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Ronald Reagan was known as the Great Communicator. His speeches illustrate the power of effective presidential communication. Some of them rank among the most historically significant speeches in the history of the country. Below you will find a curated collection of some of his most important speeches.

President Reagan's Berlin Wall speech, delivered on June 12, 1987, near the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, was a pivotal moment during the Cold War. In this speech, Reagan called on Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!"

He emphasized the importance of freedom and democracy, criticized the division of Berlin, and urged for the reunification of Germany.

Reagan's words became a symbol of the desire for the end of the Cold War and the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, leading to the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990.

President Reagan's speech regarding the Challenger disaster was delivered on January 28, 1986, following the tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger shortly after liftoff. 

In this speech, he expressed his condolences to the families of the seven astronauts who lost their lives, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. 

President Reagan praised the bravery and dedication of the astronauts and the entire space program, emphasizing the importance of space exploration. He also pledged the government's commitment to continue exploring space, despite the tragedy. 

His speech aimed to provide comfort to the nation during a difficult time and honor the memory of the fallen astronauts.

President Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" speech, also known as the "Rendezvous with Destiny" speech, was delivered on October 27, 1964, in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign.

In this speech, he passionately advocated for conservative principles and expressed his concerns about the growth of government and the expansion of socialism in the United States.

He warned against the dangers of excessive government control, high taxation, and the erosion of individual liberties.

President Ronald Reagan's "Evil Empire" speech was delivered on March 8, 1983, to the National Association of Evangelicals. In this speech, he characterized the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" due to its oppressive Communist regime and its expansionist ambitions around the world.

He criticized the Soviet government for its disregard for human rights and its persecution of religious freedom.

President Reagan's first inaugural address was delivered on January 20, 1981, as he assumed the presidency.

In this speech, Reagan emphasized the need for a return to traditional American values and principles.

President Reagan's farewell address was delivered on January 11, 1989, as he completed his second term in office.

In his farewell address, Reagan reflected on his eight years as president and imparted several key messages.

President Ronald Reagan's 40th-anniversary D-Day speech was delivered on June 6, 1984, at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, commemorating the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.

In this speech, He honored the veterans who had participated in the D-Day landings and reflected on the significance of that historic day.



Ranking of Reagan Speeches

President Reagan has 6 speeches that make the list of American Rhetoric's Top 100 Speeches. Visit their website to see where they rank on this list.