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Public Service: John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

- President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address is considered one of the greatest speeches in history and one of the shortest Inaugural Addresses at just 15 minutes. He attempts to build up America’s pride and calls the nation to support their country. He describes these goals using a variety of rhetorical devices to increase public reaction. His short but powerful speech gives comfort to an American public fearful of war. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, into a new wealthy Catholic family (Mehltretter)....   [tags: inaugural address, communists, war]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech

- 'With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.' In the delivery of Lincoln's 'Second Inaugural,' many were inspired by this uplifting and keen speech. It had been a long war, and Lincoln was concerned about the destruction that had taken place....   [tags: Rhetoric of Lincoln's Inaugural Speech]

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American Presidents and Their Inaugural Speeches

- Usually when the President of the United States delivers his inaugural address, he delivers a message of hope. Also he addresses the national issues at hand. He asks for mutual cooperation with the government at all levels. He emphasizes that the Constitution guarantees the rights of all citizens. During the Gilded Age, the inaugural addresses from President Hayes to President McKinley had the same message and addressed the same issues of the era. In his inaugural address, President Rutherford B....   [tags: National Issues, State Governments]

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Rationale Of The Inaugural Address

- Part I: Reasoning in the Inaugural Address President Roosevelt in his inaugural speech first realized the importance of his presidency, the speech and the US. He mentioned that the thing the US nation needs to fear is the fear itself. He further mentioned it as unreasoning, nameless and unjustified terror which constraints and paralyze the efforts needed to make retreat (Davis, 2014). The general purpose of the speech was to lead the nation to make advance against all the odds. The specific purpose of this speech was to communicate the agenda of presidency as this was the first speech by the president....   [tags: President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt]

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Obama's First Inaugural Speech

- Picture this: a cold January day in Washington D.C, the first African American president is about to be inaugurated with a combined audience of over 38 million looking to be inspired. Ted Sorensen, a former speechwriter for John F. Kennedy, believes “An inaugural address is by definition a defining moment for any new president.” An inaugural address is a stepping stone for each new administration because it creates a first impression; the address marks the time when the president stops trying to win votes and starts taking action....   [tags: Inauguration, American Presidents]

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President Kennedy's Inaugural Address

- Fifty years ago almost to the day one of America's most beloved presidents was assassinated while campaigning on the campaign trail in Dallas. Prior to this traumatic even President Kennedy had made one of the most beloved inaugural addresses the country has ever herd a president speak. This speech is made memorable by historical changes called for by Kennedy, the diction and phrases used, and the literary tools that he used on that cold January day. Although the speech was only thirteen minutes long it goes down in history as one of the most beloved pieces of literary work....   [tags: beloved speeches]

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John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

- John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address Ceremonial speeches are given to mark ceremonial events and help a society move beyond their differences. John F. Kennedy gave a ceremonial speech, his inaugural address, on January 20th, 1961, marking one of the most historic speeches in time. In John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address speech, that is being evaluated today, the author uses social cohesion as a call for the nation to give back to the country, as we should do of course, and to ask, and expect less from the government, but that we should all have equal rights....   [tags: famous ceremonial speeches]

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Jfk 's Inaugural Address Speech

- On January 20th, 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy gave a speech to the nation, which encompassed a new vision for the country with a new generation. That speech was JFK’s Inaugural Address. As the new 35th president, JFK was the youngest president to enter the oval office at the age of forty-three ("Inaugural Address."). The nation was still in in the process of healing after World War II. In the eyes of the masses, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a breath of fresh air for the American People. He was a youthful president, with his youthful image; he was able to rally the younger generations with a progressive vision....   [tags: United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, World War II]

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The Inaugural Address By John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy announced one of the most reiterated speeches in history, the “Inaugural Address” during the midst of a war torn time period. His words promised optimism and hope to an audience who was at the brink of collapsing as a whole. By exclusively using his words and emotion, he was able provide security and comfort to the whole nation. Kennedy 's choice of words and strategies encouraged many people to obstruct selfish behavior and contribute participation in methods to improve the United States....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy assassination]

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Marching in the Inaugural Parade for Barack Obama

- Music is the expression of passion, emotion and opinion through the harmony of melody and song. As I reflect on my educational and social journey, I begin to understand how my experiences are like a musical masterpiece, composed of intricate and dynamic passages and movements. I was first introduced to music in the fourth grade and as I matriculated my passion for music grew quite strong. In middle school and high school, I participated in various musical ensembles on colleges campuses and competed as both a soloist and in a quartet....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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The Inaugural Address By John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy chose to write this essay because he was attempting to show us the vision the he had for our world. Kennedy’s purpose of writing the “Inaugural Address” was to challenge us to change our way of thinking and become better not only for ourselves, but for our country so that we may function more efficiently. The major groups Kennedy addresses in his speech are the United States and the other nations who are enemies of the United States. Kennedy’s central point for the entire essay is that we as a nation need to defend our freedoms all around the world....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, United States, Pledge]

