While the speech’s respectful eloquence is appropriate for the occasion of an inauguration, its youthful energy and look to the future make it distinctly John F. Kennedy’s. Both John F. Kennedy and his audience knew that he will take them to their future. For instance, the tone he provides throughout his speech, diction, and syntax. In the Beginning, President John F. Kennedy starts off by speaking was out the people that are also in the office with him. He says some objectives he has when he becomes president and his intentions.
The United States was at war with themselves and its people were in a battle between their ears. The citizens of the United States needed inspiration to trudge through the Civil War and ultimately needed to be encouraged to reunite as a whole. Inspiration most often comes from leaders and those who are looked up to- at this time, Abraham Lincoln was the biggest leader in the nation’s eyes. Lincoln, in preparation for his second presidency, delivered an Inaugural Address carrying views along with thoughts expected by none. The citizens of the United States were prepared to hear his views on politics, abolishing slavery and overall states’ rights.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy commonly called simply by his initials “JFK”, delivered the 35th presidential inauguration address on January 20th of 1961. This speech was extremely powerful and comforting that the entire nation turned an ear to hear the words of their new leader. During this time period, America was in the middle of a racial battle within their borders, fighting Communism and the Cold War across the ocean, and overall worried about the chance that another completely devastating war could break out at any time. What Kennedy’s speech did was address these issues and give the citizens of the United States hope for the future. It employed a strong appeal to ethos, pathos, and logos; which is why people continue to talk about it even to
Timed Writing During the price increase of industrial steels in the early 1960’s, president John F Kennedy delivered a very powerful and effective speech to the steel executives. John F Kennedy announced his speech on April 11, 1962 at a news conference during a period of “ economic distress.” He utilizes many different rhetorical strategies to get his point across about how manufacturing steel companies should lower their prices. Throughout his speech, Kennedy develops a very critical and accusatory tone to blame the steel industry executives for this time of despair. Kennedy also uses very powerful diction to convince the steel executives to lower the prices, and to rally up every American during this economic crisis. Throughout Kennedy’s
Delivered on a bitter cold, snow-laden, 1961 January morning, John F Kennedy’s (JFK) inaugural address is considered among one of greatest speeches in U.S. history. In his speech, JFK encompassed the major themes of his campaign and defined his presidency during a time of economic prosperity, emerging social changes, and foreign diplomacy challenges. There are two main messages in his speech: the first to prove that even though he was the youngest and first catholic president, he would be suitable for the job. His second message created a bolder vision for America foreign policy, a vision that raised the stakes of the cold war, and foreshadowed decades of diplomatic, economic, and military action to support and defend freedom around the world.
John F. Kennedy was the youngest president of America, but one of the most approved. At 43 years old, in 1960, during the Cold War as well as the Civil Right’s Movement, Kennedy was elected the leader of the free world. He won against his competitor, Nixon, by only a sparse amount; however, soon after his inauguration speech, with approval ratings at seventy-five percent, the United States’ citizens were convinced they had made the most suitable choice for their country. Aiming to persuade the community to join in his efforts to find tranquility throughout the world, Kennedy’s inauguration speech focused on opponents of the Cold War as well as America’s people. Kennedy uses several rhetorical strategies to get his yearning for a Nation that acts not individually but as a single organism across in his inauguration speech on January 20, 1961.
John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address On Friday, January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as 35th President of the United States. In his Inaugural Address President Kennedy delivered a speech to unite and celebrate the peaceful transition of power that stands to this day as one of the most powerful addresses in modern history. Widely considered a call to action, President Kennedy challenged the American people to move beyond the precincts of the past to make a difference to move the world into an era of peace and prosperity. His promise to the other states on the world stage was no less spectacular when he swore “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship,
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
Compare how the speakers (JFK and Tim Collins) shape their language to create a sense of voice The inaugural speech, presented by John F. Kennedy, and the ‘Eve of battle’ speech, presented by Tim Collins, can both be analysed for the similarities and also differences, comparing how the speakers shape their language specifically to create a sense of voice. The instantly recognisable difference between the two texts is the genre. The speech by John F. Kennedy (JFK) is his inaugural address. This is a speech given during the presidential ceremony which informs the people of his intentions as a leader. The alternative speech, ‘The Eve of battle speech’ is a motivational and informative speech given my Tim Collins to his troops before they invaded Iraq.
Adrian Rodriguez Professor Christopher Staaf HIST 2112-17 3 December 2015 Primary Source Assignment #6 January 1961, Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency is coming to a close as John Kennedy’s era is about to begin. Within the course of a week both these men gave addresses, with Eisenhower giving his farewell address and Kennedy his inaugural address. The overall primary message of John Kennedy’s address and Eisenhower’s address share significant similarities as well as differences. With these addresses going on in the early 1960s both men understood that the Cold War was a national priority for the foreseeable future, and this is evident as they both make indirect references to it and the Soviet Union as a global threat. They also share a concern