Over 100 million people in the world do not have the same basic freedoms that every American has, and over 4 billion people face harsh religious freedoms not allowing them to believe in what they want. During times of conflict in the world the United States and its presidents work to keep the freedoms that we as Americans have. Both Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech and Kennedy’s inaugural address describe how they want to preserve freedom in our country and the world. However, Roosevelt’s speech talks about aiding other countries to protect freedom and liberty, whereas Kennedy’s speech talks more about protecting our own country 's freedom and how to do it, through negotiation. During the time of Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech the world …show more content…
Roosevelt states, “...the tempo of modern warfare could bring into our very midst the physical attack which we must eventually expect if the dictator nations win this war” (15). Roosevelt says this in the way he did because at this point in time he didn’t want to physical fight but he knows if the country needs to we will. Roosevelt knows that wars do not solve the problem which is why he simply wanted to aid countries and not physically fight with them, causing the loss of many lives. Roosevelt had four basic freedoms that he wanted to be conserved and saved. Roosevelt believes that freedom is being able to express yourself in the ways you believe and what you believe in. Roosevelt wanted people to be able to worship whatever or whoever they want, along with being able to express how they feel in their own ways and without getting in trouble for doing so. Lastly, Roosevelt wanted citizens to be able to do want they want as long as it doesn’t break any of their country 's laws. Roosevelt’s ideas about freedom and maintaining freedom were good for the time period while he was president. However, president John F. Kennedy had some of his own ideas about to conserve freedom of
Being the highest authority in the nation came with responsibilities for the safety of citizens and the invincibility of America. There is a saying in Asia: "I'd rather kill the wrong person than allowing the culprit to escape." While an opposite opinion was widely acceptable and appreciated in the American tradition, President Roosevelt took his responsibilities to achieve what he and the governors believed to be justified and morally. Rather than having nervousness about threats that may never come, Roosevelt took one step ahead and guaranteed that America gained control of the war. His decision ensured the protection and safety for his citizens, in other words, his dependents.
He had a good tactic for the people during this hard time. Theodore Roosevelt was a people man like his family, Franklin Roosevelt, who gave the four freedoms speech to the people, telling what was going on in the world. Franklin Roosevelt gave the Four Freedoms, talking about the nation’s policy. The second policy “ By this support, we express our determination that the democratic cause shall prevail; and strengthen the defense and the security” (FDR 232). Franklin was a great speaker for the people which allowed people to listen to his words, just like another well-spoken
Franklin D. Roosevelt, a champion in his own ways, was a great person who shaped America throughout the depression into what we now call home. Roosevelt changed America by declaring war on the depression because of the following:he is offering more jobs to the people who have none, he wants to help America, and he let them know that happiness doesn't lie in the possession of money. Roosevelt was a leader America had needed at the time and for years to come, but he couldn’t fix it all by himself; he needed the help of America’s homeowners and wealth distributors just as much as he needed the haggler’s. Roosevelt noted the job decrease in america and led a campaign to fix it.
Roosevelt felt it was the government's responsibility to take care of American citizens. During a speech in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 1937 Roosevelt was talking about some of the struggles Americans were facing. He talked about people being ill-nourished, ill-clad and ill-housed. He talked about children who should be at school, but instead had to work. He also talked about men and women laboring for long hours in factories for inadequate pay.
Liberty is held in the high esteem by nearly all Americans; the innate sense of freedom is simply human nature to yearn and fight for. As exemplified in both John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address and Learned Hand's "I am an American Day Address," the ambiguity of liberty allows for various interpretations, but tends to focus on a few main points. Both men agree that liberty cannot be guaranteed by the state government or the courts, and that fighting is necessary to ensure freedom for all. Kennedy's inaugural speech not only reinforces Hand's stance on the spirit of liberty, but further develops and supports
Although president Roosevelt used repetition in his words to capture his audience, he also used empathy for his people. He had the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. For example, Roosevelt said, "No person should try, or be allowed, to get rich out of this program"(13). This resonated with many people. He knew that the richer were getting richer and the poor were getting poor.