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John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

- In his inaugural address, John F. Kennedy delivers a speech worthy of his American heritage, in which he effectively utilizes an inspirational tone to establish his objectives and to influence the Soviet Union, New nation states, and his American citizens with hopes to prevent nuclear annihilation. John F. Kennedy warns the new nation states that “those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger end[ed] up inside,” attempting to alert and strike fear into those who choose communism, will soon regret the decision....   [tags: emotional tone and rhetorical devices]

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Lincoln 's First Inaugural Address

- One of Lincoln’s most famous quotes is “A House divided against itself cannot stand.” This describes his presidency well- focusing on maintaining the Union. In the beginning, Lincoln tried to stay out of sensitive affairs involving the North and South in an attempt to keep them together, promising the South little interference. Despite this, he played a key role in passing the Thirteenth Amendment, doing whatever it takes to end slavery for good and ending the Civil War. Reading Lincoln’s first Inaugural Address, one wouldn’t think he would be the president to end slavery.Speaking on outlawing slavery, he says,“I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.” A...   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Barack Obama 's Inaugural Address

- In President Barack Obama’s 2008 inaugural address, in the aftermath of one of the most memorable campaigns and turning points in American history, he promised to create another turning point: increase the quality of healthcare and decrease its cost (Obama 2009). Throughout his campaign, Obama argued the healthcare system in America needed change and from day one in office his administration held this priority as one of their most important. After multiple drafts and many failed attempts at a bipartisan healthcare reform plan, Obama was able to get his plan through a Democratic-controlled Congress and onto his desk the most significant overhaul of the U.S....   [tags: Health care, Health insurance, Barack Obama]

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John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

- Saul Cardenas English period 2 History period 7 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Inaugural Address 1961 During the time of the Cold War people did not worry about earthquakes like we do now, instead they were agonized by the the thought of an arms race that would lead to a nuclear fallout, World War 3, Dystopian society, or the end of the world. During the peak of the Cold War, there was one president who was known for the way he handled the people of his country and made them believe in a much brighter future for themselves....   [tags: Cold War, United States, Vietnam War]

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Inaugural Address to the People of the US

- Inaugeral Address to the People of the US Hello ladies and gentleman, citizens of the United States of America. Today I will be reading to you my inaugural address, and will hopefully cover any and all issues or questions you may have about why you should, and trust me, you should, vote for me to be your president. The ten issues I will be addressing in my speech are: education, medical care, employment, welfare, crime, drug trafficking, language, environment, media, and abortion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lincoln 's Inaugural Address As A Neo Aristotelian Criticism

- Jefferson’s Inaugural Address as a Neo-Aristotelian Criticism Modern, American political culture continues to be defined by partisan politics. Themes of gridlock, the inability to compromise, and violently competing differences in opinion define the narrative of American political action and governance. On March 4, 1801 Thomas Jefferson delivered an inaugural address that pivoted around new partisan politics that defined the election of 1800. The election of 1800, between Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Aaron Burr, was the first partisan election of the newly formed federal government....   [tags: United States, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr]

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John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Address

- After World War II, tensions between the United States, its allies, and the Soviet Union became very apparent. When John F. Kennedy (JFK) was elected in 1960, this “Cold War” between the communist government of the Soviet Union and the democratic government of the United States had strained relationships around the world for over 15 years. After losing their sense of security, the American people elected John F. Kennedy in 1960 as the 35th President of the United States because they believed he could lead the country to peace and prosperity....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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A Critique on a Critique of a Speech: Lessons in Leadership from FDR

- Everybody Will ALWAYS Judge You A Critique on a Critique of a Speech Many people throughout history have read and reread and discussed, critiqued, dissected, and reinterpreted other people’s stories and speeches. They all try to find a new way to look at them and try to make everybody listen to their ideas of what they mean. They pick out every tiny little detail of the said speech until there’s not much more to admire and sometimes they often miss the entire meaning of the written work. It is found to be rather tedious and obnoxious to take somebody else’s work and turn it into something else completely....   [tags: inaugural, action, evidence]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Obama’s First Two Speeches as President

- President Barack H. Obama has been always using rhetorical strategies in his political speeches. He used these strategies to present important points and views of his in front of public. Delivering points and views properly and logically got him to be the president in the first place. President Obama used mostly ethos and pathos, yet some logos to deliver his inaugural and the state of union speeches. Being that, he was able to reach the audience emotionally and make the speech flow efficiently while he preserved his credibility....   [tags: political speeches, inaugural address]

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Abraham Lincoln 's Second Inaugural Address

- In a tradition dating back to George Washington, every newly-elected president gives an inaugural address at the time of his swearing into office. Many of these inaugural speeches have been given during times of war. Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address was given on March 4, 1865, near the end of the American Civil War, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Fourth Inaugural Address was given on January 20, 1945, in the last year of World War Two, and John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address was given on January 20, 1961, during the darkest years of the Cold War....   [tags: United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Address

