Article Image

"A Time for Choosing" - Ronald Reagan October 27, 1964 (TV)

Written by Subject: History
 
Below are complete audio recordings of some of Ronald Reagan's most important speeches. When available, we have provided a transcript to accompany the audio files. We would like to extend special thanks to the Reagan Presidential Library for providing the Miller Center with audio copies of the speeches below. Recordings of nearly all of Reagan's speeches are available from the Reagan Presidential Library.
 
October 27, 1964 President Ronald Reagan
"A Time for Choosing"
In a speech supporting the Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, Reagan speaks of big government, high taxation, and the "war on poverty." He addresses foreign policy issues including the risk of appeasement, "peace through strength," and the Vietnam War. The speech establishes Reagan as an important figure in the conservative wing of the Republican party.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:

 
 
 

July 17, 1980 President Ronald Reagan
Republican National Convention
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


January 20, 1981 President Ronald Reagan
First Inaugural Address
Reagan focuses on the economy and ending inflation, while lessening the influence and growth of big government. He returns to passages in his 1967 inaugural speech for California 's governorship.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:

 
 

June 08, 1982 President Ronald Reagan
Address to the British Parliament
Often considered the original "evil empire" speech, Reagan predicts that Communism will be left on the "ash-heap of history." He quotes Winston Churchill on numerous occasions and praises the British for the Falklands War. He concludes with a call for a "crusade for freedom."
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


March 08, 1983 President Ronald Reagan
"Evil Empire" Speech
Address to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida that would come to represent Reagan's view of the Soviet Union. Reagan defends America's Judeo-Christian traditions against the Soviet Union's totalitarian leadership and lack of religious faith, expressing his belief that these differences are at the heart of the fight between the two nations.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


June 06, 1984 President Ronald Reagan
40th Anniversary of D-Day
Address in Normandy, France to the American Rangers who fought on D-Day. After recounting events from D-Day and commending the those who fought in World War II for their service, Reagan uses the speech to make a comparison between the Allied fight against fascism and the current fight against communism.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


August 23, 1984 President Ronald Reagan
Republican National Convention
Broadcast from Dallas, Texas. Reagan reflects on taxes, poverty, and foreign policy. He criticizes the Democrats for high taxes, liberal policies and a lack of concern for the American family. He closes with words on the Cold-War with the Soviet Union.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


May 05, 1985 President Ronald Reagan
Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp
In an address to the leadership of Germany, the German people and survivors of the Holocaust, Reagan remembers those who were lost, the pain the survivors still feel, and the lessons to be learned from the Holocaust. He speaks of Anne Frank who perished at Bergen-Belsen. Reagan concludes with the words "we can and must pledge, never again."
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


January 28, 1986 President Ronald Reagan
Address on the Space Shuttle "Challenger"
An address to the nation from the Oval Office on an evening scheduled for the State of the Union address. The space shuttle Challenger was supposed to be the first mission to put a civilian into space. He reminds his audience of the bravery and dedication of those who were killed on the shuttle.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


March 04, 1987 President Ronald Reagan
Address to the Nation on Iran-Contra
Broadcast to the American people from the Oval Office. Reagan promises to tell the nation the truth regarding the Iran-Contra scandal and admits to making mistakes. He introduces new personnel and processes put in place to ensure the integrity of future national security decisions.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


June 12, 1987 President Ronald Reagan
Address from the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall)
In one of his most famous statements, Reagan declares "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" He speaks of future peace with the Soviet Union, and encourages the Soviet government to work on bringing East and West of Berlin together.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


May 31, 1988 President Ronald Reagan
Address at Moscow State University
Reagan speaks of specific freedoms in America that he hopes Russians themselves will be able to experience. He introduces the possibilities of greater exchange programs between American and Russian students, future tourism, and economic exchange between the two nations. He speaks of strategic arms reductions, the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the hope for future peace in African nations. He ends the speech with a question and answer session with the faculty and students.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


November 11, 1988 President Ronald Reagan
Remarks at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Remarks at a Veterans Day Ceremony. Reagan praises those who fought in Vietnam, thanks the families that sacrificed their loved ones, and reminds the audience that despite the divisions of the War, the nation was ultimately strengthened.
Audio:
Speech Transcript:


January 11, 1989 President Ronald Reagan
Farewell Address
Broadcast to the American people from the Oval Office. Reagan mentions two triumphs from his presidency: the economic recovery and the recovery of American morale. He discusses America 's changing relations with the Soviet Union and shares his regret for the deficit that deepened during his time in office. He concludes by addressing America's sense of patriotism and refers to the nation as "a shining city on a hill."
Audio:
Speech Transcript:

Help With Audio
 

1 Comments in Response to

Comment by William Shaw
Entered on:

Due respect to Ernest,
Ronald (I don**Q**t recall ) Reagan may have had good intentions, However his trickle down ploy for wealthy did not filter down to anyone.
This actor was good at his acting as president, a lot better than his films.
It**Q**s a shame that people believe the propaganda of his being a good president. He got his orders just like the rest of his ilk.
He was anxious to toe the mark when one of Secret Service agents fell on him at the attempt on his life (so called) by a patsey. The agent was the one who shot Reagan, who admitted ,he felt no pain until the agent fell on him.
Nothing in politics happens by accident !


Join us on our Social Networks:

 

Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network:

Purse.IO Save on All Amazon Purchases