Analysis Of President George W. Bush Speech

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On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush addressed Congress and the nation. The address was nine days after the 9/11 attack on the United States, and it talked about the overwhelming support and strength of the American people and the support of foreign nations. He spoke of the upcoming actions that would be required of the people and the government in order to bring justice and a stop to the terrorist group, al Qaeda. President Bush also spoke about how the executive branch and Congress would have to work together in the upcoming years to win the war on terror. The speech was what the American people needed to move forward at that time. In this speech, President Bush brought up numerous issues at the time. He answered the questions…show more content…
He calls upon every citizen to support the victims and the victims’ loved ones and to cooperate with the FBI agents who were working on the investigation. He also asked people to still participate in the economy, which would help with the upcoming war. These words to the America people were important because it showed on major theme throughout the speech: unity. Congress was most effective when it was unified. Congress may be divided by political parties and don’t agree on many laws or proposed budgets, but Congress is most effective when the Senators and Representatives work towards a common goal. When Congress does act, it makes the federal government more beneficial for the American people. In the beginning of the speech, President Bush said, “All of America was touched on the evening of the tragedy to see Republicans and Democrats joined together on the steps of this Capitol singing ‘God Bless America.’ And you did more than sing. You acted, by delivering $40 billion to rebuild our communities and meet the needs of our military,” and this was important because it shows that this Congress at that time was not the dysfunctional institution that Ezra Klein wrote of in our Taking Sides textbook. Sometimes, Congress can prove to be most effective when met with a common goal or common interest which aligns with the best interests of the

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