- The inaugural address has been a traditional practice to every president since George Washington first did it at his second inauguration in 1793. An inaugural address is an important aspect that marks the beginning of a public leader’s term in office. The address also serves as a way for the leader to address the public of their intentions as leader. There have been several different types of inaugural addresses, but one that has stood the test of time is John F. Kennedy’s address. Kennedy was elected president of the United States in the 1960 election after beating out Richard Nixon and the Republican Party in an election that the popular vote was won by a mere percentage point....   [tags: United States, Rhetoric, Democratic Party]

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Lyndon Baines Johnson 's Inaugural Address

- Lyndon Baines Johnson the 36th President of the United States gave his inaugural address in Washington D.C., on Wednesday, January 20, 1965, to one of the largest crowds in history, approximately 1.2 million Americans. In the shadow of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, LBJ took up the mantle of leadership, while the country was still in a period of mourning the tragic loss and earned the trust and respect of the country to be re-elected in 1965. A speech that lasted just under 22 minutes, reflected his passion and the forward thinking spirit of his desire to transform the country through justice, liberty and union, wage a war against poverty that was facing most of the American populatio...   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, United States, Vietnam War]

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President John F. Kennedy and His Inaugural Address

- January 20, 1961 will forever be a day that marks a special moment in time in which President John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of the most memorable speeches in American History. His Inaugural address is one in which many famous quotes come from and one that is emulated in present speeches. In order to understand the importance of this inoculation one must understand the atmosphere of our nation at that time and what President Kennedy was trying to get across to his constituents. In this essay I will give you background information pertaining to the state our union in 1961; discuss the tone of the speech; and finally examine the impact that President Kennedy’s term played on our nation....   [tags: President John F. Kennedy]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Lincoln 's Second Inaugural Address

- 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....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, United States]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Kennedy 's Inaugural Address

- 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)....   [tags: United States, Cold War, World War II]

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Rhetorical Strategies in John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

- In his prominent 1961 Inaugural Address, John F. Kennedy extensively employs pathos, parallelism, antithesis, and varied syntax to captivate millions of people, particularly to persuade them to stand together and attempt to further human rights for the “betterment” of the world. Kennedy’s effective use of various rhetorical styles succeeds in persuading his audience –the world and the U.S citizens—that his newly-seized position as the U.S. President will be worthwhile for all. Evident throughout his entire address, Kennedy employs a cogent pathos appeal to keep his audience intrigued....   [tags: pathos, parallelism, antithesis]

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President John F. Kennedy Inaugural Speech

- The first speech a person delivers can make or break other people’s initial impressions of him or her, giving them a reputation that may overshadow other qualities, good or bad. The crowd could love every word of the speech, and the speaker would revel in their everlasting applause. On the other hand, it could leave a stinging impression on the audience that would inhibit them from looking past this one particular speech if it did not suit their opinions. This type of situation can be every politician’s greatest fear, knowing his or her words will be remembered by so many people....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cold War]

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Abraham Lincoln 's Second Inaugural Address

- From 1861 to 1865 the United States faced a time of great turmoil among the North and the South in various battles that came to be known as the American Civil War. During this time, the South wanted to secede from the Union so that they could keep slavery, the North however wanted to abolish slavery and keep the North and the South united. The controversy from this period sparked some of the greatest speeches, plays, books, and poems of all time, all powerful and heartfelt in their own way. Included in the literary works born from the Civil War are Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address as well as Emily Dickinson’s poem, Success Is Counted Sweetest....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Rhetoric]

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Franklin Roosevelt 's First Inaugural Speech

- Nationwide, it is known that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the one to serve the longest time that any President has ever done so before and he was great at what he accomplished. Roosevelt was like a “grandparent” to the American people with the way that he would speak to them, acknowledge them, and explain what was going on in the world to them (Franklin, American). Each time that Franklin was elected, he had to give the nation an inaugural speech, each president does. However, his second, third, and fourth speeches all related to the topic of what he was going to change in his upcoming presidency compared to the courses of action he had taken in previous events....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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President Abraham Lincoln 's Second Inaugural Speech

- President Abraham Lincoln used many rhetorical devices to explain the effects of the civil war. Lincoln wanted the north and south to put their differences behind them and unite, to become a single unified country. Many people were surprised by Lincoln’s second inaugural speech, it was shorter than his first. He didn’t take very long to get his point a crossed about how the war would make him feel. Lincoln had hope that the country would turn around. That it would unify against all evils or troubles....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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President Obama’s Inaugural Speech: Rhetorical Analysis

