These speeches reflect Dwight D. Eisenhower's values and accomplishments as a military leader, statesman, and thirty-fourth President of the United States. It is hoped that they will serve to stimulate and encourage the reader to learn more about this man who led the greatest military expeditionary force in history -- a man who dedicated his life to the cause of universal freedom and to public service.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower taking the Oath of Office of the President of the United States, 1953

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Remarks After the Unconditional Surrender of Arms of Italy, September 8, 1943

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Order of the Day, June 6, 1944

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V-E [Victory in Europe] Day Statement, May 8, 1945

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101st Airborne Division Citation Ceremony, ca. 1945

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Guildhall Address, London, England, June 12, 1945

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Campaign speech in Detroit, Michigan regarding ending the Korean conflict, October 24, 1952

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Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Situation in Little Rock, Arkansas, September 24, 1957

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Satellite SCORE Goodwill message, President Eisenhower's message is the first voice to be transmitted in space, December 19, 1958

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Farewell Address to the American People, January 17, 1961

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Pre-Presidential Speeches

Selection of Eisenhower's Pre-Presidential speeches

Presidential Speeches

The text to most of the public messages and statements of the President of the United States that were released by the White House during the Eisenhower Administration, January 20, 1953 through January 20, 1961, may be found in the eight volumes, Public Papers of the Presidents: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-61. The items in these volumes are presented in chronological order, rather than being grouped in classes. Most needs for a classified arrangement are met by the subject index volume, The Cumulated Indexes to the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Eisenhower.

"The Public Papers of the Presidents: The American Presidency Project" is an online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database the messages and papers of the Presidents Washington - Obama.

You may conduct text searches of the Eisenhower speeches in the Presidential Papers of the Presidents online at The American Presidency Project.

1953 Inaugural Address
1953 State of the Union Address
Chance For Peace Address
Atoms For Peace Address
1954 State of the Union Address
1955 State of the Union Address
1956 State of the Union Address
1957 State of the Union Address
1957 Inaugural Address
1958 State of the Union Address
1959 State of the Union Address
1960 State of the Union Address
Farewell Address

Post-Presidential Speeches

Selection of Eisenhower's Post-Presidential speeches

Last Revised Date
October 17, 2019