The United States election in 2000 raised a debate between democrat and republican and in the end the American people chose a new leader Mr. George w. Bush. President Bush clearly defined foreign policy objectives and goals. I have seen and hear our dear President Bush foreign policy after September 11. Following this, Bush has established its top priorities in foreign policy. He claims that an acts in the government to improve the international community through negotiation and cooperation.
The Last Best Hope of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America by Mark E. Neely, Jr. Thesis Statement: Neely has simplified the multifaceted events of Lincoln's presidency into an extremely legible sequence of events. For those who desire to comprehend Lincoln's political life, no better preliminary overview exists. Neely has actually suspended a political life history. By using Lincoln's own expressions, he illustrates us the immensity, reservations, as well as pettiness of the man. Strongly patriotic, Lincoln had a well-built conviction in the foundation and an innate indulgent of our forefathers' thoughts.
When the “President outlines) when declaring his “steps to help Iraq achieve democracy and freedom” with words such as “freedom, security, democracy, and terror” to describe the situation in Iraq. By using the words without specifying their meaning, he fails to specify his role in Iraq. Also, by contrasting abstract words, particularily “democracy” and “terror”, President Bush trivializes the issue surrounding his occupation of Iraq. The President’s success in hiding his real ‘agenda’ and in rationalizing his presence in Iraq indicates the power of language and its potential as a tool for manipulation. “Our agenda is freedom and independence, security and prosperity for the Iraqi people” (Bush).
Because of the controversial issues surrounding President G.W. Bush before and during the time of his reelection, the acceptance speech that he delivered is an important piece of literature to study. This diplomatic speech is a piece of rhetorical contribution because the motives and meanings behind any President’s speech is significant to us as citizens of the United States of America. It further warrants our attention because if the audience is able to comprehend the inner meanings and motives behind a presidential speech, then they will eventually be able to differentiate the actual stances and platforms of future presidential candidates and nominees. Using
On January 20, 2009, President Obama was officially inaugurated and sworn in as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. The tradition of being inaugurated requires the president to give a speech about the goals they want to reach during their presidency. The president must make a speech that appeals to the audience while being professional. Rhetoric is a useful strategy to utilize in speech making. Obama uses rhetoric to achieve presenting his message of creating hope and change together in America while fixing the economic and social challenges and issues left behind from the previous president.
Some say this was the beginning of Democracy. Adam Goodheart states, “Invoking the images of rebirth, and stressing the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, he gave Americans a new understanding of the war’s – and the nation’s purpose” (4). Mike Wereschagin mentions, “Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address planted a marker in the country’s unfolding history. The speech recast was as a struggle for something larger than the country over which it was fought”(1). As there are many different opinions on Presidents Lincoln intent regarding this address, at the end they all seem to have some connection based on how it is
Abraham Lincoln’s tenure as captain of the ship of state saw our country whether through the hostile currents of a Civil War that threatened to break the ship in two. In many ways the Civil War was a crisis unlike any our nation has faced. President Lincoln’s response to the cataclysm of the war varies throughout his speeches. I argue that he altered his message from one speech to another to best achieve his political aims at the moment. I aim to prove that Lincoln acting like a typical politician, used his speeches as an opportunity to further his own political agenda and that it is only at his second inaugural address that he effectively responds to the tensions and tragedies of the Civil War.
George Washington, the first president of the United States, had written a very important historical speech and document towards the end of his time in office. He had written the Farewell address which focused on helping America understand the importance of preserving unity, acknowledging the rise of political parties forming, strengthening religion and morality, and he stated his position on American foreign policy. He addressed these ideas with strong tone and used incredible amount of dictions that strengthens his tone as well as representing his appeal to ethos to a strong degree. However, today’s society seemed to forget Washington’s position on foreign policy and has created a new form of the policy. But nonetheless as time grew, change occurs.
Uses of Rhetoric in Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address On March 4th, 1865, the Civil War was drawing to an end and Abraham Lincoln gave his Second Inaugural Address to become the President of the United States for the second time. At this point it was clear that the North was to win the war. Instead of boasting and bragging about his victory, Lincoln took a different route in his speech. He focused instead on putting the war behind the nation and reunifying the country. In this famous speech, he used various forms of rhetoric and literary devices to achieve this goal.
It also helped propel Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) to winning the Presidency in 2008 against fervent Iraq War supporter Arizona Senator John McCain (R), giving Democrats control of both Congress and the White House for the first time since the Clinton administration. As a result of these elections the U.S. is prepared to withdraw from Iraq by early 2011. In a post 9/11 world, where world politics is shifting to the realist paradigm, the decision to go war is magnified in its power to shape world events. The Iraq War has become an example of how the U.S. wants to use its power to preserve its interests. The U.S. has shown itself to be more aggressive to protect its collective security, wealth and power in the international arena.