Kennedy talks about what he must deal with as a president and with the world striving for peace he says “ I do not shrink from this responsibility- I welcome it,” near the end of his speech. This shows that Kennedy is happy being the president and that he shows determination to the listeners that he will bring peace. Jefferson claims that the goals of a better world can only be accomplished if everyone put in their efforts. The activism in his words can only be clearly seen when he focuses... ... middle of paper ... ... across the globe. The repeated declarations proves that Kennedy will actually carry out his plan for peace.
He wished to raise morale of the soldiers and wanted to ensure that the people that were listening would eventually understand why they were in this big mess and that the nation cannot be divided again. He did not discriminate between North and South yet henceforth honored all the soldiers with the upmost gratitude for their service. “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition th... ... middle of paper ... ... these soldiers so willing to lay their lives on the line. Our resolve to carry forward with “increased devotion” is the only assurance to our nation carrying forward. This was then and is still today, “the great task remaining before us.” The purpose and key points of the Gettysburg Address was to honor those brave soldiers that fought in the battles.
He tries to raise the spirits of the people by reassuring them that they are safe: “ I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.” In naming what he has done he eases the concerns of the people who are worried about their safety. He promises to use “all measures” within his power including the resources of our military to protect the people. Roosevelt is very emphatic in his promise to protect the country. He wants the American People to understand that they are safe and there is nothing to worry about. He feels that he and the United States Congress are doing everything they can to protect the United States.
He wants to be there helping them throuhg these rou... ... middle of paper ... ...ose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." He was hoping to get the support of the nation. That the people in the audience were listening to him and agreed with what he had to say. The crowd cheered and applauded for him which usually means that they agree, so I would say that JFK got the response he was looking for. The people agreed with him.
Later, many would still follow him and other famous characters inspire in his work and lifestyle for their own goals, including Martin Luther King Junior. Gandhi lived to serve humanity by establishing first peace and introducing his teachings in his own country, and then spreading them to the rest of the world until the end of his days. He wrote a letter to Nazi- leader Hitler regarding him as a friend, with a forgiving and amicable approach. Regarding what he said “The future depends on what you do today” (Mahatma Gandhi Quotes), he is totally right. He successfully achieved his goal to spread peace and his own teachings, encouraging everyone else to follow his path.
Kennedy relies on history ("Our ancient heritage") and God ("in the trumpet summons") and on patriotism ("graves of young Americans") and on bravery ("I do not shrink from this responsibility") to carry his message against "the common enemies of man: "tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself". Evoking excitement and fear caused many to be proactive out of worry that their laziness may be counterproductive to the nation. This address not only manipulated the audience by evoking certain emotions, but equally important was the ability for the Inaugural Address to linger in the minds of the audience. For years to come, we will still remember the words and ideas of Kennedy simply because of his mastery of rhetoric.
I would not doubt that examination of similar speeches throughout the history of civilization would yield the same revelations. Both Presidents Madison and Lincoln attempt to stir their audience into action by appealing to their innate sense of patriotism, duty and pride. The prospect of war is never taken lightly and I believe both these men understood that, Lincoln more than any previous president. Both men expertly navigated a delicate political situation in similar ways, first and foremost presenting the country as the victim. This is something they both understood well.
The role of loyalty in nationalism is very important for Anticolonial movements. National loyalty of the people helped the nation to maintain its autonomy. The sentiments of the people during the time of threats led the people of that nation to heroic levels by ensuring its survival. Smith discussed that loyalty to the nation overrides all other loyalties. Everyone loves his identity, culture people and everything that belong to them, so whenever a country attacked and seized by other country or nation, that nation always tried to get their independence back one day.
August 4, 1914 the German parliament decided to support the mobilization of war. With this decision they also declared a “civil peace” which meant that Germany would unite to defend their country, putting all their political differences aside. Many Germans were very happy with this decision, thinking that the war would be quick and victorious; however, as time passed by more growing resentful of the war and the German government. This can be seen through various opinions in the beginning, middle, and end of the war. Towards the beginning of the war most people were enthusiastic about the “civil peace.” As seen in documents 1,2,3,4, and 6 people were excited about the unity that would be brought about by the war.
However, even today America still has political party groups which affect the country both positively and negatively unlike what Washington had thought. He stated that parties would cause problems, however the parties are what keep the government intact and it also helps make decisions for the country. Washington’s farewell address mainly focused on foreign policy, but he does express concern for his other ideas such as religion and unity. Today’s foreign policy differs from what Washington had hoped for through his Farewell Address but, his policy today would have many different positive and negative manifestations. With his strong use of diction that strengthens his tone as well as his appeal to ethos, Washington’s address has definitely played a role in America’s current position today.