- President Obama’s Inaugural Speech: Rhetorical Analysis Barrack Obama’s inauguration speech successfully accomplished his goal by using rhetoric to ensure our nation that we will be under safe hands. The speech is similar from ideas obtained from the founding documents and Martin Luther King’s speech to establish ‘our’ goal to get together and take some action on the problems our country is now facing. As President Barrack Obama starts his speech, he keeps himself from using ‘me’, ‘myself’, and ‘I’ and replacing it with ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘together’ to achieve ethos....   [tags: ethos, unification, action]

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President Obama 's Second Inaugural Address

- President Obama`s second inaugural address’ addresses an audience of middle class Americans in order to assure these ones of their importance and to remind them that they are not a forgotten people. Although the upper class is the wealthiest, they are the minority and can not on their own support the entire country. Obama said in his speech “we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it”. America tends to focus on those who are either very rich or very poor, in contrast these words aimed at reassuring those in the middle no doubt is refreshing Understanding the different social and economic c...   [tags: United States, Working class, Middle class]

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President Kennedy 's Inaugural Speech And Cochise

- For centuries war between tribes , gang and nations have destroyed more than a million lives and let the earth more often destroyed than it was before.however some leaders thru history refute the idea of war choose peace and find a common ground to solve their different issues .In that optic, President kennedy in his inaugural speech and Cochise in his text “iam alone” even thought they appear to be different because they were given in different context of history ,are actually in agreement ....   [tags: John F. Kennedy assassination, John F. Kennedy]

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John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Rhetorical Analysis

- John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Rhetorical Analysis. John F. Kennedy was elected president on November 8, 1960. This was a particularly rough time in the world. The United states along with several nations were being threatened by poverty, tyranny, disease, communism, and war and weapons. 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....   [tags: Rhetoric, John F. Kennedy, Logos, United States]

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Abraham Lincoln Delivered His Second Inaugural Address

- Often of times, many of us speak without giving thought to how our words and the manner in which we speak will affect ourselves or another person. Regardless of how insignificant and harmless a few words and the tone we emphasize may seem, both hold power. In a moment, they have the power to either build up and give life or tear down and give death. In a moment, they have the power to shape and characterize the behaviors and values of both societies and individuals alike. In a single moment, they have the power to span beyond the individual who spoke it and cause, whether good or bad, repercussions that will affect a multitude of generations ahead....   [tags: World War II, Treaty of Versailles, Adolf Hitler]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy 's Inaugural Address

- “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s famous 1961 inaugural address began one of the most important presidencies in the history of the United States. The 35th president of the United States was like no other, he had a leadership quality that as the quote implies, gave the people empowerment, and held a relationship with the American people different than the prior 34 presidents. Kennedy was born into a very wealthy Irish Catholic family in Brookline Massachusets on May 29, 1917....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy assassination]

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Abraham Lincoln 's Second Inaugural Address

- While it cannot be argued that Abraham Lincoln’s “Second Inaugural Address” (Address) and Emily Dickinson’s masterpiece known as the “Success is Counted Sweetest” are timeless pieces in literature, some could debate on their placement in the literary categories. Generally, Abraham Lincoln’s Address is labeled as rhetoric while Emily Dickenson’s “Success is Counted Sweetest” is considered to be a poem. The best way to distinguish one from the other would be to go through the elements of rhetorical discourse and see where the literatures show similarities, or otherwise express their differences in their style....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Address

- During John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961, that’s when he said to Americans “To do not ask what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country” (US Historical documents). I personally support this quote and understand the full sense behind it, I don’t take it greatly on country level, but on how I live with my family and friends in my daily life. This is the saying that carries a lot of meaning not only for Americans John F. Kennedy was addressing to this speech, but as well as to anybody who want to move forward and live a life without complaining....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, United States]

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Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

- Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address As I read the lines carefully of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, I wonder how a man who is elected for his second term as president with over 54% of the popular vote, and in turn, compose such an eloquent address can be assassinated little more than a month later. In reading other commentaries concerning this address it seems to me that everyone concurs that this address is one of the finest speeches ever written by a president. Lincoln wrote other memorable speeches such as his first inaugural address, and the Gettysburg Address, which are of equally high caliber, however, his second inaugural address is considered a favorite by most critics....   [tags: American History]

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John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

- Overflowing with vivid tropes and other satisfying discourse, John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address plays to an irrefutably pleasant melody. Strong, motivational verbs are coupled with pretty and sophisticated adjectives in a manner that would make the most inane speech capable of swaying an entire population. And sway Kennedy did, for his garnering of the pulitzer prize (he is the only president to have done so) certainly had basis in a man of sound judgment that was wise beyond his years. The auditory gratification that would come with hearing Kennedy’s speech is substantiated by a true, moral message that would both excite and unite all Americans....   [tags: American History]

