Dwight D Eisenhower Atoms For Peace

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Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his informative speech, “Atoms for Peace” (1953), argues that nuclear weapons aren't just used for destruction. Eisenhower supports his position by using pathos, ethos, oxymorons and loaded language. President Eisenhower's purpose is to inform the public and officials in order to shed light on alternative uses for nuclear weapons. Eisenhower is addressing his fellow world leaders at the assembly and people all around the world listening to his speech.
Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14 1890, in Denison, Texas. His parents were David Eisenhower and Ida Eisenhower. Dwight grew up in Abilene, Kansas and cherished the memories he made here for the rest of his life. He attended Abilene High School where he …show more content…

During this time the cold war was escalating. After World War Two, the United States and the Soviet Union became entangled in a rivalry of who was the greatest superpower in the world. There was a buildup of nuclear weapons, and after what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, these weapons were the most feared thing in the world. Also just before Eisenhower's speech the war between North and South Korea had come to an end. With all of these events going on, when Eisenhower was asked to do a speech in front of the UN he knew exactly what he wanted to talk …show more content…

He uses logos by saying facts. In his speech he gives the exact date of when the United States set off the first atomic explosion. By using logos he is giving his audience direct information on when an important event happened. Eisenhower also uses pathos; pathos is the use of emotion. In the speech the loaded language makes people fear the threat of atomic war. When he talks about the possible destruction an event could bring it makes people use emotion rather than logic. Eisenhower establishes credibility by his position. Not only is he president but he was also a world war two general. He knows first hand that atomic warfare would bring nothing but destruction and death. Also in his speech he uses oxymorons. At this time in history when people talked about atomic things they only thought of warfare. So when he said atoms for peace the two words contradicted each other.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower's speech is one of the most influential in history. This speech started the atoms for peace campaign, which gave a new use for atomic weapons that have been dismantled. The speech is so influential because Eisenhower used multiple rhetorical devices. In the speech there was the use of pathos, ethos, logos and oxymorons. By using these devices he delivers a great speech that he is still known for doing. Atoms for Peace is one of the most well known and well studied speeches in

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