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Rhetorical Analysis Of Fdr Speech

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Thomas Allegri English 101 Professor Kugler October 5 2019 December. 7, 1941 is a day that will be remembered forever in America. This day will be remembered forever. On this day Pearl Harbor was bombed by naval ships and air forces of the empire of Japan. America was on good terms with Japan when this happened, resulting in frustration throughout the country. One day after Pearl Harbor was attacked, FDR gave a very serious and compelling speech that would later become known as one of the best ever speeches given by a president. This speech was the initial reason America joined World War Two and the first time the rest of the world really viewed America as a world leader for the next half-century. Because the speech was given just one day…show more content…
Roosevelt wasn’t just any old president; he was highly respected by the majority of americans resulting in him being elected for four terms. Roosevelt was at the end of his fourth term when he was giving his speech. The american public would not have elected Roosevelt four elections in a row if they didn’t have confidence in him or think very highly of him. Because of Roosevelt’s title and credibility, the citizens of america believe everything that came out of his mouth. In addition to the ethos associated with FDR’s status, FDR also provided numerous details about the bombings.(EXAMPLE) As a result of sharing addition details and events that occurred on December. 7, 1941, FDR obtained even more credibility during his…show more content…
While FDR’s use of emotion proved to be very beneficial in terms of convincing Americans to go to war, Congress still required a logical argument on why they should go to war with Japan. FDR proceeds to state that there were more attacks world wide for his logical argument. “Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake
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