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- On Thursday January 20th 2005, President Bush delivered his second inaugural address after being sworn in for his second term. In his address Bush promised to keep his word and fulfill his duty as president of the United States. These duties have not been upheld according to the numerous protestors who showed up at his Inauguration. In his Inaugural Address Bush discussed many things. The inaugural address was a speech which would reassure the American people that President Bush will lead us to victory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Address

- During a most critical moment in United States history, the first words from a young, incoming President Kennedy had to be nothing short of perfect. When Kennedy took office in January, 1961, America was deeply politically divided and at the height of the cold war. A new president, with much to prove, had to deliver a persuasive and unifying message to the American people. Equally important was that in addition to the American people, Kennedy would be indirectly addressing Soviet chairman Nikita Khrushchev, his Russian counterpart and primary adversary in the cold war....   [tags: Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Soviet Union]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Speech

- By delivering his inaugural speech, President Kennedy mentioned not only the American people, but also people from over the world including new states, old allies, and the Soviet Union. He also sought to inspire the nation after a long, divided election; to alleviate the growing fearful of drawn-out cold war, and to bless the hope for peace in the nuclear age. By using the extensive use of rhetorical devices, President successfully completed and fulfilled the goals of his speech. Therefore, after reading his inaugural speech, I strongly want to choose this speech to analysis for my research paper....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, United States, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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FDR's First Inaugural Address, The Fog of Fear: Alan Axelrod's Interpretations

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a very interesting life. He was the 32nd President of the United States. He was born on January 30, 1882 in Hudson Valley of New York. His parents were James Roosevelt and Sara Ann Delano. Surprisingly his parents were sixth cousins. He went to Harvard College and was part of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He then married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, his fifth cousin. Together they had six children. Anna, James, Franklin, who died less than a year after he was born, Elliot, Franklin Delano Junior, and John....   [tags: interested, success, confident]

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President George Washington Bush’s Second Inaugural Address

- ... In the 3rd paragraph he says, “At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but by the history we have seen together.” He used this technique of implementing a common history several times in the next paragraphs of the inaugural address by referring to “the day of our Foundation,” “the mission that created our Nation,” and “the honorable achievements of our fathers.” To gain progress on the foundation of common ground President George W. Bush seeks to create commonality in ethics, morals, ideals, and values....   [tags: pathos and ethos, ethics, moral]

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Analysis of JFK’s Inaugural Address in 1961

- Analysis of JFK’s Inaugural Address in 1961 Throughout history, Presidents have used the Inaugural Address as an opportunity to help the mental framework of the American people and to the greater world. In order to effectively do so, those who craft the address must exhibit a mastery of rhetoric. More so than in other writing pieces, an Inaugural Address by nature appeals more to the rhetorical element of emotion. This is due to the fact that the address is intended to move its audience with powerful and socially lasting statements....   [tags: Papers Kennedy Essays ]

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Analysis Of Kennedys Inaugural Speech By ' Kennedys Inauguration Speech ' And ' How Should I Act '

- Throughout this semester in history we have been learning about democracies. Before this class I knew little to nothing about a democracy. Now I understand a lot about democracy, and how democracies have changed over the years. Through this class I can now answer the three core questions “who am I”, “what should I know”, and “how should I act”. After learning this semester and reading many great articles I can easily answer the question, “who am I?” I now realize that I am an important citizen in this society....   [tags: Democracy, Plato, Question, Plessy v. Ferguson]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech

- John F Kennedy delivered one of the finest speeches on January 20, 1961 after being sworn into office. His inauguration speech was so powerful that it captured the entire nations attention, and quotes from it are still remembered by people today. It is one of the finest speeches ever written. It provides a strong appeal to pathos, ethos and logos, and it is because of this that people who never heard the speech can quote lines from it. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech]

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John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

- The Inauguration A great period full various changes and conflicts, the nineteen-sixties wasn’t anything outside of native. From elections, wars, and inequality at its finest things seemed to be consistently moving at all angles and nothing puts a spark on the map brighter than one of our own presidents. It was January 20, 1962 when John Fitzgerald Kennedy took stage to be the thirty-fifth president of the United States. Written by Kennedy in late November of 1960, his inauguration speech goes to explain the various changes of the world as Kennedy campaigned to “get the country moving again.” His speech begins to address the differences of the generations as he wants to “pass the torch.” Ke...   [tags: speech, provoking arguments]

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Research Paper on Ronald Reagan's Innaugural Address

- Charisma is defined in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or enthusiasm for a public figure” (Merriam-Webster Online). Throughout history successful public speaking is a dominant trait for influential historical figures: persuasive speakers use charisma and charm to capture their audience and spark a difference in society. Political figures use charisma in order to campaign and promote their own political ambitions. Every fourth year a politician is elected President of the United States....   [tags: american presidents, american politics]

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America 's Presidential Election : A Inaugural Presentation By The Ppu ( Penn Philippine Association ) And Map

