Analysis Of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Speech

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John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is known as one of the best presidents in American history. As every president does, after JFK got elected, he read his Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961. In his speech, Kennedy used many examples of patriotism to gain the support of Americans to fight and serve our country. Kennedy made it clear that it is an honor and an incredibly large responsibility to serve for our country. When Kennedy said, “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.” He was trying to say that us Americans are privileged and lucky to be in this country, and we should be honored to serve for such a great nation. JFK also needs us to be very devoted to fighting for our country. “Year in and year out”, Americans have struggled. Even though it is very challenging, they still realize how important their country is, and the other Americans must do the same. JFK also needs us as Americans to realize that we need bodies to help serve. It is our own responsibility to defend our country. Kennedy said, “In your hands, rests the final success or failure of our course”, meaning that we get to decide our own future by our actions. We must give our time and effort, and think about our country before ourselves.…show more content…
Kennedy wants us to realize that we need to give ourselves to our country. By trying to reach this point he used one of the most famous quotes ever, saying “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” This means that in the past, Americans have been very reliant, but we must work for our earnings. We also must acknowledge other countries as well. “Can we forge against the enemies a grand and global alliance?”, which means if countries ally and unite, we will not have to worry about war and the world will be at
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