Jfk Civil Rights Speech Analysis

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On June 11th of 1963 President John F. Kennedy gave his Civil Rights Address to the citizens of the United States of America. In President Kennedy’s speech, he shows and expresses his thoughts, feelings, and truth with supporting facts regarding his claim to expand equal rights to African Americans. The entire speech is structured in a way that he can really explain how he feels He goes from point to point to express his logic and emotions towards the unfair treatment of African Americans . In Kennedy’s Civil Rights Address, he used multiple examples of inequitable situations regarding people of color expressing how “every man should be treated equally”. Like Martin Luther King Jr, President Kennedy believed that African Americans deserved…show more content…
President Kennedy strongly expressed his feelings towards the unjust situation of the two African Americans that could not enter into a school of their choice because of their color of skin. By reading and analyzing his speech you could read into his emotions from the tone of the text that President Kennedy was very disconsolate with the situation. I believe that Kennedy mentioned the issue on the campus of the University of Alabama not to just support part of the purpose of his speech but to also draw attention to the issue he was beginning to address, which was “all men are created equal”. President Kennedy said in his speech, “I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine the conscience about this and other related incidents.” Kennedy makes a point by basically telling the listening audience to think as if it was them that was in the same predicament as the people of color or to think of how it could be their sons or daughters. This thereby also supports him saying to treat people as you would want to be treated. Within the speech, Kennedy described this nation to be "founded on the principle that all men are created equal;" however, this applied to everyone but African American community. By Kennedy’s orders to send the National Guard he showed his beliefs, feelings, and seriousness of equal opportunity and equal education for blacks to enter any school or to do what any other citizen of America
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