Lincoln, in preparation for his second presidency, delivered an Inaugural Address carrying views along with thoughts expected by none. The citizens of the United States were prepared to hear his views on politics, abolishing slavery and overall states’ rights. Instead of confirming these predictions, President Lincoln shared his thoughts on the Civil War and how the country would be changed from it while also incorporating his aspirations of unification. Although the citizen’s thoughts were concentrated of war, Lincoln’s powerful words awed the minds of listeners and captured the ears of his people
Delivered on a bitter cold, snow-laden, 1961 January morning, John F Kennedy’s (JFK) inaugural address is considered among one of greatest speeches in U.S. history. In his speech, JFK encompassed the major themes of his campaign and defined his presidency during a time of economic prosperity, emerging social changes, and foreign diplomacy challenges. There are two main messages in his speech: the first to prove that even though he was the youngest and first catholic president, he would be suitable for the job. His second message created a bolder vision for America foreign policy, a vision that raised the stakes of the cold war, and foreshadowed decades of diplomatic, economic, and military action to support and defend freedom around the world.
In the election of 1796, friends John Adams and Thomas Jefferson battle one another for the role of president of the United States. After having a great friendship during the Revolution, the two friends were separated by the presidential race. Adams 's defeated Jefferson in the election. Ellis claimed that Jefferson criticized Adams in order to boost his own political campaign. Jefferson won the office in the next campaign of 1800.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy commonly called simply by his initials “JFK”, delivered the 35th presidential inauguration address on January 20th of 1961. This speech was extremely powerful and comforting that the entire nation turned an ear to hear the words of their new leader. During this time period, America was in the middle of a racial battle within their borders, fighting Communism and the Cold War across the ocean, and overall worried about the chance that another completely devastating war could break out at any time. What Kennedy’s speech did was address these issues and give the citizens of the United States hope for the future. It employed a strong appeal to ethos, pathos, and logos; which is why people continue to talk about it even to
When in times of weakness and confusion, one must find the strength to overcome the challenge of placing their trust in someone, despite their hardships or uncertainty of what is to come. At his inauguration in early 1933, after narrowly beating out Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, stepped into the presidency with America deep into the depression. After seeing what Americans are going through, FDR immediately realized that he must use this speech as not only an introduction to his presidency, but also reassurance to millions of Americans that they can trust him. In order to accomplish this monumental task of universal trust and acceptance from the country as a whole, he not only had to show Americans that he understood what they were going through, but also had to propose his strategy to get America back on
By including such language, the very divided country is unified into one body. This rhetorical strategy also helps the audience to feel as if they know just as much about the future of the country as Lincoln does. As seen in this line, “the progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as
While the speech’s respectful eloquence is appropriate for the occasion of an inauguration, its youthful energy and look to the future make it distinctly John F. Kennedy’s. Both John F. Kennedy and his audience knew that he will take them to their future. For instance, the tone he provides throughout his speech, diction, and syntax. In the Beginning, President John F. Kennedy starts off by speaking was out the people that are also in the office with him.
The spirit of unity of the nation is emphasized in the address and it is also shown in the “We must not be enemies.” (Waugh page 406) “His wife, Mary whom he accompanied to church, observed religion was a kind of poetry in his nature.” (Rawley page 162) Mary Lincoln describes religion as second nature to Abraham Lincoln.
He wants them to realize what is a stake, the United States is a new nation familiar with oppression during the Revolutionary War, resulting in a victory. The Declaration of Independence was then construct with the foundation of what the nation will be built on. The written free will formulated by our founding fathers’ should be honored parallel to the actions of the brave men involved in the Civil War. This is evident as he speaks of the “remaining tasks” which he holds accountable to the American citizen. It is obvious that the intent of the speech is to avert the loss efforts, dreams, and hope for the nation by motivating the people to carry the torch of which the founding fathers’ have lit, promoting the land of the free to light the way as a beacon of hope for all
Compare how the speakers (JFK and Tim Collins) shape their language to create a sense of voice The inaugural speech, presented by John F. Kennedy, and the ‘Eve of battle’ speech, presented by Tim Collins, can both be analysed for the similarities and also differences, comparing how the speakers shape their language specifically to create a sense of voice. The instantly recognisable difference between the two texts is the genre. The speech by John F. Kennedy (JFK) is his inaugural address.
The Second inaugural address delivered March 4, 1865 to put slavery to an end. Abraham Lincoln attempt to reason with the south, but the south desired to go to war with the north. Lincoln use a lot a religious belief to demonstrate how all people are the same. Also, Lincoln uses strong descriptive word such as, “...Every drop of blood drawn with the lash... the judgement of the lord, are true and righteous altogether.”