Use news from around the date of the speech to see the reporting and reaction to speeches
Historical Newspapers Online (ProQuest) Full text of historical American newspapers, including the Atlanta Constitution, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. To search individual titles, click:
American Periodicals Series (APS) Online (1740-1900) (ProQuest) Full-text articles from over 1,100 American magazines published between 1741 and 1900.
American Memory Project Digital library of the Library of Congress.Search for the name of your orator and see what comes up!
Find out what the press has to say about legislative issues.