The most significant American political speeches of the 20th century

Published: Monday, July 1 2013 3:51 a.m. MDT

#93 - Ronald Reagan -- Brandenburg Gate address Next » 6 of 98 « Prev


Delivered June 12, 1987, in West Berlin

"There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace.

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate.

Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate.

Mr. Gorbachev — Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I heard Dr. King's "I have a Dream" speech live. Its amazing how polarizing it was at the time. Today it stands up there with the Gettysburg address. It was an amazing time to live through and be a part of.

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