The pivotal moments of history are filled with the words of many renowned orators. And their power-packed words impacted some of the major happenings in the world wars, political upheavals, peace negotiations, amendments to the Constitution and even freedom to countries. Such orators have inspired and continue to inspire people all across the world. In 50 Inspirational Speeches, each speech is accompanied by a short introduction that gives an overview of the events that occurred around the speech, the people it was addressed to and the effects that the speech brought about. From Queen Elizabeth I s speech to rouse her troops as they were about to face the Spanish Armada, to Barack Obama s emotional farewell address, the speeches you are about to read are as enlightening and insightful as they are inspiring. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - Abraham Lincoln< I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry In the end, when you're making those impossible choices, it all boils down to who you are and what you stand for. - Michelle Obama We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills, we shall never surrender . - Winston Churchill.