Jesse Jackson: Biography and Accomplishments (01:23)
On July 17, 1984, the Democratic Convention prepared to hear a renowned orator. Jesse Jackson, the driving force behind the Civil Rights Movement, called his supporters the Rainbow Coalition.
Jesse Jackson: 1984 Democratic Convention (47:13)
Jesse Jackson delivers his "Rainbow Coalition" address to the Democratic Convention.
Richard Nixon: Biography and Accomplishments (01:25)
Richard Nixon's roller-coaster political career spanned three decades. It ended in controversy when he resigned the presidency August 8, 1974, amid the Watergate scandal.
Richard Nixon: Presidential Resignation, 1974 (15:17)
Richard Nixon delivers a televised address to the American people, resigning the presidency.
Geraldine Ferraro: Biography and Accomplishments (01:24)
Geraldine Ferraro was the first female major party candidate for Vice President of the U.S. She overcame adversity to work her way through law school and was elected to Congress in 1978.
Geraldine Ferraro: Speech to1984 Democratic National Convention (20:37)
Geraldine Ferraro delivers her vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention.
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Biography and Accomplishments (01:22)
President Dwight Eisenhower's military career is briefly summarized. This masterful December 1953 speech to the United Nations, in which he outlines the perils of nuclear war, is considered one of his best.
Dwight D. Eisenhower: 1953 Address to United Nations (24:48)
Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his "Atoms for Peace" speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
Jeane Kirkpatrick: Biography and Accomplishments (01:25)
Political scientist Jeane Kirkpatrick became the U.S. representative to the U.N. in 1981. The KAL disaster in 1983 led to a confrontation between the two world superpowers. Kirkpatrick attacked the USSR with rhetoric in the U.N. Security Council.
Jeane Kirkpatrick: 1983 Statement to United Nations (10:14)
Jeane Kirkpatrick delivers a statement to the United Nations Security Council regarding the KAL 007 disaster.
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 3: Jesse Jackson, Richard Nixon, Geraldine Ferraro, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Jeane Kirkpatrick (00:17)
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 3: Jesse Jackson, Richard Nixon, Geraldine Ferraro, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Jeane Kirkpatrick
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