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"A house divided against itself cannot stand"Lincoln
"The power to tax involves the power to destroy."John Marshall in McCulloch vs. Maryland
"It is at the bottom of life we must begin, not at the topBooker T. Washington
"Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence
"A war to end all wars."Wilson, about World War I.
"All we ask is to be left alone"Jefferson Davis
"God helps those that help themself"Ben Franklin
"There are no gains without pains"Ben Franklin
"December 7, 1941-- a date that will live in infamy"FDR asking for declaration of war.
"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A law repugnant to the Constitution is void."John Marshall in Marbury vs. Madiosn
"To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers."Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution
"We . . . covenant and combine ourselves into a civil body politic."Mayflower Contract
"Fifty-four forty or fight."Polk's campain slogan and desire to acquire territory.
"Free trade and sailors' rights."War of 1812 slogan
"You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."William Jennings Bryan
"God made us neighbors. Let justice make us friends."FDRs "Good Neighobr" Policy
"And so, my fellow American: Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."JFK-- 1st inaugural address
"We must be the great arsenal of democracy."Franklin Roosevelt; Lend-Lease Act
"With malice toward none, with charity for all . . . "Lincoln's second inaugural address
"It is our policy to stay clear of permanent alliances"Washington's Neutrality Proclamation
"John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it."Jackson
"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable."Daniel Webster in Webster-Hayne Debate over the Tariff of Abominations.
"Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."XYZ Affair
"My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union."Lincoln-- immediately after the 1st inaugural.
"Peace without victory."Wilson
"Remember the Alamo."Sam Houston's troops in Mexican-American war/Texas war of independence
"Remember the Maine."Spanish-American war rallying cry.
"Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far."Teddy Roosevelt's foreign policy.
"The ideals and traditions of our nations demanded that we come to the aid of Greece and Turkey and that we put the world on notice that it would be our policy to support the cause of freedom wherever it was threatened . . . "Truman Doctrine
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."FDR's 1st inaugural address
"We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights."Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"The American continents, by the free na dindependent condition which they have assumed an dmaintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subject for future colonization by any European powers."Monroe Doctrine, 1823
"And, so my virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within these said designated States and parts of States are, and henceforward whall be free."Emancipation Proclamation
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union . . . "Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."Eleanor Roosevelt
"Surplus welath is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community."Andrew Carnegie in The Gospel of Wealth
"The advance of the frontier has meant a steady movement away from the influence of Europe, a steady growth of independence on American lines. And to study this advance . . . is to study the really American part of our history."Frederick Jackson Turner in the Significance of the Fronteir.
"What hath God wrought!"First telegraph communication, 1837
"Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem."Ronald Reagan
"Women of the world unite! You have nothing to lose buy your vacuum cleaner."Betty Friedan in The Feminine Mystique.
"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes"Putnam in the American Revolution; Breed's Hill/Battle of Bunker Hill


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