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Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower,
34th President of the United States,
01/20/53 - 01/20/61

Russell D. Renka

Speeches:
    Pre-presidential (before 20 January 1953)
    First presidential term (20 January 1953 to 20 January 1957)
    Second presidential term (20 January 1957 to 20 January 1961)
    Post-presidential (after 20 January 1961 to death on March 28, 1969)

Speeches:

Pre-presidential (before 20 January 1953):                     Top

6/6/44 (D-Day) - Order of the Day June 6, 1944 (The Great Crusade; opening with "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen ..."), text, and Order of the Day audio; also JPEG copy of draft document--"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen ..."; source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from The Eisenhower Presidential Center Homepage
        -  audio; source:  The History Channel.co.uk Great Speeches

6/12/1945 - Guildhall Address, London, England, text; source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from The Eisenhower Presidential Center Homepage

7/11/52 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Republican National Convention (text); source:  American Presidency Project, Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches

10/24/52 - "I shall go to Korea."; draft of speech - korean documents; source:  Korea War documents at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
            - ''I Shall Go to Korea'' Speech, 1952 History Documents II; source:  Documents of American History II
            - brief analysis - ThePoliticalBandwagon.com - October 2002 - Ike's October Surprise by Ed Wyszynski

First presidential term (20 January 1953 to 20 January 1957):                      Top

1/20/53 - First Inaugural Address, East Side of U.S. Capitol, Audio (mp3) and text; source:  Miller Center Dwight D. Eisenhower Speeches
        -Dwight D. Eisenhower Inaugural Address text; source: American Presidency Project, Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States ; and Inaugural Address audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower
            - First Inaugural text; source:  NLE Selected Speeches, Eisenhower Presidential Library

2/2/53 - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, U.S. Capitol; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

4/16/53 - "Chance for Peace," (aka "Cross of Iron"), American Society for Newspaper Editors, Audio (mp3) and text; source:  Miller Center Dwight D. Eisenhower Speeches
        - Chance For Peace Address, text; source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from The Eisenhower Presidential Center Homepage

7/26/53 - Radio and Television Address to the American People Announcing the Signing of the Korean Armistice, audio and video; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

7/27/53 - Korean War armistice in audio (44 sec.); source:  The History Channel.co.uk Great Speeches:  War and Diplomacy

8/4/53 - Domino Theory (text), Governors' Conference, Olympic Hotel, Seattle, Washington; source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from The Eisenhower Presidential Center Homepage

12/8/53 - "Atoms for Peace," General Assembly of the United Nations, Audio (mp3) and text; source:  Miller Center Dwight D. Eisenhower Speeches

7/24/55 - Remarks at Washington National Airport on Returning From Geneva (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

8/23/56 - Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address, Republican National Convention, Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA., Audio (mp3) and text; source:  Miller Center Dwight D. Eisenhower Speeches
        - Dwight D. Eisenhower Address at the Cow Palace on Accepting the Nomination of the Republican National Convention (text); source:  American Presidency Project, Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches
        - Address at the Cow Palace on Accepting the Nomination of the Republican National Convention (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

9/19/56 - Radio and Television Address Opening the President's Campaign for Re-Election (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

10/31/56 - Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Developments in Eastern Europe and the Middle East (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

1/5/57 - "Eisenhower Doctrine," special message to the U.S. Congress, Audio (mp3) and text; source:  Miller Center Dwight D. Eisenhower Speeches
           -The Eisenhower Doctrine - Special Message to Congress on the Middle East January 5, 1957, text; source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from The Eisenhower Presidential Center Homepage

Second presidential term (20 January 1957 to 20 January 1961):                      Top

1/21/57 - Second Inaugural Address (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

12/23/57 - Radio and Television Report to the American People on the NATO Conference in Paris (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

2/24/58 - Remarks at the National Food Conference (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

7/15/58 - Statement by the President following the Landing of United States Marines at Beirut (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

12/18/58 - First Voice from Space, text and audio (taped, via Atlas ICBM); source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from The Eisenhower Presidential Center Homepage

1/3/59 - Remarks Upon Signing the Proclamation Admitting Alaska to the Union and the Executive Order Changing the Flag of the United States (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

3/16/59 - Radio and Television Report to the American People: Security in the Free World (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

8/21/59 - Remarks Upon Signing the Proclamation Admitting Hawaii to the Union and the Executive Order Changing the Flag of the United States (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

9/15/59 - Dwight D. Eisenhower welcomes Soviet Premier Khrushchev to the U.S., Andrews Air Force Base, audio; source:  The HistoryChannel.co.uk Great Speeches- Politics and Government

5/20/60 - Remarks Upon Arrival at Andrews Air Force Base (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

1/17/61 - "Farewell Address" from The Oval Office, Audio (mp3) and text; source:  Miller Center Dwight D. Eisenhower Speeches
        - Farewell Radio and Television Address to the American People (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower
        - Dwight D. Eisenhower -- Farewell Address (audio mp3, video, and text); source: American Rhetoric The Power of Oratory in the United States
        - Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961, text; source:  source:  The Avalon Project Eisenhower Papers
        - Dwight D. Eisenhower, thirty-fourth U.S. president Delivers farewell address with audio and contextual explanation; source:  History Channel - Speeches

Post-presidential (after 20 January 1961 to death on March 28, 1969):                       Top

7/13/64 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, former U.S. president On the imperatives for world peace, Cow Palace, San Francisco, during Republican National Convention with nominee Barry Goldwater; source:  The History Channel - Great Speeches Politics & Government

Press Conferences:                  Top

4/7/54 - Eisenhower Explains the Domino Theory on Indochina, in press conference; Domino Theory Principle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954

5/4/1955 - The President's News Conference of (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

5/31/1955 - The President's News Conference of (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

8/22/1956 - The President's News Conference at San Francisco (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

6/26/1957 - The President's News Conference (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

7/31/1957 - The President's News Conference of (audio); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Note:  All press conference transcripts are available from Presidential News Conferences by The American Presidency Project.

Letters and other communications:                  Top

6/23/43 - Eisenhower's comments on his childhood (letter to Charles Case); source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from parent site The Eisenhower Center

3/10/55 - United States Policy Respecting the Western European Union, March 10, 1955 from the White House; source:  The Avalon Project Eisenhower Papers

various dates - Statements on War; source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from The Eisenhower Presidential Center Homepage

various dates - Statements on National Security; source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from The Eisenhower Presidential Center Homepage

3/6/55, 3/11/55, 9/9/58, 9/21/58, 7/9/59 - Statements on Nuclear Weapons & China text excerpts; source:  Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower from The Eisenhower Presidential Center Homepage

General Informational Sources:                     Top

    Eisenhower's Speeches - Eisenhower Memorial Commission is the most comprehensive site by far with an annual directory for 1939 and each subsequent year from 1943 through 1966.  (Eisenhower died in 1969 at the age of 75.)  Hundreds of speeches are here, all in text format.  Parent site is the Eisenhower Memorial Homepage from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission.
    A second comprehensive source is the Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower site from The Eisenhower Center in Abilene, Kansas.
    The Miller Center of Public Affairs - Dwight D. Eisenhower Speeches has a handful of major speeches in text and audio/video formats.  Parent site is Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Speeches
    The Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Dwight D. Eisenhower by The American Presidency Project has about 20 audio and video speeches with accompanying text.
    The Avalon Project Eisenhower Papers has a handful of major speech texts.
    C-SPAN's American Presidents Life Portraits- Eisenhower has a variety of .ram files of and about Eisenhower.

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