Kennedy commences his speech by stating how his election is a new start for America; that it is not only prosperous for the Democrat Party, but for each and every American citizen. He draws attention to how much the world has changed since America was founded. He states, “For man holds in his hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human” (John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address – January 20, 1961). He sounds very optimistic, but also cautious of the new technology arising at this time. He may have commenced his speech with this tone because although many great things were occurring in America at this time, there were also many struggles.
This is seen in Kennedy’s inauguration speech as he issues the pledges America will make to the world, specifically “to those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery.” To these people, he pledged America’s “best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required (Kennedy)”. The spirit of aid and compassion expressed in Kennedy’s statements make his peaceful hopes for the less fortunate people of the world clear. Being the newly elected leader of the most powerful nation on the planet, Kennedy’s power is immense, and as is his responsibility towards the globe and its peoples. Through his empathetic declaration, Kennedy makes his harmonious desires for the world evident. These feelings of harmony are mirrored throughout Clift’s article in the form of formal and informal stories, which are summed up as “the memories that linger remind [them] of a time when all seemed possible, when a politician could capture the imagination of a country (Clift)”.
However, I believe he portrayed inspirational motivation because of the love he had for his people. It’s also because of them that he overcame a speech impediment displaying his change management adaptability traits. His speeches wouldn’t have achieved perfection if it wasn’t for rehearsing his speeches over and over. According to “the book,“Churchill”, by Ashley Jackson, he was so passionate about motivating his people he adjusted himself to change with the times of war. His ability to overcome and manage change would resonate and help deliver Britain to victory.
For the past two hundred years, Benjamin Franklin has been regarded as one of the most renowned Founding Fathers of the United States, and the true creator of the “American Dream.” Throughout his life, Franklin focused himself on characteristics that he knew would not only better himself but improve the budding nation. A few of the traits of Ben Franklin’s “American” are philanthropy, tolerance, and perseverance. Although they may seem wholesome, each trait can also have ulterior motives when a person is portraying them. When he begins his writings to his son, William, Franklin recounts the pivotal moments in his past that shaped him to be who he was meant to be, and even though he admits that he wishes he could change some slight details, he is mostly content with his choices.
Are you doing your part to keep the american dream alive?. In the article Keeping The Dream Alive author Jon meacham has a very clear thought on what's going on in America which in his ideas are that the upper class wealthy have more control and certain breaks. Meacham does a great job of conveying the dream throughout the history of america going in chronological order. Many great Americans believed that we have the power to make the world or at least America a better place not perfect but better.”Roosevelt quoted that observation in his final Inaugural Address in the winter of 1945, and in the ensuing decades, American power and prosperity reached epic heights. The Peabody-Roosevelt gospel seemed to get it right: the world was not perfect, nor was it perfectible,”(Meacham 1).This does not define the individual American dream but how the government thinks we should be as a nation we can not prosper until we fail.
Roosevelt left a legacy as America’s hope. In a time of need, when not many people had jobs, he started agencies that allowed people to get jobs to help support their families. He gave people hope during World War II when people need reassurance that everything would be alright. Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the world by proving that people with disabilities can be something great. He is certainly a hero of change because he guided the US through its ordeals that it had during the time Roosevelt was in office.
So today I want to talk with American, especially the young, about the famous and great presidents in America who have the spirit to release and promote American even mankind and buried themselves in the process. My purpose to write the essay is hoping everyone can learn something valuable from the unforgettable presidents and try to follow them.
He has accompanied the old man I have become throughout these years of quest and struggle. And together we walk towards the new millennium, carried by profound fear and extraordinary hope”. Another way his speech delivers this message is by providing us with examples of times when he had hope for the future. He did this multiple times throughout the speech. The best example of this is when he talked about the Americans giving them hope after freeing them from the camps.
“My fellow citizens”, “our journey...” or several references to “American people” now and then are examples of this connection. On the other hand, Obama also addressed the speech to “all the other peoples and governments” who were watching or listening to him, as a friend of all nations. As far as this Inaugural Address is concerned, Barack Obama bears in mind the difficult task he has in front of him, he thanks everybody for the trust given to him and pays respect to the sacrifices made by the men that have gone before