Declaration of Independance, July 4, 1776

Constitution of the United States

The Bill of Rights

Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Selected Human Rights Speeches

President Woodrow Wilson, “Fourteen Points Speech,” Washington, D.C., 1918.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Annual Message to Congress (The Four Freedoms)”, address before Congress, 1941.

Eleanor Roosevelt, “Adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights,” 1948.

Eleanor Roosevelt, “Making Human Rights Come Alive,” Columbia University, 1949.

President Harry S. Truman,”Proclamation 2866 – United Nations Human Rights Day” December 6, 1949

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, “The Chance for Peace,” 1953.

President John F. Kennedy, “Address on Civil Rights,” National Address, 1963.

President Lyndon B. Johnson, “The Great Society,” address at Michigan State, 1964.

President Jimmy Carter, “Inaugural Address,” Washington, D.C., January 20, 1977.

President Jimmy Carter, “University of Notre Dame Commencement,” Notre Dame, May 22, 1977.

President Jimmy Carter, “Farewell Address,” Washington, D.C., January 14, 1981.

President Ronald Reagan,”Remarks on East-West Relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berli” West Berlin, June 12, 1987.

President Ronald Reagan,”Remarks at the Site of the Future Holocaust Museum,” Washington D.C., October 5, 1987.

President George H.W. Bush, “Proclamation 6513 – Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 1992,” Washington D.C., December 8, 1992.

First Lady Hillary Clinton, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights,” Beijing World Conference on Women, 1995.

President George W. Bush, “Remarks on Efforts to Globally Promote Women’s Human Rights,” Washington D.C., March 12, 2004.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, “Remarks at the American University in Cairo,” Cairo, Egypt, June 20, 2005.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,”Transformational Diplomacy,” Georgetown University, January 18, 2006.

President George W. Bush, “Remarks at the 2007 U.S.-E.U. Summit Promoting Peace, Human Rights and Democracy Worldwide,” Washington D.C., April 30, 2007.

President Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President on a New Beginning,” Cairo, Egypt, 2009.

President Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President to the Ghanaian Parliament,” Accra, Ghana, July 11, 2009.

President Barack Obama, “Acceptance speech for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize,” Oslo, Norway, 2009.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “Remarks on the Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century,” Georgetown University, 2009.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “Remarks on Internet Freedom,” Washington D.C. January 21, 2010.

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