 1973



GERALD FORD:
pardoning Richard Nixon, 1974



GERALD FORD:
following an assassination attempt by a Charles Manson follower in Sacramento, 1975



JIMMY CARTER:
upon winning the presidency, 1976



RONALD REAGAN:
announcing his candidacy, 1979



RONALD REAGAN:
joking during a microphone check for his weekly radio address, 1984



GEORGE H. W. BUSH:
"Read my lips, no new taxes," 1988



GEORGE H. W. BUSH:
Operation Desert Storm, January 17, 1991



BILL CLINTON:
Upon his election in 1992.



BILL CLINTON:
Monica Lewinsky affair denial, January 1998



BILL CLINTON:
Monica Lewinsky affair admission, August 1998



GEORGE W. BUSH:
asked about cocaine use in college, while campaigning in 2000



GEORGE W. BUSH:
upon the terrorist attacks on New York & Washington, D.C., September 11, 2001



BARACK OBAMA:
upon being elected president, 2008.



BARACK OBAMA:
upon the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, 2011.



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