The World's Great Speeches Setting & Symbolism

Lewis Copeland
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The Peloponnesian War

The event which prompts the Funeral Oration given by Pericles.

The Persian War

Cited by Isocrates as the most famous conflict in Greece's history.

Pearl Harbor

Where the Japanese attack, bringing the United States into World War II.

Westminster College

Where Winston Churchill coins the phrase, "the iron curtain."

New York

Where Oswaldo Aranha, President of the United Nations, speaks in 1947.

Washington, D.C.

Where Martin Luther King, Jr. presents his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Atlanta Cotton Exposition

Where Booker T. Washington presents his thoughts on the relationship between blacks and whites.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Where George Wald expresses his views on the current military situation in America with an emphasis on military weapons.

The Lotos Club of New York

Where several famous people give after-dinner addresses or toasts on an array of topics.

Missouri

Where attorney George Graham Vest tells jurors why...

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