Bailey Naslund English 6 Ms. Ross Period 4 April 10, 2014 One man envisioned a world free of persecution, where all men were created equal while being governed by respected leaders guiding their country to new heights. Thomas Jefferson, one of the most influential founding fathers of America, was a Democratic-Republican who loved to read and write eventually inspiring the draft of The Declaration of Independence after being elected in one of the most crucial votes in American history. In a time where our country was being transformed, Jefferson molded it in ways that had never been done before. He put freedom of the people before the government, their future leaders would be elected upon popular vote not through family relations. He created the foundation for what would would be one of the most powerful countries to date.
During this time John F. Kennedy, our 35th elected president, gave one of the top four historical speeches of all time. The use of ethos, pathos, and logos where fair and showed how knowledgeable he was about his topic, and makes a clear claim about his topic that the people of The United states and its fellow nations needed to step up to make this world a better place. His intention was to show despite he was the youngest president ever elected, he would be a great leader, and that he will bring change as long as the people were there to help. He wanted to exhort the American people and the world that there is hope. People believed and listened to John F. Kennedy because he had such a high level of credibility.
Assuming that Mr. Bush wrote this speech, we can explore his persuasive ability by analyzing his speech and the website. Bush appeals strongly to his listener’s sense of value with the claim that freedom is “America’s greatest export.” In the lines that follow he emphasizes that he is interested in the prosperity of America. His appeal is extended when he describes schoolyards as becoming battlefields and alludes to the Ame... ... middle of paper ... ...olitics. The idea of the election is to sound the most charismatic and he takes one last opportunity to mention the “tarnished ideals” of America and give his vote of confidence in the last line, “We have a long way to go, but we start today. And I hope you’ll join me.” George W. Bush creates a compassionate and operative way of presenting the issues that he feels strongly about.
Prior to his election Johnson was worked closely with the US government as a member of Congress, the US Navy, and as a US Senator. From his first political position to his last Johnson had one goal, making America into a "Great Society". It was through this idealist philosophy of his that he became invested in the Civil Rights Movement. Lyndon B Johnson’s role in the Civil Rights Movement was key to its success; Johnson proved his devotion to the people and their rights when he said, "The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time.
The speeches he gave were over the radio and called Fireside Chats. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the most significant American person of the Twentieth Century. One reason why Franklin D. Roosevelt was the most significant person of the 20th century was because of the way he was viewed at by the public. Roosevelt was the only president to be elected more than two times, four times in total. Being elected that many times showed that people liked him.
These rhetorical techniques serve to accomplish the purpose of unity in JFK’s inaugural speech and set the inviting, but persuasive tone. Throughout the entirety of the essay, Mr. Kennedy uses appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos a lot. In the first paragraph of the speech, JFK first establishes ethos by saying he sore an oath that was written by the by the forebears of the country centuries ago. This proves his, and his pledge’s credibility by mentioning the founding of the inauguration. He later then adds a personal element to the appeals by mentioning the need for defending freedom from danger
President Obama seems to be this best president to do a rhetorical analysis on because he seemed to have been elected solely on his public speaking abilities. There are many things that can result from someone delivering a well written speech, people like Martin Luther KIng and Obama will go down in history as people who delivered some of the best speeches that gathered the most attention and inspired some of the biggest changes in the US. Leading up to Obama 's first term, his ability to speak to people about subjects that directly relate to them granted him a lot of votes and basically put him in office. Analyzing President Obama 's speeches you can tell that they are always well crafted and well written. Though Obama does not write his own speeches the way that the speech is delivered is just as important.
The President of the United States has big shoes to fill and even bigger speeches to write. On January 20th, 1961, John F. Kennedy delivered his inauguration speech to the citizens of the Unites States on the steps of the Capitol Building. In the historical speech delivered by John F. Kennedy, he sought out support and trust from his fellow Americans in order to lead the United States for the next four years. His speech was driven with determination for a better country; the words he spoke fueled life and fire into the citizens with a vision of a greater tomorrow. In John F. Kennedy’s speech he spoke on many different points and promised many different things.
“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract…It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced (Lincoln, Abraham).” The pathos used was intended to make the Union citizens dedicated themselves towards reuniting under America for things that were taken for granted, such as, freedom, democracy, and “liberty and justice for all.” These ideas dated back to the Founding Fathers and already had a place within the American people. Restating these ideas gave Lincoln and the Union the support of the people needed to persevere through a dark moment in
“The fact that tens of millions of workers will still be trapped in low-wage hell while a sliver of Americans live better than the kings of old will seem like a minor detail.” (David Callahan) Hard working individuals are treated unequally in retrospect to the little amount of income they receive compared to the 1% community and the limited amount of work they need to complete to be considered the 1%. Income inequality causes big businesses... ... middle of paper ... ...dangerous level, and the government has turned a blind eye to this issue. The government should step in and do more to fix this issue because income inequality is causing controversy and discrimination between the 1% of wealthy individuals and the not so much, poorer less fortunate 99% of America 's working class citizens. With income inequality on the rise, it is slowly but surely killing our country from the inside out. It is causing the middle class to slowly dissipate into a false reality with endless hope for recovery and modification.