During Abraham Lincoln’s presidency at the start of the 1860, an issue that had divided the nation was slavery. Lincoln’s election to presidency as a republic was not received well by the Southern slave states, as they thought that as a republican he was out to abolish slavery. In an effort to calm southern states and keep them from seceding from the United States, he attempts to ease them with his First Inaugural Address. In his First Inaugural Address his key points are to clam southern leaders of slave states, keep the states from seceding, and make them at ease as he enters presidency.
Mark Twain: You decided to take support in the Panamanian’s rebellion against the Columbians by dispatching our United States Navy warships to the waters off of the land of Panama.
When in times of weakness and confusion, one must find the strength to overcome the challenge of placing their trust in someone, despite their hardships or uncertainty of what is to come. At his inauguration in early 1933, after narrowly beating out Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, stepped into the presidency with America deep into the depression. After seeing what Americans are going through, FDR immediately realized that he must use this speech as not only an introduction to his presidency, but also reassurance to millions of Americans that they can trust him. In order to accomplish this monumental task of universal trust and acceptance from the country as a whole, he not only had to show Americans that he understood what they were going through, but also had to propose his strategy to get America back on
President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his speech, Pearl Harbor Speech, Interprets the actions of Japan toward the United States on December 8, 1941. Roosevelt's purpose is to convince Congress to formally declare war on Japan. He adopts a compelling tone in order to persuade war in his Congress members.
On March 4, 1841, President William Henry Harrison gave the longest inaugural speech in American history. In summary, President Harrison’s speech mainly discussed how the people of the United States has the rights to individual liberties and how it is the duty of the president to protect those liberties through the Constitution. Specifically, the speech went into great detail about how the president should consult with everyone, like the Senate and House of Representatives, before making a huge executive decision. In general, Harrison's goal was to bring the country together through the use of the Constitution and individual rights.
In JFK’s Inaugural Speech he uses syntax to boost his credibility to the people and prove to them that they made the right choice in electing him. In the beginning of his speech, JFK says “This much we pledge--and more” (6). The sentence is short and memorable. He uses it so the audience will remember that he promises to help the United States and other countries around the world. It also strengthens his credibility by using affirming words like “promise” and “More” to persuade the people they have made the right choice in making him president. Later on in his speech, JFK says “To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge--to convert our good words into good deeds--in a new alliance for progress--to assist
As a conclusion, both Roosevelt and Kennedy’s speech have impressive ideas of the meaning of the word “freedom”. They both present their main concerns, what they want to accomplish, and how the people and the country is going to help. Roosevelt’s speech gives basic human rights that he believes every person should be entitled to, whereas Kennedy’s speech he talks more to other nations and about what he pledges to them. As said in the above paragraphs the historical context, and the purpose also helped with the structure of the their speeches.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his “First Inaugural Address” on March 4, 1933 after he had been elected into office. Because he became president during the Great Depression, the speech focused on his plans to improve the state of America and claimed that the country could escape its economic crisis. Eight years later, on December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States’ military base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The following day, Roosevelt delivered his famous “Day of Infamy” speech, which claimed that America needed to declare war on Japan. By using ethos, parallelism, and logos, Roosevelt does a more effective job of supporting his claim in “Day of Infamy” than in his “First Inaugural Address”.
During the history of the United States there have been very respectable speakers Martin Luther King Jr. John F. Kennedy but perhaps no greater leader in American history came to addressing the country like Abraham Lincoln. In his Second Inaugural Address, Lincoln gave a short speech concerning the effect of the Civil War and his own personal vision for the future of the nation. In this speech Lincoln uses many different rhetorical strategies to convey his views of the Civil War to his audience.
John F. Kennedy uses literary devices to capture the attention of the audience, sets himself equal to his audience getting their attention and support, and uses the christian religion to strike the emotions and gain the support of his audience.
“December 7th 1941- A date that will live in infamy”. This sentence is forever engrained in the minds of the youth for its significant impact in American History. Roosevelt’s response to the horrific betrayal of the Japanese Empire by bombing Pearl Harbor is tremendous significant. Roosevelt’s timing as he met with the Congress during their joint session and urges the congress to declare war on Japan, it brought America into World War II since most of the world was already at war. In addition, it solidifies America’s status as a superpower for more than half a century. Most of the nation was still in shock from the betrayal of Japan and the “ severe damage to American naval and military forces”. Roosevelt’s use of pathos and logos was beautifully
Compare how the speakers (JFK and Tim Collins) shape their language to create a sense of voice
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address in the year 1942 opened with a powerful start. He remained good in posture, strong verbal skills, gestures and strong eye contact with his audience which goes to show confidence and being in control of your speech (Stephen D. Boyd, 2017). He addressed the Americans, the citizens of the United States before he mentioned anything. He went to show that the President, himself found faith in their spirits and how he was merely proud of his citizens. He presented a powerful statement to his audience by acknowledging them and according to Matt Eventoff, “a statement or phrase can catch the audience’s attention by keeping them guessing as to what you’re about to say next. Implementing the silence technique
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential term and his first inaugural address took place during the great depression. The same time of his first inaugural address the country was going through a depression and America’s economy was terrible. Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced ways and means to fix the nation from the aftermath of the great depression in his speech. Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation’s problems such as the amount of people who are unemployed, cannot pay the high taxes, and families that do not have savings. The purpose of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inaugural address is to fix the problems that were created by the great depression and to give the public some hope that his solutions can help America. The inaugural address
In his inaugural speech given on January 20, 2001, George W. Bush address the country for the first time after being sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States. Millions of people from around the world tuned in to watch the president give his address. The people who voted for and against him are both wanting to hear what the president has to say. George W. Bush gives an effective inaugural address by using biblical allusions, collaborative language, and an anaphora in order to unite the country after a contentious election.