Pearl Harbor, Day Of Infamy Speech Analysis

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President Abraham Lincoln, “The Gettysburg Address” (November 19, 1863), President Franklin Roosevelt's “Pearl Harbor, Day of Infamy” Speech, December 8, 1941, and President George W. Bush, “Address to the American People,” September 11, 2011 have several things in common. On the other hand, they obtain contrasting objectives such as facts, purpose, delivery, style, and tone. Each speech has considerable facts. Lincoln’s speech obtains several facts such as it was given after the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, it is the most famous speech from history, and Fifty thousand people died. The “Pearl Harbor, Day of Infamy” speech was given in 1941 in Hawaii, after a surprise attack from the Japanese, and twenty six thousand casilites. The “Address to the American People” also had facts such as it was given in 2001 in New York City, New York, it was a terrorist attack, and there were two thousand and nine hundred deaths. A couple things that they all have in common were they were delivered by presidents and was given after the tragedy. There are also diverse purposes. Each speech had a different purposes. The purpose of President Lincoln’s speech was to “dedicate” the Cemetery to the fallen…show more content…
“The Gettysburg Address” was wrote with long, elaborate sentences such as “It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.” Roosevelt used short, simple, and direct sentences to declare war. He wanted to make sure that everyone could understand him. In the speech that was given on September 9, 2001 had short sentences almost like a conversation. All the Presidents portrays various tones. President Lincoln’s tone was calm because he was calling for unity between the North and South. For example He never mentioned the word enemy. In the “Pearl Harbor, Day of Infamy” speech, President Roosevelt was angry and upset, and he wanted revenge on the Japanese. President Bush was sad, but he was also determined to keep America from
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