We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.
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Source Notes: Source: WINSTON CHURCHILL, The Sinews of Peace, address at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946.Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 18971963, ed. Robert Rhodes James, vol. 7, p. 7288 .Churchill noted at the beginning of his speech that it was unusual for a private visitor to be introduced to an academic audience by the president of the United States, and that he was honored that President Truman had traveled a thousand miles to join them. Churchill and Truman had traveled together from Washington, D.C., by train.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD FRS PC PC (Can) (30 November 1874 - 24 January 1965) was an English statesman and author, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Well-known as an orator, strategist, and politician, Churchill was one of the most important leaders in modern British and world history. He won the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature for his many books on English and world history. Sir Winston Churchill was voted the greatest-ever Briton in the 2002 BBC poll the 100 Greatest Britons.