Fellow Citizens

Fellow Citizens

The Penguin Book of U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses

Editor:
Introduction by:
Commentaries by:
Editor: Terry Golway
Introduction by: Terry Golway
Commentaries by: Terry Golway

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ePub
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$5.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781440631573
  • 496 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

The complete American presidential inaugural addresses featuring historical background by a National Book Award winner

A testament to the power of oratory, this stirring and often surprising collection includes all fifty-five United States presidential inaugural addresses, as well as a general introduction and commentary that provides historical context for each speech. Marking pivotal moments in American history, readers will learn:

? How George Washington came to ad-lib ?So help me, God? at the end of his first inaugural address

? Why Thomas Jefferson?s first inaugural address is considered one of the finest ever delivered

? The historical background behind Franklin D. Roosevelt?s ?The only thing we have to fear is fear itself? and John F.

Kennedy?s ?Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.?

Table of Contents

Introduction by Robert V. Remini and Terry Golway

1. George Washington
First Inaugural Address (April 30, 1789)

2. George Washington
Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1793)

3. John Adams
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1797)

4. Thomas Jefferson
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1801)

5. Thomas Jefferson
Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1805)

6. James Madison
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1809)

7. James Madison
Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1813)

8. James Monroe
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1817)

9. James Monroe
Second Inaugural Address (March 5, 1821)

10. John Quincy Adams
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1825)

11. Andrew Jackson
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1829)

12. Andrew Jackson
Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1833)

13. Martin Van Buren
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1837)

14. William Henry Harrison
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1841)

15. James K. Polk
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1845)

16. Zachary Taylor
Inaugural Address (March 5, 1849)

17. Franklin Pierce
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1853)

18. James Buchanan
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1857)

19. Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1861)

20. Abraham Lincoln
Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1865)

21. Ulysses S. Grant
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1869)

22. Ulysses S. Grant
Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1873)

23. Rutherford B. Hayes
Inaugural Address (March 5, 1877)

24. James A. Garfield
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1881)

25. Grover Cleveland
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1885)

26. Benjamin Harrison
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1889)

27. Grover Cleveland
Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1893)

28. William McKinley
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1897)

29. William McKinley
Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1901)

30. Theodore Roosevelt
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1905)

31. William Howard Taft
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1909)

32. Woodrow Wilson
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1913)

33. Woodrow Wilson
Second Inaugural Address (March 5, 1917)

34. Warren G. Harding
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1921)

35. Calvin Coolidge
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1925)

36. Herbert Hoover
Inaugural Address (March 4, 1929)

37. Franklin D. Roosevelt
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1933)

38. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Second Inaugural Address (January 20, 1937)

39. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Third Inaugural Address (January 20, 1941)

40. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fourth Inaugural Address (January 20, 1945)

41. Harry S. Truman
Inaugural Address (January 20, 1949)

42. Dwight D. Eisenhower
First Inaugural Address (January 20, 1953)

43. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Second Inaugural Address (January 21, 1957)

44. John F. Kennedy
Inaugural Address (January 20, 1961)

45. Lyndon B. Johnson
Inaugural Address (January 20, 1965)

46. Richard Nixon
First Inaugural Address (January 20, 1969)

47. Richard Nixon
Second Inaugural Address (January 20, 1973)

48. Gerald R. Ford
Succession Speech (August 9, 1974)

49. Jimmy Carter
Inaugural Address (January 20, 1977)

50. Ronald Reagan
First Inaugural Address (January 20, 1981)

51. Ronald Reagan
Second Inaugural Address (January 21, 1985)

52. George H. W. Bush
Inaugural Address (January 20, 1989)

53. Bill Clinton
First Inaugural Address (January 20, 1993)

54. Bill Clinton
Second Inaugural Address (January 20, 1997)

55. George W. Bush
First Inaugural Address (January 20, 2001)

56. George W. Bush
Second Inaugural Address (January 20, 2005)

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