Franklin D Roosevelt Ethos Pathos Logos

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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” (Roosevelt 3). On March 4, 1933 on the east side of the White House capitol, Franklin Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States. This address began the 1st of his 4 memorable and effective terms. Roosevelt ran for, and achieved various seats on the political ladder and climbed to the top becoming the president of the United States of America. Through the Great Depression and bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Roosevelt stuck to business and made decisions that shaped today’s beloved United States. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s speech is effective at convincing the audience that he will be a worthy president because of his use of ethos, logos, and pathos.
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President Roosevelt strikes the audience by stating, “more important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and equally great number toil with little return,” (Roosevelt 5). The citizens of the United States go through many trials, anyone can see the very obvious darkness that most of the citizens of America call reality. This is an emotional topic to so many because they are finding out that he cares for them. President Roosevelt wants to help, he wants to fix America’s problems, and is ready to do what it takes to help us reach the best we can be. A declaration by Roosevelt started by him proclaiming, “this Nation to the policy of the good neighbor: the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and because he does so, respects the rights of others,” (Roosevelt 21). The policy of the good neighbor brought America closer because it reminded us about how we are expected to treat others how you would want to be treated. Family is expressed by Roosevelt as we respect each other. Respect brings equality which brings peace in America which is one of his main goals as a new president. In this address, he moves the audience to feel assured by mentioning, “the people of the United States have not failed,” (Roosevelt 31). Roosevelt has faith in himself and us that we will not be defeated, and that we will strive for the greater good of man. He plans on not having America fail while he is president, and plans on building the United States strong enough to not fall. His tone brings urgency in saying, “the emergency at home cannot wait on that accomplishment,” (Roosevelt 19). The emergency is the restoration of balance among the American people, and there is no time to lose. Also, by using the word home, it brings a familiar feeling with it. This feeling comforts the heart and brings everyone on the same level. A home holds a family, and President

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