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20 January 2017

Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Speech

Inauguration Speech of Thomas Jefferson 4 March, 1801 Friends and Fellow-Citizens: CALLED upon to undertake the duties of the first executive office of our country, I avail myself of the presence of that portion of my fellow-citizens which is here assembled to express my grateful thanks for the favor with which they have been pleased to look toward me, to declare a sincere consciousness that the task is above my talents, and that I approach it with those anxious and awful presentiments which the greatness of the charge and the weakness of my powers so justly inspire.
15 January 2015

John Quincy Adams Speech of “Monsters to Destroy” 4 July, 1821

Mandeville, LA - On the 45th Anniversary of the passage of the Declaration of Independence, Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, delivered the following remarks to the members of the 22nd Congress in attendance. The reader wil N.B. that Adams acknowledges the Declaration of Independence while restating that it was American Custom to "(sic)...respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own." There is no trace of any of the arrogant, baseless and loud pronunciations of today's "conservatives" of American superiority or as a "shaper of events" even. You will also N.B. Adams' famous "in search of monsters to destroy" pronouncement.
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The EBT Song // Mike Church Show Band - Anthology
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