"ask not what your country can do for you..."
"give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses
yearning to breathe free..."
"old soldiers never die..."
"we the people of the United States..."
"faith is the victory, we know, that overcomes the world..."
"a date which will live in infamy..."
"I have a dream..."
"listen my children and you shall hear
of the midnight ride of Paul Revere..."
"we hold these truths to be self-evident..."
"for Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing the bat..."
"tell me the story most precious, sweetest
that ever was heard..."
"I believe this government cannot endure permanently
half slave and half free..."
"my fellow Americans..."
From John Smith's 1616 description of the New World to George W. Bush's address to the American people after 9/11; from the poems of the seventeenth century to the hymns of the twentieth; from John Winthrop to Martin Luther King Jr., American Voices takes you on a fascinating journey through history in the words of Americans whose voices still speak today.
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