Robert Francis Kennedy gave one of the most important speeches of American history in the twentieth century. This speech, given just hours after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. was one that had a tremendous impact on those who listened. Even today this speech has a timeless aura about it considering that this country still faces racial tension and violence every day. The speech was given on April 4th, 1968, on the same day of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Senator Robert Kennedy had just spoken at Notre Dame and Ball State University when he learned that King had been assassinated.
Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address Saturday, March 4 1865 Abe Lincoln gave one of the most famous inaugural speeches of all time. Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address was the speech in which Lincoln read as he was being sworn into his second term. He perfectly summed up his last term in a casual way and gave people closure about the losses and sacrifices made in the war. When Lincoln gave his second inaugural address, he presented it in a very solemn and serious way. As stated in the video, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural David Blight states: “This is not a speech where he is trying to make the American people feel good...”
Consequences of Complete Government Control The American people have always fought oppression from the government, but have relinquished their freedoms in the dystopian societies of Vonnegut’s short stories. He is able to illustrate the future governments of America based on the life he was experiencing during the Great Depression and World War II. During the Great Depression, 1929-1939, America encountered an economic slump that led to a 25 percent unemployment rate, failing businesses, and great hardships for most Americans.
One of Eleanor’s arguments was the National Youth Administration. This plan would provide grants to help young people stay in high school, college, or vocational. Many critics opposed this part of the New Deal because it includes blacks and whites, while segregation was still in place (Freedman 108-109). In the twelve years Eleanor Roosevelt spent as First Lady of the United States, she witnessed many hardships on the American people.
Roosevelt’s Use of Rhetorical Devices Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his “First Inaugural Address” on March 4, 1933 after he had been elected into office. Because he became president during the Great Depression, the speech focused on his plans to improve the state of America and claimed that the country could escape its economic crisis. Eight years later, on December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States’ military base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The following day, Roosevelt delivered his famous “Day of Infamy” speech, which claimed that America needed to declare war on Japan.
For instance, he told Americans that they could over economic depression of that time, he said: “The economic ills we suffer that come upon us over several decades will in days, month or weeks” “They will go away because we as Americans have the capacity now…. , to do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom.” Finally, the last two remaining strategies he uses are elemental and societal symbols. In short, using the strategy of elemental symbol, he mentioned the working Americans as the backbone of this nation “They are, in short, ‘We the People’, this breed called American.”
Today I wish to inform you about the challenges that faced the future 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama II. 4th August 1961, in Honolulu hospital in Hawaii, Barack Hussein Obama II was born having a white American mother and a black Kenyan father, very unusual for its time not to forget the heavy opposition from all parents involved. At age 9 while living in Indonesia with his mother and stepdad, he recounts having a “Racial Awakening” when he saw a story of
We the people have a very important choice to make in November. Our choice will either have a negative effect or a positive effect. Just remember that you are going to be stuck with one of those two candidates for the next four years. As a person who wants to see America prosper in the modern world I hope that you make the right choice even if you can’t vote.
After Obama’s farewell speech many Americans had negative comments to share about the former President of the United States, but the media did their best to keep these comments under wraps. Now, we have uncovered a letter written by a marine who wishes to be called “J.” He had something to say to Barack Obama about his so-called “legacy.” His letter read: Mr. President, “For the first time I can say that I’m proud of my country.” No, these aren’t my words, they’re the words of your wife when you took office in 2009.
Kennedy appeal to his audience emotions, “…we are asking Reservist to leave their homes and families…service men to risk their live‒and four week killed in the last two days in Viet Nam‒” (9-13). The fact that four people gave up their lives to protect citizens of America appeal emotional to the audience. The audience emotions allows then to agree with Kennedy that the steel companies should not have change their prices. In addition, Kennedy uses multitude of statistics in his speech. Kennedy mention, “Employment costs per unit of steel output in 1961 were essentially the same as they were in 1958” (60-61).
I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now, I see.” This relates to the racial biases and injustices in our country. We once were blind to it, but because of this tragedy, we now see. Another utilization of pathos that truly hits home to the audience is when the president says, “the countless more whose lives are forever changed, the survivors crippled, the children traumatized and fearful every day as they walk to school, the husband who will never feel his wife’s warm touch…” This shows how the loved ones of the victims lives will never be the same, and how the shooting will incite fear into the
The United States of America has, and will always be the dream as long as the population stands for ones beliefs. Education has been a popular subject for a while, yet, where is the action? In President Obamas State of the Union Address, he used rhetorical devices to convey his intentions to advance the education system such as logos, utopia, and pathos. President Obama used logical appeal to reference current events along with statistics. He claims the “[l]atino dropout rate has been cut in half over the past 10 years,” and this shows how much the graduation rate has increased in a specific time (Obama).
A president resigned for the very first time, and a terrifying disease struck the world. There was a new type of war that wasn’t fought with bullets, and the internet was breaking through. And during the second half of the twentieth century, a man named John Fitzgerald Kennedy would inspire an unknown, largely untested America as it went through some of the most hellish years of its existence. John F Kennedy,
many as a failure and therefore, trapping tens of thousands of low-income families in unsafe neighborhoods. The Clinton Administration, in 1994, proposed to end almost all subsidized housing construction programs and transition those needing housing assistance to housing vouchers instead. The role that the federal government has taken in assisting the private sector in its profit-making ventures has created a lack of access to affordable housing for the poor. There are about 1.3 million public housing units in the U.S., however, this number is decreasing due to the number of run-down apartments that are being demolished and not being replaced (Heintze et al, 2006).