Kennedy appeal to his audience emotions, “…we are asking Reservist to leave their homes and families…service men to risk their live‒and four week killed in the last two days in Viet Nam‒” (9-13). The fact that four people gave up their lives to protect citizens of America appeal emotional to the audience. The audience emotions allows then to agree with Kennedy that the steel companies should not have change their prices. In addition, Kennedy uses multitude of statistics in his speech. Kennedy mention, “Employment costs per unit of steel output in 1961 were essentially the same as they were in 1958” (60-61).
President John F. Kennedy, in his speech, "John F. Kennedy's Speech Regarding Steel Industries," informs Americans of what is happening within the steel industry. Kennedy's purpose is to criticize the steel industry while informing American citizens about what is happening to them when steel prices are raised. He adopts an infuriated tone in order to communicate the idea of steel industries taking advantage of American citizens' will to sacrifice. John F. Kennedy uses his credentials as President of the United States to advise listeners about what is occurring within the steel industry pertaining to prices. President Kennedy begins his speech by emphasizing how the steel industries affect the lives of American citizens.
The assassination of John F. Kennedy was unjust because he was a transformational leader, who wanted to make the world a better place for everyone; however others may have been scared and threatened of the change he was bringing. JFK’s assassination was unjust because he was a transformational leader. You could say Kennedy’s greatest accomplishments were in the area of foreign affairs. He not only created organizations for peace, but he also presided over and diffused international crises. For instance, he created the Peace Corps in 1961, and “by the end of the century, over 170,000 Peace Corp volunteers would serve in 135 countries.” He also created The Alliance for Progress to have better economic ties with Latin America, hoping to end poverty and the spread of communism in the region (biography.com).
Many people were concerned since Kennedy, the youngest to be elected to office, was succeeding the then oldest U.S. President, Dwight Eisenhower. Therefore, people doubted whether Kennedy would be able to handle the crisis of the Cold War. The Cold War was a period of tension, proxy wars, and rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Kennedy’s presidency was in the midst of this tension, so his speech would have reached an audience beyond the U.S. The United States and the Soviet Union and its allies certainly interpret Kennedy’s speech differently.
One such rhetorical device is consonance. Throught the middle part of Kennedy’s speech he refers to, “tyranny,” “liberty,” and the ever present “friend or foe.” The “friend or foe” reference really comes into play when Kennedy is calling for unity, and global peace. He also alludes to the Monroe Doctrine, which states that the United States will protect all of the Americas from further colonization. He recognizes this as saying the western hemisphere intends to be the, “master of it’s own house.” He also utilizes analogies, where in one part he describes a power-hungry fool riding the back of a tiger. John F. Kennedy also uses metaphors and alliteration to inspire and unite the American citizens.
The quote "...this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers." ties back to "...the instruments of war have outpaced the instruments of peace…", which is used as a conduplicatio and oxymoron. The two quotes tie together because Kennedy mentions that war and controversy far outstrip peace, but he states that peace must not let the war and controversy intimidate it. He extends this idea to the citizens of the United States. He uses metonymy in paragraph 22 to represent the citizens as one.
One thing that he has experience with is foreign affairs. Foreign affairs are when you have an alliance with a foreign country. George Washington had great advice and took time to create this long address to help us and no one took it into consideration and now, unfortunately, he would be disappointed with our country today. One of the pieces of advice in Washington’s Farewell Address had to do with foreign affairs. Washington’s advice was to not get strong alliances with foreign countries.
The Presidency of John F. Kennedy and his role in the Cold War 1961-63 In 1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected as President of the United States of America, this would be short lived due to his assassination in Dallas, Texas in 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. His administration would later be referred to as Camelot by his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Although he is more prominently known for the fact that he was assassinated which is recorded on video for posterity, I find that his role in the Cold War has been greatly overlooked by the general public. This is why I think it is important to look at his role during the Cold War especially due to the recent release of Kennedy’s assassination files, once again filling the media with conspiracies. After the long, hardships of World War Two the Cold War had begun.
So you don’t believe me that money is our American Culture. Let me show you money so everything in our country using evidence from JFK Steel Prices Speech, The Plastic Pink Flamingo, and finally Last child in the Woods. John F. Kennedy uses multiple rhetoric strategies to convince the audience of the White House and the nation to come to his side and to get the stele companies to lower prices back. JFK expresses his disappointment with raising ten steel prices by using words such as “wholly unjustifiable” and irresponsible defiance” to describe the actions of the Steel Companies. By using some of these words this causes the audience to agree with President Kennedy’s claim and to disfavor the steel companies.
America had to intervene so they decided to support the South. They stationed troops in the South and provided them weapons. Neither Johnson nor John F. Kennedy could bring an end to the war, they either did nothing or added onto what was already happening. When Nixon took office he had it set. Nixon was the president to actually have the two come to terms and sign a treaty.