On Tuesday, January 20, 1981 the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan was sworn in at a ceremony known as the Inauguration. The tall and proud President Reagan took his oath of office on the West Front terrace of the capital, although it was the first time that it was held at this location, he tells us why in his Address. President Reagan was sworn into office by Chief Justice Warren Burger and then one of the greatest Presidents in the United States stepped up to the microphone to provide one of the most symbolic speeches. President Reagan was formally an actor, broadcaster and the Governor of California, nevertheless these different roles made him into the great man he was and helped him handle the difficulties he
In his speech, President Ronald Reagan appeals to the masses by using a variety of rhetorical devices to invoke an emotional response from the audience. He makes it known that the astronauts were great people. He compliments them and offers his condolences to their families. His speech allows him to make his audience feel distressed for the disaster. The figurative language used helps the audience to envision a picture of the disaster.
Continuing; Reagan conveyed a personal, warm remembrance of the astronauts, conveying what special individuals they were, how they each met their duties with joy and a hunger to explore the universe. Furthermore; he spoke directly to children across the nation who had witnessed the explosion, numerous schools had tuned in for the launch of the Challenger that morning, giving the children special encouragement, reminding them, “expanding mans’ horizons, sometimes involves painful things such as this.” Additionally; he addressed the families of the seven astronauts, assuring them the thoughts of the nation were with them, “We mourn their loss as a nation together.” Composed and self-assured, Reagan used an appropriately somber tone of voice, he appeared sincere and saddened by this tragedy. Certainly not the best, nor most eloquent speech, it delivered a resounding message, at a time the American people needed to hear from their President. ; we are with the families who lost loved one today, and we will continue to be space
Through strong, descriptive words Reagan paints vivid pictures of the wall and motivates the audience to yearn for a united city. For example, by stating “every man is a German separated from his fellow men. Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a scar,” Reagan causes the listeners to view the wall as an unattractive mark upon the earth. Because people desire attractive things and want to remove blemishes, Reagan’s metaphor of the wall as a scar, a blemish on the earth, causes listeners to desire the eradication of the wall. Also, Reagan recalls to the audience a sign he had seen which celebrated the Marshall Plan.
Rhetorical Analysis- Ronald Wilson Reagan In Ronald Reagan’s speech The Time of Our Choosing (aka “The Speech”) in his speech he uses emotional, appeals to the plain folk and shows patriotism. Reagan goes into depth by stating that he is greatly appreciated to speak with america. Also addresses how us as a country need to think about what freedom means. Reagan begins his speech with a situation to US citizens how he was standing there humbled by the task we have giving him of being president, how he is grateful for the trust we have giving him to be president of the united states. Reagan’s speech starts off by talking about how we need to ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.
Even though they both wanted to make America stronger, they both had their own ideas of what to strengthen. Roosevelt’s main goal during the crisis was that he wanted to strengthen the economy. On the other hand, Hoover’s main goal was to strengthen the bond between Americans, hoping that there wouldn’t be greedy men causing stress on poorer
The changing in the tone of his voice helped emphasize words of importance and helped keep the audience interested. I feel that the quality of President Reagan's voice was great because he changed his tone throughout the speech to emphasize topics and words of importance which also helped keep the audience listening. I think that Reagan used very little movement throughout his speech, but his did maintain eye contact and he ensured moving from looking to one side to the other to include the audience. I feel that the movement was appropriate for the speech because the president wanted the speech to inform and the movement helped include the whole audience. References Reagan, R. (1983, March).
When he took office, the United States was facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with high unemployment, high interest rates, and a high inflation rate. President Reagan’s communication to the nation consisted of information that was relevant and meaningful, reflected a vision for the future, and communicated clearly his mission and the culture of his administration. His communication occurred timely and routinely, using a mechanism he was highly experienced and effective with, the public media. President Reagan’s communication followed Baldoni’s (2003) Leadership Communications Model, in that it contained significance, values, cadence, and consistency. Senator Mike Lee (2014) is quoted saying Reagan had, The cadence of confidence.
In 1921, the unemployment rate was 11.7%. In response to this, Coolidge did not blame his predecessor, Woodrow Wilson, for the disaster they inherited. Coolidge simply put the principles he valued into practice and turned the economy around. The country also went through spending reductions. The purpose of reducing the money they spent was to protect the property rights of citizens.
Throughout the Inaugural Address of Ronald Reagan (Rowland 85-88), his piece of rhetoric in the form of speech contained a strong emotional emphasis to gain the trust of the audience and to overcome the economic and governmental issues confronted the United States at that time. Reagan, starts by tapping into the nine different sub-strategies that produces an emotional response within the audience. First, he started by using the strategy of appeals to basic needs where he talked about how the US was confronted by the economic affliction, which led to the longest inflation of the US history “It distorts our economic decision, penalizes thrift, and crushes the struggling young and the fixed-income elderly alike. It threatens to shatter the lives