- The suggested talks for the month of November didn’t interest me much so I decided to attend one that wasn’t from the list. Southeast Asia Spotlight was a joined presentation by the PPU (Penn Philippine Association) and MAP (Malaysians at Penn) discussing the results of Trump election, anti-establishment rhetoric, and the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) concerning both countries. All which we have talked about in class as well. I decided to focus on the Philippines because during the discussion, the presenter said that Malaysia won’t be affected much by a Trump presidency unlike the Philippines....   [tags: Philippines, United States, Overseas Filipino]

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Frank's Explaination of the Main Characterstics in Obama's Inauguration Speech

- ... As Campbell argues, “specific policies are proposed for contemplation, not for action... contemplative expository function differentiates inaugurals from State of Union address, in which proposals are presented for congressional action” (p. 40). Hence, Frank should have made clear Obama’s vision that forms the basis of his signatures instead of policies. Furthermore, I suppose there are two critical ideas behind Obama’s encouragement of a cosmopolitan civil religion that Frank should explicate....   [tags: unity, religion, politics]

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Abraham Lincoln: A Moral Unifier?

- Abraham Lincoln is a mythical figure in American culture and history because he is the President who saved the Union and abolished slavery. American admiration for him is so great that Americans have carved him into mountains and immortalized him in a Greek temple. In the Lincoln Memorial, one can find the inscriptions of the “Gettysburg Address” and “Second Inaugural Address”. To some, these speeches signify America’s rebirth as a unified political and moral country. Interestingly, these two speeches overshadow the fact that Lincoln’s words were once divisive....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln Essays]

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Rhetorical Analysis of President Obama's Inauguration Speech

- 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....   [tags: Rhetoric of Inauguration Speech]

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Essay on Alan Axelrod’s Summary of Franklin Roosevelt’s Inauguration Speech

- In Alan Axelrod’s brief interpretation of President Franklin Roosevelt’s inaugural address, he touches on a few key points about Roosevelt’s character. He sees the address as a direct manifestation of Roosevelt’s unique character. His ability to calm a struggling Nation with but a few words and the unfrazzled depth of American steadfastness. Axelrod correctly analyzed Roosevelt as being calm in the face of danger, an outstanding leader, and an eternal realist. President Roosevelt was a levelheaded, and Axelrod’s interpretation of the inaugural address shows this as being one of his most dominant traits....   [tags: character, speaker, leader]

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Civil War, The, And Martin Luther King Jr.

- Deus Ex Machina is a god introduced into a play to resolve the entanglements of the plot. It is introduced to make the play flow more smoothly and logical. Real life is not very different from the play. Religion has helped the leaders to persuade the public to overcome the crisis and unite them. Christianity has been often used as a political tool in the western hemisphere. United States is a country that started from Christian roots. Public figures in United States have been using the word “God” in speech a lot since the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, United States, African American]

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Maya Angelou: Life and Poetry’s Fines

- “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope” (Brainyquote.com). That uncomplicated line was poet Maya Angelou’s enduring adage throughout the whole of her adult life. Angelou felt that love was among the many skills she possessed, believing to have a predisposition to love all people, and to inspire them to love as well. Maya Angelou’s love for mankind truly shows through her work of poetry as she jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to reach the ultimate destination of becoming an awe-inspiring human being....   [tags: maya angelou, love, female director]

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Why Lincoln Was A Good Man

- Lincoln lived through a very controversial time because he had the power to either end or continue slavery. Lincoln developed multiple opinions on the topic of slavery throughout his lifetime as his political positions changed. We can track the change in Lincolns views on slavery If we focus on the period of his life in between the First Inaugural and the Second Inaugural. In order to trace Lincolns journey from his First Inaugural Address to his Second Inaugural Address, we must first look at his life before the First Inaugural Address, so that we can understand the type of person he is....   [tags: Black people, White people, Abraham Lincoln, Race]

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The Speech Of John F Kennedy

- John F kennedy was the 35th president to be sworn into office in the US. He did a number of wonderful things for our country throughout his presidency, but the first most memorable was when he lifted the spirits of millions of Americans with his Inaugural Address on January 20th, 1961. In order to fully understand why his speech is one of the best American speeches one must first know the reason behind his speech, secondly, the significance of his speech to the people of the US, and lastly how his speech impacted the people of the US....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon]

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The Failure of James Buchanan

- In 1856, a Presidential election occurred in the United States at a crucial period. Sectionalism was at an all time high and a leader was needed to unite the country. However, the man who won the election did not prove to be this leader. Instead, his platform was based on a deliberate failure to lead. Due to James Buchanan’s position that supported popular sovereignty in the expanding United States, the country divided even further over the topic of slavery to the point that the Civil War became inevitable....   [tags: civil war, sectionalism, presidential election]

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Rhetorical Choices in Political Speeches

- Every four years during any US Presidential election overzealous patriotism hits an all time high, and it truly shows with the citizen turnout at the newly elected President’s inaugural ceremony. In the months leading up to election day, Presidential candidates attempt to persuade voters to cast ballots in their favor through different forms of advertising which contains strategic rhetoric and political language. Political language otherwise known as “political propaganda”, is designed to influence masses of people within a nation, and even across the globe....   [tags: analysis, US presidential election campaigns]

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W. Weatherford, J. Stephenson, L. Shinn: Whom Shall Berea Serve?

