Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “National Duties” calls for nationalism and unity, as it says that each individual must work hard and that individuals must work together. Furthermore, it works to motivate our nation by using two ideas – what a nation may leave behind and how a nation should conduct itself. The speech itself, although given while he was Vice President, accurately describes what his actions as president were, whether it be regarding nationalism, personal matters, or foreign diplomacy. His ideology of how a nation should act, seen in the phrase “speaking softly and carrying a big stick” works to motivate many, including our current military, because it focuses on civility backed with power. This idea of leadership style, combined with looking at what Theodore Roosevelt did during his presidency, is very similar to Trump’s way of leading our nation, although they came into office with different political experience.
Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry were two important people in American History who made a difference. Franklin’s “Speech in the Convention and Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention” helped guide our nation to independence and democracy. Both speeches have good examples of rhetorical devices, but I think Patrick Henry speech ‘Speech in the Virginia Convention” has better rhetorical devices. Some examples are rhetorical question, logos, diction, and imagery. Patrick Henry style and content is more effective then Benjamin Franklin because Patrick uses a plethora of things such as imagery, “There is no retreat but in submission and slavery!
Our President is a Plutocrat”, by Ryan Cooper, Trumps is considered to be a terrible person, and he does not to deserve to be president. Although both articles have valid views, Cooper’s article was more logical and realistic. At the beginning of Poulos’s article, he reveals that Trump uses quotes from Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt,
To give the period after the War of 1812 the name of “Era of Good Feelings” would be somewhat-inaccurate. America’s victory in the war surely did unite the states and brought upon some “good feelings” such as unity and growth as a thriving nation, but these good feelings were not all that came out of the war. The states were heavily separated even after the war with conflicts amongst each other and within themselves. Examples of America’s sectionalism come from their social, political, and economic differences, all in which pertain to distrust between the northern and southern parts of the country. Despite all of this, however, there is no denying that there was a sense of pride and togetherness during this time period.
Words can often influence more of a president's legacy. One of the most influential speakers to take executive office was president Barack Obama. In his inaugural speech in 2009; President Obama referenced God having a plan for the United States by saying, "The knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny"6. He continues to feed the beast by saying, "We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense." This speech has many similarities to President Polk's.
Also, Davis “trusted his own abilities far beyond those of others, and he found it difficult to admit that he was wrong” (Hillstrom and Collier 100). Another major issue Lincoln faced was “a deep-seated racial prejudice in the North” (Tindall and Shi 510). It took Lincoln a log time and a bloody war to finally decide to deal the real issue in the North—people did not want blacks in the United States. He finally resolved this issue with the Emancipation Proclamation. All in all, I believe that Jefferson Davis was a better leader than Abraham Lincoln, because of how they faced challenges.
Considering the state that the country was in after the attacks, the presentation of this speech may have seemed an almost necessary thing to do for the president. However, the use of rhetoric goes above and beyond the basic presidential speech, it enables a connection with the American people on a personal level. Overall, we will never forget the events of that day, but we will especially remember how we pulled together as a nation, and how President Bush’s speech aided that feeling of
And because of it, they got trapped in the harsh winter. In conclusion, many will still argue that Andrew Jackson is guilty and was a bad president for his wrong doings. But I have come to the conclusion that Andrew Jackson is not guilty for corrupting the office of the presidency, and was a good president in American
In Donald Trump’s political campaign he represents Sapir-Whorf hypothesis by the language he uses. Trump believes that if he uses his own language he will be able to gather a majority of votes, for example, by repeating the phrase “Make America Great Again” it will get the audience to think. In the article by Christopher M. Livaccari says that everyone should choose words carefully because “Words in different languages cover different ranges of meaning…” which refers to how people have different connotative meaning to one word. Trump also mentions negative words that make an impact on his presidency but if “Sapir-Whorf hypothesis teaches anything, it 's that words have the power to shape reality”. He also spreads his hypothesis through media
Confederate president Jefferson Davis’s previous career as secretary of war qualified him for running the Confederacy, but some of his characteristics hindered his leadership ability. He was extremely smart but interacted awkwardly with people. He often associated compromise with weakness and differing opinions as personal attacks. In contrast to Davis, Abraham Lincoln won the support of his people by “persevering the importance of the Union”. He also created support in his speeches where he used pathos to create an emotional connection to his people by referring to “the family man”.
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” He should believe so, as Thomas Jefferson’s actions clearly characterize his individual self, while also inducing the question, Does Thomas Jefferson deserve the honor he possesses, through these eminent actions? Many people believe that Thomas Jefferson is a powerful individual who helped form our country, and was a great leader through his presidential career.
Amekeco Brooks Jr. The 2016 election was driven by the fear, nostalgia, and bias of the American people, but was it rigged? The President-elect, Donald Trump, felt the election was rigged against him. That idea is nothing more than a baseless theory of Mr. Trump. To rig an election would be no easy task and mistakes are rarely made.
“He was awarded the Bronze Star in 2014 for meritorious service for his role as a senior legal adviser to the Air Force during combat operations in Afghanistan.” He has been in politics for many years and this enables him to make great political decisions. He will make great choices when it comes to the United States safety. Graham might have aspects that will make him a good president but Huckabee has the experience of leading a state to success. Huckabee for
Despite his abilities to keep America sane and together, some of his most controversial decisions might actually be considered now to be abuses of the Presidential power. During his terms as president, he suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus, and upheld the Declaration of Independence above the Constitution. The writ of Habeas Corpus protects Americans from being unjustly imprisoned. Without it, law is a sham. The writ creates the gap between freedom and despotism.
Between the era of Mahan Beveridge, Schurz, and Bryan, there have been many outlooks and opinions about whether or not imperialism is good or bad; some similar, some different. One is the speech by Obama being similar to Bryan’s opinions in relations to them both believing that imperialism is pointless, and overall not a good decision since there can be other ways to solve the problems they may have for imperializing in the first place. They both saw the same effects that can come out of imperializing; the consequence being an unnecessary war that can be avoided in the first place. Webb’s is also similar to both Bryan and Obama’s opinion because he also believes that it is an unnecessary thing to do in order for us to get what we want. They