Rhetorical Analysis Of Atoms For Peace

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Atoms for Peace” is a speech delivered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on December 8, 1945. Eisenhower created the speech from the fear of the rapid development of nuclear weapons after World War II and his fear that it was leading the world to destruction. His goal of the speech was to influence the American people to accept steps towards arms control because he felt it was essential that they were told the true magnitude of the destructive power that had been developed in nuclear weapons. In his speech, “Atoms for Peace” Eisenhower combined warning with a hopeful plan for turning atomic energy into a benefit to mankind. During this speech, he makes clear use of ethos, pathos, and…show more content…
Eisenhower used these precise words to let his audience know that the United States was not the only country who had knowledge of deadly atomic weapons. Not only our allies, but also our enemies, knew of the power of atomic weaponry. The use of promise of gain, Eisenhower is very adamant in his speech, about the great power that could be achieved by atomic energy and what great benefit it would be not only in America but the world. Eisenhower said in his speech “The more important responsibility of this atomic energy agency would be to devise methods whereby this fissionable material would be allocated to serve the peaceful pursuits of mankind. Experts would be mobilized to apply atomic energy to the needs of agriculture, medicine, and other peaceful activities. A special purpose would be to provide abundant electrical energy in the power-starved areas of the world.” According to presidency.ucsb.edu a Statement by Eisenhower Upon Signing the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was “The new Act permits us, under proper security safeguards, to give our allies certain information that they must have for an effective defense against aggression. This information includes data needed for training in the use of and defense against atomic weapons and for evaluating the atomic capabilities of a potential
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