The President of the United States must be able to convey a very powerful speech to the American people, so they can feel inspired by him and his message. Whether it is the State of the Union address or a speech about a certain bill being passed, the president must excel at being a public speaker and feeling comfortable in front of many people. President Barack Obama is an excellent public speaker because he is very confident when he speaks, and he is very cautious of what he has to say. His speech on the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization al Qaeda, was performed very well because he conveyed the message that his death should result in a safer America for its citizens. President Barack Obama’s speech about the assassination of Osama bin Laden is a very popular speech today.
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!
The system may seem confusing or unnecessary, but its importance is revealed by the care taken by the Founding Fathers in designing the Electoral College, which was described in more detail and at greater length than any other issue addressed in the Constitution (Guelzo and Hulme). Despite this, many still call for a shift to a popular vote system for the presidential election; however, such a change would be a mistake. The Electoral College should not be abolished and replaced by a popular vote because it is necessary to uphold the structure of the United States government, to protect the interests of the whole nation, and to preserve the integrity of the presidential election. Opponents of the Electoral College frequently argue that the Electoral College is outdated to the point of becoming obsolete, that it contradicts America’s identity as a democracy, and that it gives too much power to states with a small population. Critics of the Electoral College condemn it as a relic of a bygone era.
C.S. Lewis once said that “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” While reading Calvin Coolidge’s Senate Speech, it was this quote that lingered in my mind most prominently. Integrity is a major value that is discussed throughout Coolidge’s speech and a value that is becoming increasingly relevant as the world continues to grow, technology increases, and society becomes more corrupt. Integrity, in itself is a very important quality that a public servant must possess, in order to be an effective leader and in order to navigate through the trials and difficulties of modern day society. Calvin Coolidge specifically discusses these values when he talks about “Doing the day’s work.” When he says this, he is saying that no matter what people think or say or no matter who opposes you, you must always strive to do the right thing.
He didn't want to be prisoned as a result of speaking out against British law; his obscurity was for the best, for it was the concepts in his work that quickly became popular and eventually turned Common Sense a bestseller in America during that time period. The pamphlet spread through the colonies with a distinct meaning: America needs to be liberated from Britain. Thomas Paine's work became popular for many reasons, but the most important being he used arguments, allusions and vernacular that the average person could understand. This pamphlet inspired many people to get involved in the struggle for freedom. It also prepared the Americans for the writing of the Declaration of Independence; one of the most important documents in human history.
The new methods had the political parties select their candidates from their pool of members and support them depending on public support. This is why politicians like Jackson were able to rise through the ranks, he had the support of the people because he was a war hero and a self made man. Because of the success Jackson had in the polls, parties decided to really stick with the new party system to effectively win elections and enact their
This of course is predicated on the belief that the public’s opinion will influence the actions of their representatives in Congress since representatives want to be reelected. In modern use, particularly with television and looser campaign finance regulations, Presidents now are more sending a message to party leadership or interest groups, letting them either take up the issue in Congress or mobilize the people. Of the powers a President has, the power of influence; especially in modern, media-driven society, is paramount. Although another aspect of Presidential power is the idea of executive privilege, or being able to keep all conversations the President has private. This is perhaps one of the more controversial powers given to the President because it begs the question of how a President can be held responsible if the people don’t know what they are doing?
He influenced society in that time by border protection. The Simpson-Mazzoli bill was a great example of that. Along with Reagan declaring the war against terrorism sent a worldwide message that we were a nation not to be messed with. Reagan also kept one of our most important imports safe and continuously being able to come into the U.S. Border protection was one of the biggest topics that Ronald Reagan shaped society in. Reagan had many views on society and politics.
He was a lawyer, republican and a nationalist. He supported Theodore Roosevelt, and the power of the federal government, in domestic and foreign affairs. His oratory skills as a lawyer helped him support his beliefs through his speeches. Beveridge believed that a racial instinct drove society to look for far away lands. He also believed that some races were not able to be as educated as others, and would not be able to govern themselves if given the opportunity.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt effectively appeals to the emotions of the U.S. population by establishing trust with his audience through the use of emotional diction, and repetition which allow him to rally support for the war effort. Roosevelt impassions support for the war effort through his use of emotional diction through his declaration of war. He uses certain phrases to alienate the Japanese from the American people and show them as an enemy of the American people.Throughout his speech he uses phrases like “this form of
He and Martin Van Buren were responsible for creating the political organization that was the basis for the modern Democratic Party. Andrew Jackson believed the presidency represented the will of the people, and, as such, should have broad authority. He was widely criticized for expanding the power of the presidency. He was known for rewarding his political supporters with government jobs. When asked, he responded by claiming he was replacing aristocrats with the common man.
The ratification of the 16th amendment allowed a federal income tax, the formation of the Electoral College gave the federal government a huge say in who the next president would be, and supremacy clauses made sure that the federal government had precedence over states. Moreover, the regulations placed during the progressive era showed how much the citizens were willing to give up their power to the government for some sense of security; shipping was regulated as well as food/agriculture and distribution of goods. The amalgamation of such small change slowly made federal power to what it is today and with the addition of the New Deal – the Republican Party got the strong federal government they wanted. Slowly the government’s goal of being a protector of individual rights and liberty disappeared and a new goal of maintaining economic well being came to. This new goal hasn’t changed since it’s inception in the 1920’s and is a primary concern today next to national security.
The additional authority to make any and all military decisions without requiring additional approval from Congress gave the U.S. presidency more power than it ever had before. It wasn’t really until the presidency of Johnson that progressivism could rise because he managed to lead a democratic Congress to implement the new socioeconomic programs. Johnson 's presidency marked the peak of modern liberalism in the United States after the New Deal
The people are needed to help vote on bills put in place along with voting on who would make the best representatives. The success of a president is reliant on the success of the country. President’s Reagan and Roosevelt had opposite ideas but both did what they could to help better the country. From the first day in office, Roosevelt experimented with new ideas, he was not afraid to make mistakes. Reagan was more