His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.). His speech had ethos, logos, and pathos throughout it, which is why it was a great persuasive message. According to Aristotle’s three speech situations, this speech used
On April 12th 1999, Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, delivered a speech that would change the minds of citizens in America for generations to come. As part of the Millennium Lecture Series, Wiesel discussed his horrific experiences in the concentration camp of Auschwitz and turned them into numerous knowledgeable life lessons. The message of the speech, titled Perils of Indifference, portrays citizens around the world should discourage indifference being tolerated, and it is achieved by creating credibility (ethos in beginning ), by using strict logic and reason (logos used in middle), and by discussing the morality on being indifferent to victims of injustice and cruelty (pathos used in end). In the speech Perils of Indifference, Elie
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.
By using these rhetorical devices, he states key phrases more than once to create an urgency and therefore grab listener’s attention. To present his main points he will put into action during his presidency, Reagan uses logos on several occasions in his speech. Logically structured sentences that show his stance on the old government and a renewed one helps the audience to better understand why he believes what he does. For example, Reagan states, “Those who do work are denied a fair
World War 2 started on 3 September 1939. Although there were many cause for the war, like the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, threat of communism, and appeasement. Hitler and the Nazi party were the main cause, they were linked with all other causes, making them stand out as the ‘main cause’. Everything that had happened after World War 1; the Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression, Communism and Fascism, all helped Hitler gain trust from the Germans, as he said he would ‘make Germany great again’. Starting another world war within 20 years of the ‘war that was meant to end all wars’.
With this tension in mind, Kennedy sought to unite the divided country and reinvigorate patriotism in the new generation of Americans. He accomplished this task through using diction, rhetorical tropes, and modes of persuasion in his inaugural address when he took the office. Despite his young age, Kennedy confidently takes the presidential office by using archaic and abstract diction in his inaugural address. Wanting to assure his country that he is a leader who his country can trust, Kennedy implements words such as “asunder”, “forebears”, and “anew” to set a formal and old-fashioned tone to
Franklin Roosevelt believed the causes of the great depression were domestic and considered problems that needed to be addressed by a national agreement and leadership willing to engage in “bold, persistent experimentation. As a visionary leader, his role would be “to compose the conflicting elements of the various plans, to gather the benefits of the long study, and to coordinate efforts to the end that agreement may be
Speeches in America’s history have been very powerful and moving. The speech given by Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain before the Battle of Gettysburg that changed the minds of 114 mutineers to fight alongside him in this battle. I feel like I could compare Colonel Chamberlain's speech to the wonderful “I Have a Dream Speech” spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both of these amazing and powerful words spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. Colonel Chamberlain’s speech were trying to move these mutineers to fight for his regiment that is below half strength and Dr. King is trying to get rid of racism.
The Act was signed and placed into the law on August 14, 1935 to help the American people, it is one of the truly most important law-based accomplishments in United States history. "This law represents a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means completed” (3). This Act gave unemployment insurance, old-age insurance, and means-tested welfare programs. The Great Depression was clearly a helping force for the Social Security Act of 1935, and some of its legal rules, and food and supplies were meant to offer immediate relief to families. The final New Deal Act that will be discussed is the Agricultural Adjustment Act.
All of Parliament was present at the time of Churchill’s speech. I think the setting made the mood more soft and inspirational because Churchill is just informing and persuading the Parliament about what they should do to make the odds more in their favor. He is not coming to break the peace or sabotage the function of the government. “I now invite the House by a resolution to record its approval of the steps taken and declare its confidence in the new government” (Page 1, Paragraph 5). Churchill is declaring that he has a specific mission to the formation of the the victory against Germany.
He portrayed strong belief in the nation and the people itself and makes the problems known. “Only a foolish optimistic can deny the dark realties of the moment,” Franklin quoted, meaning he was not going to ignore the problems America was facing. He knew that unemployment was spiraling out of control and it was very unfair for the people. He took great leadership and wanted to break the depression of America. In conclusion, The Great Depression had a great affect on every aspect of American living.
During the Great Depression “the currency was becoming more valuable every day, rarer and scarcer” (Shlaes 108). The Great Depression was the reason to change and reform government. Even though Shlaes wrote Roosevelt and his New Deal made the Depression stay longer, but in reality to recover from the Great Depression, Roosevelt New Deal helped economy to get back in track. The New Deal made the government to be more involved in people’s life. New Deal used Government as an agent and started to intervene in the economic institution in order to recover from the failure.
Module 7 Discussion The Great Depression of the 1930’s created the worst economic / financial crisis the country had to face. Up until FDR won the election in 1932 and throughout his presidency, FDR’s primary focus was on handling and responding to the consequences that the depression had caused. He did this by implementing policies, legislation, reform and laws in order to help the American people and restore confidence in the financial markets. For this reason, I believe it is why President Roosevelt did not want any involvement in Upton Sinclair‘s campaign. From what I read in the textbook, additional sources and to my understanding, FDR and Upton Sinclair were both democrats and had different political views / strategies for wanting to help the nation.
Throughout his speech, President Harry S. Truman is able to unify the nation and set the gears of change into motion by intertwining aspects of persuasive writing into his address the to people. His use of collective pronouns and parallel structure allowed him to unify the nation and set them on toward a common goal for the betterment of the country. Furthermore, after his methods of unifying the nation, he used the notions of the past and future, negative and positive organizational structures, and going from generic to specific ideas in order to appeal to the audience’s call to action. Through all of these, President Truman was able to deliver a calculated speech in order to persuade the audience to continue to invest in their country’s political
The biggest accomplishment of this presidency was his program known as The New Deal, which Roosevelt introduced in the first one hundred days of his presidency as an attempt to reform the nation following war, depression, and greed. With the formation of the National Recovery Administration in June of 1933, industrialists were encouraged to establish fair working conditions, set prices, and minimize competition through “codes” which would ensure fair treatment of workers and promote the economy in general. The New Deal also sought to promote organization of labor through the Committee of Industrial Organization (CIO), which aimed to unionize major industries, even steel and automobiles (which had been extremely anti-union in the past). This is the most drastic shift that can be seen in the relationship between government and labor in the United States, and it is clearly in favor of the labor workers. This demonstrates that in the reform which seemed to end this period of unrest, the government finally began to consistently side with labor