- In the inaugural addresses of Willis Weatherford, John Stephenson, and Larry Shinn, the sixth, seventh, and eight presidents, the ethos of these three men is examined. Within these addresses, each president states what they feel are the most important aspects at Berea College. In the approaching paragraphs, the three of five aspects found to be most important will be defined: race, region, religion, gender, and class. Willis Duke Weatherford, the sixth president of Berea College, began quickly in his inaugural address that the ideals of Berea should be carried forward and made larger in the future....   [tags: Educational Issues]

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President Jefferson 's Goals And Criticism From The Extremes

- President Jefferson’s Goals and Criticism from the Extremes Trying to unite the people as the first Democratic Republican president, after a fierce political battle, Jefferson reminded the people in his First Inaugural Address that the struggles faced with the previous election cycle was not like the French Revolution. The Federalist and the Republicans had differences of opinions, but not differences of principle. Neither wished to dissolve the union or to change the government 's republican form....   [tags: President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson]

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Thomas Jefferson And His Vision

- Jefferson and his Vision Guided by his fervent and unwavering commitment to reason and the principles of natural law and natural rights, Thomas Jefferson crafted his own unique political and social vision for the United States of America which, excluding a few notable omissions, has survived to become an important contribution to the cornerstone of American democracy. His vision was of an agrarian and populist nation of citizens with access to general and widespread education, whose rulers are chosen on grounds of their individual merits and talents rather than on basis of birth and inheritance, and governed by a decentralized system of government, whose main duty is to safeguard the unalie...   [tags: American History]

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The Legacy Of President Abraham Lincoln

- Have you ever wondered what the would be like, had it not been for such strong leaders. Before taking this class I had never even questioned it. Never did I know so much about history than I do today. Now I actually have interest in history, as I connect it to what is happening in this century. When I look back on certain things, I just see such an unbalanced world. Certain situations seem totally impossible according to laws and freedom put into place today. I truly believe we are at great standing in this world now because of the strong voices who served vital roles in our nation....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The Words of President Lincoln

- Many of the greatest presidential speeches were delivered during times of conflict. During his presidency, Lincoln spoke multiple times in regards to the Civil War. Shortly after being elected, Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, which was followed by many more speeches including his second inaugural address. Both the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln’s second inaugural clearly display how Lincoln’s style of writing evokes emotion, and rally’s the audience. Not only were his words meaningful at the time but also can be a reminder of our country’s values today....   [tags: American History]

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Franklin Roosevelt And Herbert Hoover

- Oaths and promises were made by Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover in their inaugural addresses. Hoover and Roosevelt helped the country face the depression and transition into World War II. Both presidents’ inaugural addresses voiced concern and hope for the country. In their inaugural addresses, Hoover and Roosevelt expressed views about the future, the current situation, the challenges that were faced by our leaders, and how the Great Depression impacted the nation Hoover outlined his hopes for America’s future during his inauguration....   [tags: World War II, Great Depression, Adolf Hitler]

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Roosevelt’s First Inauguration Address

- Roosevelt’s First Inauguration Address “The only thing that we have to fear is fear itself “said Franklin Roosevelt the thirty-second president of the United States in one of the most powerful political addresses ever delivered by an American president. President Roosevelt assumed the presidency during some of the darkest times in American history. He addressed the nation in a time of uncertainty and in a time of great fear. American Citizens were insecure about the economical situation the Unites States, as they were in the middle of the Great Depression....   [tags: American Politics, Depression]

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Roosevelt's Three Influential Speeches

-   As the president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt worked hard to provide safe, happy, and affluent life to American people. Many problems such as unemployment, poor banking and systems were caused by the Depression. In order to approach the resumption of the nation, Roosevelt planed to make changes. Some changes took place in the New Deal’s goals between the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural address in 1933, his campaign speech at Madison Square Garden in 1936, and his proposal for an Economic Bill of Right in 1944 did effectively bring people better conditions for their life, reformation of their welfare (for vulnerable people), and hope for freedom....   [tags: Social Changes, New Deal]

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Analysis Of Amanda Porterfield 's ' Doubt That This Statement Is Pretentious And False. '

- One of the biggest misconceptions of today’s society is that politics is run by pure fact and argument, with no spiritual aspect. However, Amanda Porterfield verifies in her novel Conceived in Doubt that this statement is pretentious and false. Amanda Porterfield takes us back to the time of early government structure and development. This era in the United States is in a stage of constant change and reformation. The United States could even be argued as blind by their religious views, affecting their morals and well-being for the future of the nation....   [tags: Religion, United States, Barack Obama]

