John F Kennedy Inaugural Address Essay

analytical Essay
723 words
723 words

Inaugural addresses are important in a president’s administration. It is the mark of a beginning of a major public leader's term of office. The inaugural address President Kennedy made was a landmark in Americas past time. President Kennedy’s speech was aimed at The American people and citizens of the world with the main idea of supporting freedom around the world, help the poor and to work towards peace instead of war and incorporating logos, pathos, and ethos to emphasize the point. The effect I believe John F. Kennedy wanted his audience to feel was a sense of everybody playing there part to help the country and to help other countries as well. I believe this because President Kennedy stated “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. Finally, whether you are a citizen of America or a citizen of the world, ask of us here the same …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that president kennedy's inaugural address was a landmark in americas past time. the speech aimed at supporting freedom around the world, helping the poor, and working towards peace instead of war.
  • Opines that john f. kennedy wanted his audience to feel a sense of everybody playing their part to help the country and other countries as well.
  • Explains president kennedy's main point was to list the goals he wanted to fulfill for his presidency.
  • Analyzes how president kennedy uses rhetorical devices such as logos, pathos and ethos to fulfill the goals of his speech.

One main point I got from his speech was to help the poor and I got this from when he stated “To those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever periods is required- not because the communist may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” Another one of goals was to work towards peace rather than war and he stated this when he said “finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destructions unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental

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