President George Washington What makes a president great? A great President shows what they want for America, and what they want to do to make America better. Everyone wants different presidents and will not agree with other people's beliefs.
John F. Kennedy won the 1960 US presidency election by a small margin as the youngest and the only Roman Catholic president in history. In the peak of the cold war, Kennedy delivered the most influential inaugural address of all time, in which he inspires and unites people listening, watching or reading his speech around the world. I believe Kennedy successfully establishes his legacy of encouraging people to take positive actions for liberty through his inaugural address with the efficient use of ethos, logos and pathos. Kennedy gradually builds his ethos as a strong yet approachable leader in the speech. As the president of US, Kennedy has an automatic ethos.
How we think and feel during a speech is often the result of the words a speaker uses and the tone they take. Clinton’s speech had a very specific goal of showing the audience that he was humble and sorrowful, and garner sympathy and forgiveness so that the president could continue holding his status. Clinton used many techniques and his own charisma and personality to drive the speech to be as influential, and be as memorable, as it is. Its masterful use of language and the careful presentation created a lasting impression that Americans today can reference when discerning what is really being said when a politicians
Even though Ronald Reagan and Mario Cuomo disagreed and contradicted most each others opinions they did agree upon the fact that “America is a shining city on a hill”. Mario Cuomo goes into more depth about this statement in his speech. While both of these men saw that there were things that needed to be fixed within America Ronald Reagan was more
Ethos is when one gives credibility. President Johnson has credibility in his speech when he claims, “Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the congress…” Mr. President also uses ethos when he states “...at the request of your beloved speaker, and the senator from Montana, the majority leader, the Senator from Illinois, the minority leader, Mr. McCulloch, and other members of both parties, I came here tonight…” These are example of ethos by giving credibility to everyone he mentioned. Aside from ethos there is pathos. Pathos is the passion in a speech or writing.
Martin Luther King Jr. uses Ethos in the beginning of his famous, “ I Have a Dream” speech, to attain the audience to feel as they are fighting with many other famous Americans, such as the Founding Fathers and Abe Lincoln. Since, many Americans trust those famous men, they trust Martin Luther King Jr., and they respect him. Also, in the beginning of his speech, the second paragraph. “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.”
For my speaker and speech analysis assignment, I chose JFK’s inaugural address speech. I chose this speech because I think he has an interesting story and with this speech, he inspired a great amount of optimism and patriotism in America. It is often considered one of our country’s most important speeches. In my analysis, I will be focusing on JFKs background, and many aspects of his speech including his delivery, organizational, persuasive and rhetorical techniques.
The President of the United States must be able to convey a very powerful speech to the American people, so they can feel inspired by him and his message. Whether it is the State of the Union address or a speech about a certain bill being passed, the president must excel at being a public speaker and feeling comfortable in front of many people. President Barack Obama is an excellent public speaker because he is very confident when he speaks, and he is very cautious of what he has to say. His speech on the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization al Qaeda, was performed very well because he conveyed the message that his death should result in a safer America for its citizens. President Barack Obama’s speech about the assassination of Osama bin Laden is a very popular speech today.
His speech is similar to the one he gave in 2008 and contains repetition and conveys his political views. We notice how Obama opens his sentence with the same words such as: “We want”, “You’ll hear” and “That’s”. His speech is followed by the ideas about the USA, Americans or what the future holds for them. The first rhetorical device used by Barack Obama in his speech is an Anaphora. He starts his sentences with the same lines.
John F. Kennedy delivers one of the most passionate and cogent speeches ever given in American history on January 20, 1961. With the trepidation of nuclear war and communism, leaving Americans restless, JFK conveys a calming wave as he delivers his Inaugural speech as the 35th president of the US. Although; JFK’s speech was one of the shortest and simple, it manages to win countless hearts of various people around the world due to an exceptional use of rhetorical and persuasive strategies. Using the position of a president, Kennedy reaches his high-strung audience and illustrates that he will ensure the welfare of the nation as an American citizen like themselves. JFK distinctly uses his platform to emphasize that he will not shrink away from his responsibilities, In Fact; he will welcome it.
Have you ever wanted to know about George Washington’s background? He was an outstanding leader and lived a full life. He was president, and a christian, who lived a nice full life. This essay will tell you about his background, politics, and what his religion was. He was elected commander and chief of the Continental Army in May 1775.
In 1817, Madison went back to his Virginia plantation in Montpeiler to be with his wife. While practically being retired, he ws not forgotten by anyone. Everyone respectfully thought of madison as the founding father of the U.S. who shaped our country. He is best remembered for his part in the constitutional convention when he presented his “Virginia Plan.” It showed everyone how brave and confident Madison was, and how much he cared about
Have you ever asked someone, "Who was the best US President? " I encourage you to try it, listen to the responses you get. You might get the responses: Washington, Roosevelt, or Jefferson, some might even say our current president, Obama. As for my personal opinion, I believe that Abramham Lincoln was our nations best President. Lincoln is remembered for his character and leadership, his speeches and letters, and most importantly his impact on the end of slavery here in the United States.
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” He should believe so, as Thomas Jefferson’s actions clearly characterize his individual self, while also inducing the question, Does Thomas Jefferson deserve the honor he possesses, through these eminent actions?