Four Freedoms Speech Analysis

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As said by Christopher Bond, “Remember, we all know the end of the story of World War II and the Cold War. But day by day, living in fear of the Nazis and then in fear of the Soviets, the outcome was by no means certain.” Today everyone knows that the Nazis were defeated in 1945 and the Iron Curtain, along with the Soviets, eventually fell around 1991. But in 1939 after Germany invaded Poland, or when the alliance between the Soviet Union and the United States was beginning to fall apart the peace and safety of the United States was not always guaranteed. Both Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms’ speech and Kennedy’s inaugural address talk about how the peace and freedom of the United States is being threatened. However in Roosevelt’s speech he wanted the people to agree to end the policy of neutrality and help our allies. Whereas in Kennedy’s speech he wanted both the people of the United States and our foreign allies to focus on what connects us instead of what separates us. On January 6, 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his Four Freedoms speech as a state of the union address. At this point in time the world, specifically Eurasia, was in complete chaos. Hitler and the Nazis had already taken over Norway, Poland and Belgium. Their next step was taking over France and Great Britain. Although the German Invasions were overseas and hadn’t come to north or south America yet, it still put democracy throughout the world in danger. Many believed that the United States needed to
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