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Analysis Of Richard Hofstadter 's ' American Political Tradition '

- In Richard Hofstadter’s book “American Political Tradition” he describes twelve biographical portraits of American statesmen, breaking them from longstanding reputations and putting them under scrutiny. Shockingly, among these statesmen is Abraham Lincoln. Hofstadter criticizes both his legacy and his political intentions. Lincoln, a president nationally regarded as a “self-made” man, nicknamed “Honest Abe,” and generally well liked, is not typically heavily criticized (Hofstadter 121). Hofstadter believed his reputation of being “self-made” was simply just a myth that he used to advance his political career and to seize opportunities of advancement (122)....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The United States Just Arrived Out Of A Bitter Period

- The United States just arrived out of a bitter period. World War I just ended, and the United States took harsh measures and did whatever was needed to end the war. Shortly after WWI, the United States stepped into a period of invention, celebrities, writers, and mass pop culture. The United States started using automobiles as transportation, which made trading and transportation better and quicker. Advertising became a huge deal, and celebrities, like Babe Ruth, arose out of nowhere. By the 1920’s, majority of the population lived in the urban area, and immigrants began to show back up in search for jobs....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt, World War II]

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President 's Speech : President Of The United States

- As emblematic representatives of their country, U.S. Presidents exercise their beliefs and concepts regularly through the use of eloquence. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected president of the United States in 1960. Kennedy became president during times of great danger and fear for the nation of America, and others around the globe. With Communism being further more popular, and large weapon’s being frequently produced all around the world, the people of America needed a new premier commander. As the youngest elected official to ever govern the White House, Kennedy wanted to show his genuineness as a ruler, and verify that his presidency would lead to great hope and future....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The Inspiring Effect Of John F. Kennedy 's Address

- The Inspiring Effect of John F. Kennedy’s Address On January 20th, 1961, U.S. President, John F. Kennedy delivered his most famous oratory work. At a critical moment of American history, John F. Kennedy was elected as the thirty-fifth president of the United States. Kennedy was elected at a time of great turmoil in not only the United States, but also the world. With communism spreading throughout the world 's nations and dangerous weapons being manufactured by the world 's great powers, the citizens of the United States were looking for a leader....   [tags: United States, Cold War, John F. Kennedy]

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The Great Speeches of Araham Lincoln

- Since the time of the Ancient Greeks mastery of oratory has been a defining quality of esteemed statesmen. Countless examples exist of occupants of the Oval Office successfully using rhetoric to assuage the volatile sentiments of the people during times of crisis. In the wake of the Challenger Shuttle Disaster President Reagan comforted a grieving America with his “Touch the face of God” speech. In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Perl Harbor President Roosevelt gave an “infamous” address....   [tags: American History]

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Berea College: Whom Shall We Serve?

- Throughout Berea College’s history the school’s founders, John G. Fee, E.H. Fairchild, and William Frost, had a focus in their minds when Berea was created. The focus for Berea College was the importance of interracial education. This focus was met during Fee’s and Fairchild’s time in office. In Frost’s inaugural address he seemed to have shared the same focus. However, when Frost took his turn in office his focus was upon interracial education but was slowly starting to shift onto what he called the “mountain people.” Some felt that Frost’s change of focus in the college was saying that he felt that interracial education to be unimportant....   [tags: Race in America]

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The Legacy Of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos

- Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (Ferdinand Marcos) was born on 11th of September 1917 in Sarrat, Philippines and died on the 28th of September 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a Philippine lawyer and politician, and the Philippine President from 1966 to 1986. He was known for establishing a corrupt, undemocratic authoritarian regime. Marcos went to school in Manila and attended law school at the University of the Philippines in the late 1930s. His father, Mariano Marcos, was a Filipino politician. On 20th of September 1935 Julio Nalundasan was elected against Mariano Marcos for a seat in the National Assembly for the second time....   [tags: Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino]

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The Second Section Of Assassination Vacation

- The second section of Assassination Vacation, is dedicated to the assassination of President Garfield. Garfield’s death was quite different from Lincoln’s, after his July second shooting Garfield lived for two and a half months before blood poisoning killed him on September 19th. During this time, Garfield remained in a vegetative state, but to the public it was a popular subject. Citizens constantly checked newspapers for updates about the president’s condition, which Vowell compares to that of modern day societies reaction to the NBA Finals or the Academy Awards ceremony....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt]

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The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

- John F. Kennedy is different than other US presidents in many instances; however, most notably, he was elected the second youngest President of the United States, and was the youngest to die in office. Diverse from other leaders of our country, Kennedy’s famous inaugural speech on January 20th, 1961, inspired all to be more active in our country. His well-known words, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” are still remembered today as one of the most impacting quotes in American history....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon]

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