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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