In John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address (1961), Kennedy determinedly argues that because mankind has the potential to cause change in the world, that the world should collaborate to solve issues around the world. Kennedy supports this overarching claim by illustrating the responsibility that America is to take on and by exemplifying the roles other nations are to have in this movement. Kennedy’s purpose is to earn the approval and trust of the United States citizens and unite the world in this multilateral effort of bettering the world. The audience of Kennedy’s Inaugural Address includes the citizens of the United States as well as countries around the world including Russia. John F. Kennedy backs up his overarching claim by illustrating the
For example, the speech creates unity, a commonplace, by the use of pronouns. In the first sentence, Bill Clinton said “we’re here”, which shows that they, all Americans , are inclusive in choosing a strong president for America. Next is the use of diction. He mentions how Obama can build “America’s Dream economy”, which is also what everyone in the audience wants. Notice how he uses the “America” instead of “our”.
Being an American gives citizens the right the live the American dream, cultivate the world’s melting pot, and strive to innovate new ideas. For most immigrants coming to America they strive to 'live the American Dream.’ In America we, the people, have the capability to turn our lives around and achieve the goals we dream of. Every American citizen is
Our well-known president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, in his speech, the Inaugural Address discusses his plans in creating hope and change together in America. Obama’s purpose is to tell the audience what steps we need to take to grow as a nation together and how he plans to fix any social & economic issues. He creates a professional, serious tone to appeal to the nation his strong desire to make a change from the past. Obama opens his speech the Inaugural Address by describing his new plan to revolutionize America and how he wants to build trust with all American citizens. He appealed to people’s emotions using pathos by discussing the certain crisis that has gone on as he states, “Homes have been lost, jobs shed, business shuttered”.
This is seen in Kennedy’s inauguration speech as he issues the pledges America will make to the world, specifically “to those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery.” To these people, he pledged America’s “best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required (Kennedy)”. The spirit of aid and compassion expressed in Kennedy’s statements make his peaceful hopes for the less fortunate people of the world clear. Being the newly elected leader of the most powerful nation on the planet, Kennedy’s power is immense, and as is his responsibility towards the globe and its peoples. Through his empathetic declaration, Kennedy makes his harmonious desires for the world evident. These feelings of harmony are mirrored throughout Clift’s article in the form of formal and informal stories, which are summed up as “the memories that linger remind [them] of a time when all seemed possible, when a politician could capture the imagination of a country (Clift)”.
He was sowing a new flag for them to pledge to before they eat. Mike Christian is a patriot. And being a patriot is apart of the American dream which I believe in. In the address" Address On The Occasion Of The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Statue Of Liberty" President Franklin D. Roosevelt talks about all the memories the eager seeking millions that make this one of the greatest countries on the planet earth.
Privileges such as the same laws and rules in certain places as white people. Martin Luther King Jr. uses Ethos in the beginning of his famous, “ I Have a Dream” speech, to attain the audience to feel as they are fighting with many other famous Americans, such as the Founding Fathers and Abe Lincoln. Since, many Americans trust those famous men, they trust Martin Luther King Jr., and they respect him. Also, in the beginning of his speech, the second paragraph. “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.” This shows that a president, that every American knows, also fought for equality and for everyone to have the same opportunities and the same quality of life.
The Inaugural speech by John F. Kennedy is a landmark type of speech that was given to the American populace in order to inspire confidence and to provoke them to take immediate action. His speech made extensive use of rhetorical devices in order to successfully express his goals. His stylistic devices include antithesis, parallelism, and varying structure flows in order to attract attention and to show what his service will accomplish. Kennedy details “a new generation of Americans” by contrasting old and new with his antithesis. He states, “Symbolizes an end as well as a beginning” and “signifies renewal as well as change” in order to do so.
A case of distinctio is when a writer elaborates on the definition of a word to make sure there is no misunderstanding. One example is, What makes us exceptional -- what makes us American”. Obama adds “what makes us American” to clarify that the people who are exceptional, are the Americans. Another example is, “ We the people, declare today that the most of evident truths -- that all of us are created equal”. To elaborate on the evident truths, Obama adds the example “that all of us are created equal”.
He believes that if wants to get it, he can. In John F. Kennedy’s address, he is telling all other countries that America is the best, and that if you mess with America, there will be retaliation. Both of these pieces show one man with a great deal of pride for the United States. JFK had a very strong connection to pride, and his address displays it. “And let every other power know that this hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house” Kennedy.
Takaki mentions the creation of our nation and how “American has been defined as white”. When the authors talks about “different mirror” he is talking about our nation, America. We all come from different backgrounds and different cultures and he wants the audience to know that our county was settled by “the people of all nations”. And it doesn 't matter where you came from, we all came together to form this nation. America was built on the diversity of people coming from all over the world, making it the best country in the world.
All presidents in this country have helped the country grow in some way or another. Lincoln abolished slavery and Washington won the revolutinary war. President Jefferson, however, served the country well as he helped expand the united states, wrote the declaration of independence, and served many other important roles. One of the very notable things Jefferson did, was writing the declaration of independence. This document brought clarity to the country as well as finally freed the Americans to form their own country under their rule.