Kennedy also started the untied states peace core in order to help bring change to the world. Along with trying to contain the spread of communism. In his third pro President Kennedy addresses that as Americans the torch for protection of freedom and human right has been passed to this new younger generation. Kennedy made a call to the world that weather friend or fo... ... middle of paper ... ... the heavy burdens ... and to let the oppressed go free.'”. Finally his most memorable lines, “ ask what you can do for your country... ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man... ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you” is to some the most influential example of parallelism ever given.
After World War II, tensions between the United States, its allies, and the Soviet Union became very apparent. When John F. Kennedy (JFK) was elected in 1960, this “Cold War” between the communist government of the Soviet Union and the democratic government of the United States had strained relationships around the world for over 15 years. After losing their sense of security, the American people elected John F. Kennedy in 1960 as the 35th President of the United States because they believed he could lead the country to peace and prosperity. Although President Kennedy knew these goals of peace and prosperity would not be achieved in the term of his presidency or his lifetime, he also knew the world could eventually accomplish them through
The rhetorical element of emotion was especially vital to the address of former President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy’s emotion presented the whole free world with a responsibility to spread freedom, justice, and to rid the world of evils. In addition, he calls upon the American people to stand strong as the backbone of the attempt to win the “long twilight struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war.” Kennedy wanted the people to be reenergized about defending freedom, a hallmark of American society. To do so, he looks to this country’s past and how each generation of Americans have been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. His intentions were to stir up patriotism; make Americans realize that almost all of the previous generations have, at one time or another demonstrated their loyalty to the freedoms we all know and love.
In John F. Kennedy’s speech he spoke on many different points and promised many different things. The first words that he spoke were saying how this was not a loss for any particular party, but a win for freedom. He told the people that we are a country shaped from wars, a country changed by peace that we had to fight for, a country that is proud of where we have come from. As country we will not let those who are struggling in poverty in the country and outside of the country be alone; we will try to help. John F. Kennedy states
President Trump is trying to show us that if we can get along in a time a tragedy and not think about our differences we can do that in our daily lives. Also the president used affirming the consequence in his statement. Affirming the consequent is a deductive fallacy of the form if something happens therefore this will follow. And he is saying when tragedy hits us, our people unite and come together, by saying that we can put aside our differences during tragedy he believes we can do this at all times which is and example of egocentrism. Egocentrism means you assume what you believe is correct even though you have never questioned your beliefs.
He begins this section by using parallelism, loaded diction, and pathos. Johnson first uses parallelism by stating, “Who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice. And we shall overcome...--poverty, disease, and ignorance—we shall overcome.” Lyndon B. Johnson emphasizes this phrase to get the audience to understand that if all American citizens join as a united front, there is no hoop they cannot jump through. Later, he uses loaded diction such as “This great, rich, restless country can offer opportunity and education and hope to all.” The loaded diction used in the sentence explains how the United States became this “great, rich, and restless country.” He describes America as restless because it always keeps on fighting for what they believe in and will continue to do so for decades to come. This gives an insight to Johnson’s proposition as to the country fighting for equality while the citizens do not care to accept the dramatic change.
The Gettysburg Address and the Iron Curtain are very comparable speeches, in content and delivery. Abraham Lincoln, US president, delivered his famous speech , The Gettysburg Address, on November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Only about 80 years later, Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, gave his famous speech the Iron Curtain on March 5, 1946 in Fulton, Missouri. Both of these speeches were meant to rally the American people. Each of the speakers talked of a nation divided.
Those words were, “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country” ("Inaugural Address."). In order to achieve all these feats, JFK need a nation united. JFK pulled on the nations heartstrings by reminding the nation of it’s core values, which it was founded on. He appeals to that “tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage” side of the American public ("Inaugural Address."). He later goes on to say that change will not happen overnight, but rather change is a continuous process that is always evolving and
Kennedy used anaphoras to emphasize the important sections of his inaugural address, such as when he first described the world as very different now and that “man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life” (6). He insisted that the American people should go beyond their differences and to think of “today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom” (3). Kennedy urged the people to celebrate the history of their nation and embrace the future as a united people as he declared that “we are the heirs of that first revolution” (10). A nation and people that were “tempered by war” and “disciplined by a hard and bitter peace” both recognize the importance of American history and
His inaugural speach in January 1961 says what sort of president he wanted to be: "Let every nation know, whether it wishes well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty" This source shows president Kennedy was intent on defending freedom, and, help any other country that risked losing it's liberty. This idea would guide his presidency as the Cuban missile crisis worsened. Kennedy's image as a hero and saviour was rapidly increased as the crisis worsened. The American press played a major part in this and used propaganda to portray the "saviour" image, this propaganda soon spread to other countries. "President Kennedy........saved the world" This quotation from Kennedy's aid Theodore Sorensen telling the world that Kennedy had saved the world, this was included in a speach made shortly after Kennedy's assassination.