Comparison Of Freedom Speech And Kennedy's Speech

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Freedom can be defined in many different ways, the dictionary definition, meaning the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint may be how you see freedom. One thing most of the people in the world would agree on is that freedom throughout the world. Both Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech and Kennedy’s inaugural address discuss upholding freedom in the world. However, Roosevelt’s speech talks about supporting war in the efforts to maintain peace, whereas Kennedy’s speech talks about using more peaceful means like negotiating and coming to an agreement. Roosevelt gave his “Four Freedoms” speech in 1941. This was about 2 years after WWII began in Europe, however America is not yet involved in the war. At this time The United States is full of isolationism. Isolationism is the thought that America does not have anything to do with what is going on over in the eastern hemisphere. Roosevelt said that “... the future and safety of our country and of our democracy are overwhelmingly involved in events far beyond our borders” (14). This was his counter to the belief of isolationism and later…show more content…
Kennedy starts off by telling us how the world and freedom is in major danger, being close to a nuclear war, telling us that it has the power to end the human species (3). The next point made is that we should “... never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate” (Kennedy 15). This means that we should negotiate to make a means with that someone not because we have to negotiate to stay safe from that someone. Kennedy then says that the goal would to have the world work together to explore problems, have a common arm control and be equal in weaponry power, and work together to unlock new sciences (16-18). Kennedy believes that talking out issues will protect the freedoms in the
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