He used dictions like “we're here”, “American Dream”, and “‘we're all in this together’” to establish a common ground that would further create a sense of unity between him and his audience. This goes hand in hand with a propaganda technique called the Plain Folks. Though he did take some credit for the appeal he created to ethos for being a former president, he mostly presented himself as an average person who shares similar values . For instance, when he was pointing some of Obama’s achievement and works, he stated,“I understand the challenge we face. I know many Americans are still angry and frustrated with the economy.
By using these rhetorical devices, he states key phrases more than once to create an urgency and therefore grab listener’s attention. To present his main points he will put into action during his presidency, Reagan uses logos on several occasions in his speech. Logically structured sentences that show his stance on the old government and a renewed one helps the audience to better understand why he believes what he does. For example, Reagan states, “Those who do work are denied a fair
Barack Obama’s win for President in 2009 was a historical moment for the United States. His inaugural speech was much anticipated, because this was going to set the tone for his presidency. His speech told the American people that improving the economy is one of his priorities, but there were also other areas he would like to improve like healthcare and the education system. This was a speech that was meant to persuade the American public to take action for them to rise as a nation again, and for them to put their trust into him. His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.).
John F. Kennedy won the 1960 US presidency election by a small margin as the youngest and the only Roman Catholic president in history. In the peak of the cold war, Kennedy delivered the most influential inaugural address of all time, in which he inspires and unites people listening, watching or reading his speech around the world. I believe Kennedy successfully establishes his legacy of encouraging people to take positive actions for liberty through his inaugural address with the efficient use of ethos, logos and pathos. Kennedy gradually builds his ethos as a strong yet approachable leader in the speech. As the president of US, Kennedy has an automatic ethos.
As same as John F. Kennedy said: ‘And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you...ask what you can do for your country" (Kennedy Book). This quote is mean that Kennedy wants to challenge everyone American to contribute in some way with the good public around the world to make a better life. Also, the president, John F. Kennedy has described the characterized as one of the America's greatest orators with his Inaugural Address speeches are generally counted among the greatest speeches ever in the United States history in
This was just one of his strategies to bring America back together, and showed even more of his strong leadership skills. "One of the little known leadership styles that Lincoln used to his advantage...was his appointment of talented national figures from opposing parties to be part of his cabinet," (Stone 4). He had members from the loyal opposition inform him of the issues on each side. This strategie is what made him one of the best presidents, as he was mature, and did not let his personal views make him one-sided. Without a doubt, Abraham Lincolns best known contribution was the erosion of slavery.
On January 20th, 1961 during President John F Kennedy inaugural address Kennedy persuades the audience that they should fight for equality and democracy around the world and inspired millions using antitheses, metaphors, and pathos. Kennedy's one most effective strategies used in the speech was the use of an antithesis’ to make his points seem like the obvious and best choice. An example of this would be when he says “... ask not what you country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." This is very effective because it shows the audience the best path possible. In addition it gives people a sense of duty to serve their country.
Barack Obama Has a Way with Words Barack Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope” speech was given on July 27, 2004 as the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. The speech made Obama further known in the world of politics, and a star among the Democratic Party. Though the description of presidential candidate John Kerry’s qualities makes Obama’s belief that Kerry will make the best president his obvious purpose, the quality of his speech boosted his career. Obama uses repetition devices, various sentence structures, and abstract language to create the strength and persuasive aspects of his speech. Obama’s use of repetition in his speech makes his praise of John Kerry more powerful and by using the same words in different contexts, he shows that his ideas are important and relevant to all people.
If the speaker is your President, it makes it a lot easier for you to trust the speaker. FDR knew that if the audience gained trust in him, that they would be able to listen to him and believe him now. Not only does FDR start out his speech laying out his credibility, but he ends it letting the audience know who 's in charge. Towards the end of his speech, FDR states "As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense." In the beginning of his speech, he was letting the crowd know of his credibility, but here he is emphasizing that he is now in charge.
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.
George Washington’s 1793 Second Inaugural Speech expresses the desire to be an upfront and honest president. He promised to show confidence and convey that he has been given a huge honor in being elected, again. He allowed for fellow Americans to scold and blame him, if he made any mistakes knowingly, or unknowingly. George did not wish for constitutional punishment to be brought, upon him, though. In the speech, he states that when the occasion arrives, he will use his presidential power, to the fullest.
Huckabee has the experience that is needed to be president. He has great ideas that will improve the government 's systems. He lead his state to prosperity and he would do the same to the United States as president. Graham has great military background and political experience. “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.
In line 11 he state I senator Nixon as a way to remind the audience that other people trust the important decisions he has made. A senator must be elected and that shows he is sure to captivate the audience 's heart. Prior to this he said his opinion on the management of politics particularly the present administration in
He also had to retain his character and full support with the public in fixing the economy, so they would have confidence in his administration and leadership. How FDR did this is by his “First New Deal.” It was a plan for implementing an economic recovery / relief for both the nation and its citizens. For President Roosevelt to do this, he needed to overcome criticisms by the leftists, again gain public confidence and stand his ground to new reform policies and legislation. FDR did not want his administration to be a failure, just as it did before he came into office with Republican Herbert Hoover’s Presidency. To me, if FDR could overcome these obstacles which he did, he could move the country forward in the right direction.
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