Comparing Martin Luther King Jr. And John F. Kennedy

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History has changed the generation we live in many ways. Many people changed history to be the way it is today. The Civil Rights Movement was a major part of history that changed the lives of many Americans. During the time of the Civil Rights Movement, many different races didn 't receive the same rights as other Americans. Many inequalities were targeted African Americans who faced discrimination. Many people took a stand against these injustices such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy. Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy both made speeches addressing Civil Rights and inspired more people to support their cause. Both Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy used rhetorical strategies to emphasize the main points in their speeches. Martin Luther King Jr used repetition and parallel structure and John F. Kennedy used logos and pathos to highlight the importance of civil rights worldwide. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 ("King Jr., Martin Luther."). His father was Michael King and his mother was Alberta King. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. King grew up during the Great …show more content…

One of his most famous speeches was the “I Have a Dream” speech. This speech was addressed on August 28 1963, at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Many people went to see famous leaders speak out for civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech was the last speech given on that day. In Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, he uses the rhetorical strategies repetition and parallel structure. In the opening lines of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, he states, “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation”. He establishes his purpose to promote equal rights for all citizens, regardless of his/her skin color. In King’s speech. He also

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