Intro Growing up, we have all heard the many stories of George Washington. While many recognize him as one of the most important figures in U.S history, others only recognize him by one of his multiple accomplishments; he was the 1st president of the United States. With presidency comes the variety of duties and responsibilities, the main being a president 's inaugural adress. In George Washington 's very 1st inaugural, he uses three rhetorical strategies: personification, amplification, and last but not least, repitition to convey what he truly wants for the States and why a successful Constitution should be in order. Historical Background Before Mr. Washington was even elected into presidency, he was a politician and a soldier.
Andrew Jackson’s road to the presidency was the first of its kind. A new era of election techniques began, with picnics, parades, huge public rallies, mudslinging, and accusations of bigamy and adultery to name a few. With the mass turn out at these functions it seemed the people were engaging in politics. Andrew Jackson did win the 1828 election and became the President of the United States. He was the first president to openly defend the practice of replacing many of the officeholders.
Although he was only trained for small frontier wars with a small number of troops, he had enough courage, determination, and intelligence to defy all odds and defeat Britain. After his great victory, Washington gave up command of the Colonial Army and returned to Mount Vernon with intentions to resume his old life as a farmer. However, in 1787, he was asked to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and help draft the new constitution. He impressed all the delegates with his leadership and wisdom, convincing most of them that he was the most qualified person to become America’s first president. Public opinion was so strong towards Washington that he chose to run for office.
Andrew was an orphan who overcame humble beginnings in the rural areas of the Carolinas only to later become a hard working, self made businessman. Jackson’s military exploits made him very popular and a rising political star. In 1822 the Tennessee Legislature nominated him for the presidency of the United States. To boost his credentials, Jackson ran for and won election to the U.S. Senate the following year Jacksons's two main opponents were John Quincy Adams and William H. Crawford. Both candidates had been looking to become the President since 1816.
In 1984, it was again time to elect a president. Democrat Walter Mondale, former vice president under Jimmy Carter, was running against the current president, Ronald Reagan. Because of their lead in the polls, Reagan and his team decided not to attack Mondale, but to form a campaign based on being able to feel good about America again. Amongst the many commercials Reagan 's team did, "Morning in America" stands out as one of the greatest political ads ever. It created a sense that America was once again strong and Americans could feel secure in the knowledge that they were living in the greatest country in the world.
On May 25, 1787, the delegates chosen to represent their states at the Constitutional Convention would never have imagined the great impact they have held for over the past 200 years. The Framers of the Constitution were visionaries. Most of the contributors of the Constitution were older, wealthy, well-educated business owners with the intent of creating the best nation in the world. These intelligent people sought to find a new functional form of government that would outlast the former one they fled from. Two of the most crucial contributors of the constitution include George Washington and James Madison.
Obama uses imagery to describe certain hardships that the people have faced in the past and recently to draw certain emotions from his audience. Obama says, “Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.” He uses these vivid and lively words such as, “Through blood drawn by lash” to describe all the times that the people have put blood, sweat, and tears into making this place we call America, which is the land of the free. It would not have been possible to live in freedom if the people were living in a land that is “half-slave and half-free.” He tells the story of what the people have been through to accomplish equality using very little words. Using those descriptive words helped paint a picture in the audience’s head and helped them better understand what he is speaking.
John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States over fifty years ago, but this came after he gave one of the greatest speeches of its time on September 26th 1960. The debate between these two men was the first presidential debate to be nationally televised in American History. The content of this debate not only decided who would be elected but it assisted with fostering a new age in which public image and ones exposure in the media became key elements to having a successful campaign for presidency and any other office in the nation. A positive public image, and the newfound exposure to the media became essential if a candidate was elected to be president, Kennedy’s charisma and on-camera personality were keys to
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, written by Doris Kearns Goodwin, is a book describing in detail the early political career of sixteenth United States President Abraham Lincoln, as well as those of his rival candidates for the Presidential Election of 1860. It provides information regarding each individual 's personal views on controversial issues of the nation at that time, and additionally what various credentials each brought to his presidential campaign. (RUNNING AGAINST) popular and experienced opponents Edward Bates, William Henry Seward, and Salmon Chase, Abraham Lincoln had been considered the "underdog" candidate. However, it was Abraham Lincoln who was ultimately chosen to represent the Republican Party as
He said himself that he was disrupting the corruption and getting rid of it. Jackson then hired new people that weren’t trying to go against him. One of which was his friend from New York William L. Marcy. Of course there was the Indian removal the “trail of tears.” This was by far one of the most controversial things that any president has ever done in office. In fact Indian removal was so very important to President Jackson that he had to negotiate in Tennessee.