Conservative republican focus on religion has hurt Obama in his support from church goers because they want a president in Washington who lives their life like many think a Christian should. Support for Obama among Christians has been mixed. A liberal is generally defined as someone who looks more to themselves and their personal knowledge when deciding what is right or wrong. They would rather be free to experience life on their own and not be dependent on an external authority when making decisions. Conservatives however generally tend to live more traditionally, which means that they would rather continue living in a way that is similar to how past generatio... ... middle of paper ... ...onflicts after the September eleventh attacks on the twin towers in New York City, which led to wars.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, the youngest person ever to be elected President, the first Roman Catholic and the first to be born in the 20th century. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as President, therefore his achievements were limited. Nevertheless, his influence was worldwide, and his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis may have prevented the United States from entering into another world war. Kennedy was especially admired by the younger people and he was perhaps the most popular president in history. Kennedy expressed the values of 20th century America and his presidency had an importance beyond its political achievements.
He was the youngest Roman Catholic to become the president of the United States. His two most cherished projects were the big income tax cut and his civil rights measure. Kennedy influenced me in a positive way. I learned that anything is possible if you put your mind even though you use to be nobody. He succeeds against all odds and he fought aggressively even though he was seriously physically ill. On Nov. 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated while visiting Dallas, Texas.
The power of democracy once again proved to be the only thing necessary for the triumph of a person. And his inauguration on January 20, 2009, inspired not only the people of this great nation, but also the people all around the world. His election brought back the unity people were looking for in the middle of worst economic crisis since Great Depression. American people believed that at the time Barack Obama was the right person for this job. It would be fair to say that Barack Obama gave them every reason to elect him the president of the Unites States.
17 Jan. 2014. Source. American Decades, in their article “Catholics and Politics,” highlights the idea that JFK was the second Roman Catholic to be nominated for president by the Democratic Party. He was the first Roman Catholic to be elected but “his success raised questions about religious tolerance in the United States.” Many were opposed at first to his presidency and thought his views would be swayed because of the fact that he was Catholic. But he shocked the world with this quote: “"I am not the Catholic candidate for President.
The fact that some Nationalist councillors were elected was used as proof of this. Ian Paisley thought differently, he thought that Catholics were not interested in the politics as their loyalty was with Rome and with their Head of Church, the Pope. He thought therefore that they could never be loyal to the government of Ulster; he therefore labelled them as ‘traitors’. Gerrymandering was done to stop these so-called traitors from entering local councils where they would probably betray the people of Ulster. It was also believed that if Catholics had a greater voice in politics they would make their own laws similar to those in the Republic.
His administration pushed and accomplished many things. During his presidential election, many Americans fear that Kennedy would have a Pope's direct influence over American politics because Kennedy was Catholic. Before this time, no Catholics ever won the presidential election. When groups of 150 Protestants in Houston, led by Rev. Norman Vincent Pale proclaiming about this issue, Kennedy flew to Houston and made this famous Speech.
In 1928, Al Smith, a Catholic candidate for president, lost considerably to Herbert Hoover. Though this occurred decades prior to Kennedy’s election, questions were still raised concerning the legitimacy of a Catholic running to be president of the United States. More alarming to the Kennedy campaign, in terms of his religious association, was the region known as the “Bible Belt South” – a heavily evangelical Protestant band of states in the southern United States. With a significant chunk of the nation completely against him simply based upon his religious affiliation, and another large group uncertain on its stance, Kennedy had a steep uphill battle to fight in an effort to convince the nation of his true character in relation to the issues confronting the United
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.
Stevenson's loss “helped set the stage for one of the most dramatic and memorable presidential campaigns in U.S. history” (Mehltretter). In the 1960 elections, John F. Kennedy won the Democratic nomination despite his youth, lack of experience and his Catholic faith (JFK Library). His opponent, Richard Nixon was the vice president of an administration popular with Americans and had significant experience in foreign affairs (Mehltretter). The 1960 Election was also overshadowed by rising tensions between the Soviet Union and the Uni... ... middle of paper ... ...ry & Museum, n.d. Web.