Jfk Leadership Style Analysis

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Leadership: As much a Virtue, as it is a Technique Rising up as world-renowned leaders during times of crisis, both Kennedy and King are the epitome of a great leader. Their efforts to unite the people have painted them as noble leaders remembered throughout the world. Kennedy delivered his Inaugural Address in the frigid Washington D.C. air, in early 1961. King would follow two short years later with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in August of 1963. Passion in speaking, coupled with their charismatic personalities, drew in large support crowds. Both leaders used similar pathos appeals to generate support, however, differences are found in their levels of emotion while speaking, and the audiences/minorities they addressed. “I am happy to join with you…[in] the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” (King 370). A powerful and immediate hook so delectable, not even the most experienced fish or human alike could turn down that opportunity. This bold statement immediately turned every ear and eye to King. Every member of the human race was now allowed to feel included and equally as empowered to change the history of the nation. Not to be out-done, Kennedy makes the chilling declaration, “In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course” (Kennedy 512). Such weight of…show more content…
Although they answered a different call, both Kennedy and King displayed similar characteristics of leadership that are necessary for success. Their use of pathos and emotion created needed support for their cause. Though they addressed far different minorities, both men carried the virtue of leadership, and perfected their technique of being a leader. Using their talents in speaking they delivered two of the greatest literary works in the history of the United States. They will forever be remembered and revered for their words that changed the
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