On January 6th, 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his eighth State of the Union address to Congress, known as the speech of the “Four Freedoms.” The purpose of this speech was to persuade Americans to shift their attention from the Axis threat to the British and allied troops in desperate need of support. During the time of this address, America was in a great state of isolationism. The majority of Americans sought to disassociate themselves from any foreign ties, including wars. “Policies to curb immigration quotas and increase tariffs on imported goods were implemented, and a series of Neutrality Acts passed in the 1930’s limited American arms and munitions assistance abroad” (“The Four Freedoms”1).
Roosevelt took his power to control the way of life of the Americans. So, many concerned Americans discern these actions as a problem to their right to be free. In fact, the New Deal actions were affecting and taking the American freedom. Roosevelt practiced his power to manipulate the economy and to command people, assimilating himself as the highest authority. Therefore, people started to see Roosevelt’s campaign as the communist party, by trying to control the system.
What makes a great leader? Two great leaders from this century were Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. despite their difference in gender and race and and not having political experiences. Martin Luther King Jr. was an “African-American, Baptist minister, who was born on January 15, 1968” (Contemporary). He led the civil rights movement. Eleanor Roosevelt, who was “born on October 11, 1884”, was an influential a First Lady (First Lady Biography).
He wanted them to stand up for their country, to be involved in politics, and to want to go the extra mile just to help others and the country as a whole. As I read this speech, there were five main points that stood out. They, along with the rest of the speech, explained what Roosevelt thought the ideal American citizen should look like. First, he starts his speech off by saying that no one can be a good citizen unless they are a good father and husband at home, treat other men and women with respect, are faithful to their friends and fearless in situations where they might be needed to help, and genuinely have a good heart, mind, and body. He states, “ In a free republic the ideal citizen must be one willing and able to take arms for the defense of the flag, exactly as the ideal citizen must be the father of many healthy children” (McKay).
Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “National Duties” calls for nationalism and unity, as it says that each individual must work hard and that individuals must work together. Furthermore, it works to motivate our nation by using two ideas – what a nation may leave behind and how a nation should conduct itself. The speech itself, although given while he was Vice President, accurately describes what his actions as president were, whether it be regarding nationalism, personal matters, or foreign diplomacy. His ideology of how a nation should act, seen in the phrase “speaking softly and carrying a big stick” works to motivate many, including our current military, because it focuses on civility backed with power. This idea of leadership style, combined with looking at what Theodore Roosevelt did during his presidency, is very similar to Trump’s way of leading our nation, although they came into office with different political experience.
He believes that only the strenuous life can play great role in the prosperity and welfare of the individuals and nation as well. Practically, Roosevelt was an ardent supporter of imperialism and wanted America to play integral role in world affairs and politics. This speech also depicts his policy of interventionism and imperialism. Roosevelt defends American imperialism by taking America’s national interests into consideration. However, his imperialist approach in foreign policies raises many questions for the audience sitting outside the borders of America.
Sacrifice: destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else. America was once a great nation because of the incredible sacrifices that were made. America is, still, a great nation, but is lacking the sacrifices that were made years ago. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for example, went to jail to gain freedom for his people. His powerful words in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” moved his followers to take charge and earn their freedom.
With the constant threat of nuclear war overshadowing everyday life, the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 not only divided Germany, but manifested as a physical division between “the free world” and “the Communist world”, as termed by President John F. Kennedy. Two years later, he delivered his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Through heavy emotional appeal and an encouraging tone, Kennedy not only offers American solidarity to West Berlin, but instills confidence in the crusade for democracy across the globe. Speaking to an audience of Germans, the American president’s first priority is building sympathy with his foreign audience. This is best seen through his diction as he begins by directly addressing