He uses a strong choice of diction and syntaxes to appeal to the emotions of his audience. Pieces of his speech such as, “...testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. can long endure,” and, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here,” show his overwhelming feeling towards what he is speaking about. The civil war left a deep impression on Lincoln and he let that shine through as he gave the Gettysburg Address. Using the ethos style in his speaking let the audience know that he was going through as rough of a time as they were during and after this hard time in American
He wants them to realize what is a stake, the United States is a new nation familiar with oppression during the Revolutionary War, resulting in a victory. The Declaration of Independence was then construct with the foundation of what the nation will be built on. The written free will formulated by our founding fathers’ should be honored parallel to the actions of the brave men involved in the Civil War. This is evident as he speaks of the “remaining tasks” which he holds accountable to the American citizen. It is obvious that the intent of the speech is to avert the loss efforts, dreams, and hope for the nation by motivating the people to carry the torch of which the founding fathers’ have lit, promoting the land of the free to light the way as a beacon of hope for all
John Fitzgerald Kennedy commonly called simply by his initials “JFK”, delivered the 35th presidential inauguration address on January 20th of 1961. This speech was extremely powerful and comforting that the entire nation turned an ear to hear the words of their new leader. During this time period, America was in the middle of a racial battle within their borders, fighting Communism and the Cold War across the ocean, and overall worried about the chance that another completely devastating war could break out at any time. What Kennedy’s speech did was address these issues and give the citizens of the United States hope for the future. It employed a strong appeal to ethos, pathos, and logos; which is why people continue to talk about it even to
When in times of weakness and confusion, one must find the strength to overcome the challenge of placing their trust in someone, despite their hardships or uncertainty of what is to come. At his inauguration in early 1933, after narrowly beating out Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, stepped into the presidency with America deep into the depression. After seeing what Americans are going through, FDR immediately realized that he must use this speech as not only an introduction to his presidency, but also reassurance to millions of Americans that they can trust him. In order to accomplish this monumental task of universal trust and acceptance from the country as a whole, he not only had to show Americans that he understood what they were going through, but also had to propose his strategy to get America back on
In order to prevent Nazi Germany and its allies from conquering the world, Winston Churchill strongly argues that United states should summon military forces with those of Britain. Churchill makes an effective argument by using sentimental terms to first get empathy or the support from the Americans, and then to highlight the significance of the issue. Furthermore, with the simultaneous use of logical reasoning, the author even more strengthens his argument. The writer starts his argument by first mentioning the American mind of the current war, which he illustrates as ‘the lights are going out’, with the use of emotional words such as ‘uncensored’, ‘avail’ and earnestness’. For example, by stating that he ‘avails’ himself with ‘relief, Churchill sets a tone of a person who needs help; thus, indirectly persuades the audience for support or empathy.
United States president, George Bush, in his nation-wide speech, “9/11 Address”, establishes himself as an American citizen as well. Which encounters to make his speech powerful in many of the people’s eyes. As president, Bush is influencing Americans and terrorist by letting them know with warning and threat they will regret what they have done. Bush’s speech makes the audience feel rapport with the citizens as the following was quoted, “..we stand together to win the war against terrorism..”, “I ask for prayers for all who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered.” While observing Bush’s speech he sees himself as one of the own citizens and not as the superior president. Bush is efficiently damaged and affected in the same circumstances.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Pearl Harbor Speech", associates with the horrific attack put on the United States during early December. In the course of his verbal communication he oozes with hope, desire, and motivation to help the American people restore their aspiration that they will overcome this infamy
The United States was at war with themselves and its people were in a battle between their ears. The citizens of the United States needed inspiration to trudge through the Civil War and ultimately needed to be encouraged to reunite as a whole. Inspiration most often comes from leaders and those who are looked up to- at this time, Abraham Lincoln was the biggest leader in the nation’s eyes. Lincoln, in preparation for his second presidency, delivered an Inaugural Address carrying views along with thoughts expected by none. The citizens of the United States were prepared to hear his views on politics, abolishing slavery and overall states’ rights.
As a result of his perspective, Long realized that the New Deal needed to change the structure of the United States to avoid another economic collapse, yet may have held extremist beliefs regarding what should be done. Additionally, the economic changes enacted in the New Deal are evident in Charles Coughlin’s speech to the American public. In his 1936 radio address, Coughlin claims, “Never again will the chains of economic poverty bite.” (Doc F) Coughlin delivered this speech in mid-June of 1936, approximately
In times of distress for the nation, the president acts as the voice of the people. Electing a president can embody hope for the American public. For example, Roosevelt embodied the hope of the nation during the Great Depression. Roosevelt considered himself responsible for lifting the psychology of despair during the economic crisis (Leff 353). During his presidency, he created variety of programs that responded to the needs and demands of the people.
President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in his process analysis speech, The Inaugural Address of January 20 2016, suggests multiple changes that the American people can make; in efforts to change their country for the best. He supports his ideas by touching on past American accomplishments; like the liberation of the British control when he states “ranks of the free, we pledge our word,” then by striving to unify the nation by condemning the common enemy known as the communists, and finally by constituting the high standards that Americans must yearn to encompass by declaring “the same standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you.” Kennedy’s purpose is to analyze the past of the American people in efforts to promote change in order to
Agnew used this metaphor to emphasize how the government (particularly in the Kennedy and Johnson administration) has adopted new unnecessary programs of liberalism. Many of these programs included civil rights bills, housing and urban development, immigration acts, and medicare/Medicaid (Lecture Notes). Agnew stressed that it was time to stop imposing the immature actions of the society; by using these simple-minded actions, it is implying that society can solve real issues by using mediocre tactics. Agnew called those who are destroying their liberties “snobs for most of them disdain to mingle with the masses who work for a living. They mock the common man’s pride in his work, his family, and his country…(S&L 80).” The destruction of the values are unhealthy for society because they are destroying the liberty of the country.
He delivered his speeches fearlessly with new ideas, hope and vision. His speeches were more about changing of old ideas and to adapting to a modern social way of life. He convinced that racial barriers are an outdated form of system. His successful election campaign proves the American people wanted change. In the book “At This Defining Moment” by Eden Logan, she says, “Americans of all races were drawn to Obama by the sense of redemption that he seemed to offer, and by the desire to feel good about the United States again.” In addition, his recent immigration reform without approval of the congress can be considered as cultural rebellion or transgression for a given generation.
President Obama in his first inaugural address in 2009 calls for a “new era of responsibility.” In his speech president reminds Americans about their heritage and describes challenges that the United States as a country is facing and will face in the following years. He calls for a unity and support in the fight for a world peace and “recreation of America.” President Obama starts his inaugural address with a claim that America is “in the midst of crisis.” He distinguishes few challenges that the country is facing: economic crisis, war, health care, education and environment. After naming the fields of crisis Obama confirms that those challenges are real but he promises that they will be met. Obama during entire speech addresses nation’s
Uniting Americans under one common set of values would strengthen the country and allow for the United States to become the new land of freedom and equality that had been envisioned. Another man famous for questioning what the new ‘America’ was to be was Daniel Shays. In 1787 he, among four other men, speak out against what they saw as the threat of imminent tyranny to Hampshire declaring “… the people of the county of Hampshire immediately assemble in arms, to support and maintain, not only the rights and liberties of the people...” . Still, even with the push for an American nationalism by Federalists, the states saw the federal government as a means for tyranny and complete control over the states. Having just recently fought for their independence from a different tyrannical power, the strong sense of pride for their countrymen and state prompted each state to look inwards for government rather than to a higher power.