The Speeches
of Ronald Reagan

A collection of videos that bring to life the wisdom and ideals of America’s
40th President, Ronald Wilson Reagan.

A Time for Choosing

A Time for Choosing

October 27, 1964

Known simply as, “The Speech,” it thrust Ronald Reagan onto the national political stage. “The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing," said Mr. Reagan.

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First Inaugural Address
First Inaugural Address
Jan 20, 1981

Ronald Reagan outlines how he will “remove the roadblocks” to again make America “an exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope.”

Election Eve Address
Election Eve Address
Nov 5, 1984

“The greatness of America doesn’t begin in Washington, it begins with each of you … an individual worthy of respect.”

Second Inaugural Address
Second Inaugural Address
Jan 21, 1985

“We are creating a nation once again vibrant, robust, and alive. But there are many mountains yet to climb.…”

Christmas & Poland
Christmas & Poland
Dec 23, 1981

A holiday message with a plea for solidarity by “placing lighted candles in …windows to show that the light of liberty still glows.”

“Evil Empire” Speech
“Evil Empire” Speech
Mar 8, 1983

”We will never compromise our principles.… We will never give away our freedom. We will never abandon our belief in God.”

Berlin Wall Speech
Berlin Wall Speech
Jun 12, 1987

“We come to Berlin … because it's our duty to speak, in this place, of freedom.… Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

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