Do You Know These Famous American Speeches?

You might think you know your famous American speeches, but can you actually remember these iconic words? It's time to put your knowledge to the test! Embark on this trivia quiz and find out just how American you really are!
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Match the speech to the writer: "The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government.”
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
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"....conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." This quote can be found in what famous speech?
The Gettysburg Address
Washington's Farewell Address
Andrew Jackson on Nullification
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Match the speech to the writer: "Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? "
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
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"We’ve grown used to wonders in this century. It’s hard to dazzle us. But for 25 years the United States space program has been doing just that." Who gave this speech?
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton
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Who uttered this famous line during a 1906 speech: "Such laughter is worse than the crackling of thorns under a pot, for it denotes not merely the vacant mind, but the heart?"
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Harry Truman
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Who gave a speech containing this line: "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself?
Calvin Coolidge
George Washington
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence."Who said it?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
John F. Kennedy
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"And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away..." Who said it?
General Douglas MacArthur
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
General George S. Patton
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"Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away." Who said it?
Abraham Lincoln
Eleanor Roosevelt
John Adams
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"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave!" Who said it?
Patrick Henry
Paul Revere
Ben Franklin
Result
This quiz revealed that your knowledge on the greatest American speeches is a bit spotty at best! Though you don't know all of these American speeches by heart just yet, there's still time to learn. Consider this quiz a step on the right direction!

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This quiz revealed that you're speech spectacular! It's obvious that you know your American speeches the way only a true history buff can. You possess a deep well of knowledge when it comes to the powerful words of America's most iconic speech writers.

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This quiz revealed that you're a true American speech expert! Like a true history buff, you know the words of these speeches like they happened yesterday. It's obvious that you believe in the power and impact that these speeches can impart on people from all walks of life. Go you!

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1
Match the speech to the writer: "The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government.”
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
2
"....conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." This quote can be found in what famous speech?
The Gettysburg Address
Washington's Farewell Address
Andrew Jackson on Nullification
3
Match the speech to the writer: "Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? "
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
4
"We’ve grown used to wonders in this century. It’s hard to dazzle us. But for 25 years the United States space program has been doing just that." Who gave this speech?
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton
5
Who uttered this famous line during a 1906 speech: "Such laughter is worse than the crackling of thorns under a pot, for it denotes not merely the vacant mind, but the heart?"
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Harry Truman
6
Who gave a speech containing this line: "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself?
Calvin Coolidge
George Washington
Franklin D. Roosevelt
7
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence."Who said it?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
John F. Kennedy
8
"And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away..." Who said it?
General Douglas MacArthur
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
General George S. Patton
9
"Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away." Who said it?
Abraham Lincoln
Eleanor Roosevelt
John Adams
10
"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave!" Who said it?
Patrick Henry
Paul Revere
Ben Franklin