Kennedy delivered has been considered to be one of the most moving speeches given by a president. He uses the emotions of the voters in his favor. Kennedy uses the fear that American’s have of going to war again, and promises them that the country will strive for peace. He vows to renew the peace with other countries, so that war and destruction will not occur again, trying to ease the mind of the weary. John F. Kennedy plays on the want that people have to help others, saying that the country will go aid covered countries.
With that in mind, it was difficult to give America faith that we were a superpower, yet trying to practice peace as well. This goal of being a peaceful force was the drive behind his inaugural speech. The main theme of JFK’s speech was obtaining responsibility, while being in control as well. For example, Kennedy said, "...Man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life." The late president also gives a sense of challenge to the US by saying, "In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.” Rather than scaring America during a time of war, he encourages bravery for the
This speech reassured the voters that they made the right choice and informed a country that they were going to see some changes. The inaugural speech was structured so that it flowed. There is a lot of comparison and contrast in the first paragraph of the speech. For example “We observe today not a victory of a party but a celebration of freedom—symbolizing an end as well as a beginning—signifying a renewal as well as change.”(Kennedy, 1961) There is also some cause and effect in the paper. I think that this is to be expected because of all the discussions on war.
In the opening of his speech, Kennedy expressed that his presidential victory is a “celebration of freedom” with it – “symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning – signifying renewal, as well as change.” Throughout his address, Kennedy showed emotion in several lines. In these lines, he showed emotion when asking the world to spread freedom, justice, and to get rid of all the evils in the world. Also in his address, Kennedy asks Americans to stand up to the “long twilight struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war.” As a promoter of world peace, President Kennedy clearly stated that the Soviet Union and United States were wasting time and money. Following his swearing in, he used allusion in his speech as he stated, “For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.” Kennedy implies to the country`s independence as an effort to create a great reputation for himself. He does this by alluding to a large moment of when America gained independence.
Winston Churchill famously called Russia “a riddle, in a mystery, wrapped in an enigma.” Mikhaail Gorbachev was famously known to win the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end the Cold War. Nicknamed as Man of Year and Man of the Decade, Gorbachev is well known for ‘risking his power … to save his reforms’. When Gorbachev came to power, he inherited major domestic problems and an escalated Cold War. To overcome these issues, he first started with implementing reforms that he hopes would improve the living standards and workers productivity of his people. He hoped that through democratic reformation, he could encourage glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructure) to take place.
Although the cold war inhibited the trade between the U.S. and Soviet Union, it also helped America to move toward globalization. The globalization of America emboldened the involvement of the U.S. in foreign affairs. The involvement of America on abroad issues led to war on terror and economic crisis. As usual, different groups of people experienced the legacy of cold war differently. After Ronald Reagan won the election of 1980, he was dedicated to restore the American power as he mentioned in his speech, “More than anything else, I want my candidacy to unify our country; to renew the American spirit and sense of purpose.”[ Ronald Reagan, “Acceptance Speech,” U.S.
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.
He wants people to know that change will come. John F. Kennedy's also uses pathos in his speech to appeal the audience's emotions. John F. Kennedy's use of pathos in his speech helped the citizens to feel power and importance to their country which affected the outcome of the election. Kennedy says, “We will never fear to negotiate, but we will never negotiate out of fear”—and self-sacrifice at home"(Kennedy). Here, Kennedy is addressing the measures they are going to take as a country to maintain their freedom.
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
John F. Kennedy uses power, freedom and the faith in God as values throughout his Inaugural Address. John F Kennedy states, “We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.” The president gave his speech at a time when the American people were growing increasingly fearful of a long, drawn out Cold War. Yet, instead of reassuring his audience by minimizing the dangers, Kennedy warned them of a long struggle, emphasizing differences between the United States and its enemies, and showed the specific responsibilities and obligations of the United States and its citizens, ... ... middle of paper ... ... - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers.