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ORATORICAL CONTEST

 
                             
 
 
 
                                                                   "A Constitutional Speech Contest"
 
 
Participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest develop leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and are better prepared for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, for the rights and privileges of American citizenship.
 
The American legion strongly encourages any high School Student who is a United States Citizen to participate because it is designated to creat Interest, Foster appreciation and gain a better understanding of the United States.
 
A single main speech topic related the United States Constitution will be required with a length of 8 to 10 minutes, as well as an "Assigned Topic" that must consume 3 to 5 minutes of presenter's delivery.  
 
 

National Oratorical

 

2022 High School Oratorical 

 

Topics will be…

 

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment XIV, Section 3

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Amendment XXV, Section 4

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

 

Date and Location Information.

    District High School Dates:

District 1 February 26,2022 Doors open 10am, Contest Starts 11am Milford Post 23 15 Cottage St 
District 2 February 26,2022 Doors open 10am, Contest Starts 11am Milford Post 23 15 Cottage St
District 3 February 12, 2022 Coffee at 9 am Contest Starts at 10 am Post 35 - 69 High St. Hampton NH(603-929-4695)
District 4 January 15, 2022 Coffee at 8 am Contest Starts at 9 am Londonderry HS, Londonderry NH
District 5 March 5, 2022 Contest Starts at 9 am Loudon Bible Church Loudon NH
District 6 February 5, 2022 Contest Starts at 10 am Soldiers Memorial Bldg - Lebanon NH
District 7 February 27, 2022 TBD TBD
District 8   CANCELLED  

 

 

High School Letter with Details               

 

High School Oratorical Poster

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JR High School Oratorical Brochure

 

 

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