As the president of US, Kennedy has an automatic ethos. However, due to his young age and his Roman Catholic belief, it is still crucial for him to enhance his ethos in the beginning of his presidency. Kennedy first refers to the shared roots between the audience and himself, “We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution”. The audience and the speaker are all the successors of the great funders of United States, who fought for liberty and independence. Kennedy then points out other visible shared experiences: “born in this century” represents he is with the younger generation.
In a state of turmoil, unification is essential for a country to successfully move forward under one power. In his Second Inaugural Address, United States President Abraham Lincoln mentions the destruction created after the Civil War but also the peace that will come for the future of the country. Abraham Lincoln attempts to unite the American people after the Civil War through the use of confidently hopeful tone, the appeal to emotions, and the use of Biblical references. Throughout the Inaugural Address, Lincoln maintains a confidently hopeful tone towards the United States citizens to ensure there would ultimately be unity. He states in a flashback that “four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war.” This is to mainly contrast the mindset the citizens of the United States have with the one he has.
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 Opponents of the Electoral College frequently argue that the Electoral College is outdated to the point of becoming obsolete, that it contradicts America’s identity as a democracy, and that it gives too much power to states with a small population.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.
President Barack Obama’s speech about the assassination of Osama bin Laden is a very popular speech today. Whenever President Obama speaks to the public, he carefully chooses the right words to say so it effectively conveys to the right audience. He knows how to convey his tone to his audience, and he focuses on the topic when speaking. Giving this speech, he knew he had to use very important communication in order to get the message across that the American mission to take out Osama bin Laden has been completed, and America can live more
“Let freedom ring.” Freedom is all something we all value in life; unfortunately, it wasn’t just handed to all of us. In “I Have a Dream,” Martin Luther King Jr. tries to convince all of America that everyone should be treated with equality. This address is very compelling because it uses tone, repetition, and allusion to convey a point using both compassion and power. The first paragraph references to the Declaration of Independence and our unalienable rights as Americans, trying to argue his point. Next, MLK uses a great amount of wisdom to show that his people are in need of aid from the powers of our country.
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”.
The aim of any elected politician is to improve society from it 's original state and to further protect it 's citizens with rules and regulations. The view of Jim Manley is, the NRA (National Rifle Association) is a powerful force that consists of four million members, who are very determined to get their way and that taking on the NRA can be political suicide. He thinks you have to think long and hard before enacting gun legislation, as it may be difficult. In addition to this, Jim Manley says "true success" is measured by being re-elected by his/her constituents and is implying that it is better to sacrifice lives, to stay 'politically alive ', which is quite selfish. Rob Borbidge believes that it was worth him giving up his "political
I Have A Dream The use of extended metaphor, parallelism, and antithesis are rhetorical techniques that impact Martin Luther King Jr's speech by helping shape his argument. King used these devices to not only grab the attention of his audience but to also share his beliefs. Without these devices, King’s speech wouldn’t be viewed as the iconic, well put together speech that it is today. The first example of an extended metaphor is in paragraph four when King describes the justice of all people as a check, “In sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check”(para 4). This metaphor then used again in paragraph when King describes the nation’s capital as the bank, “But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.
His speech is similar to the one he gave in 2008 and contains repetition and conveys his political views. We notice how Obama opens his sentence with the same words such as: “We want”, “You’ll hear” and “That’s”. His speech is followed by the ideas about the USA, Americans or what the future holds for them. The first rhetorical device used by Barack Obama in his speech is an Anaphora. He starts his sentences with the same lines.
In his Inaugural Address, John F. Kennedy was quoted to say, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” (Eidenmuller). By saying this statement, Kennedy portrayed his beliefs on how to make America succeed. Kennedy attempted to convince Americans unity of their nation as a whole, rather than individual groups, would better our nation overall. John F. Kennedy tried to convey his concepts to the people of the United States by way of ethos, logos, and pathos. These three concepts are ways Kennedy ventured to appeal to his audience.
During the analysis of Ted Cruz’s speech at Liberty University, the campaign committee used strategic setting, illustrated the American Dream and appealed to Christian values to successfully influence their audience to follow Ted Cruz in his run for president. On March 23, 2015, Senator Ted Cruz kicked off his Presidential Campaign in Virginia at Liberty University, where its socially conservative student body became a political powerhouse. According to Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund and former Virginia attorney general, Liberty has become a powerful organizing center for conservative activists; Liberty produces thousands of graduates who volunteer and vote for conservative causes. Cruz’s speech focused on the American Dream and the agenda of the Republican right, as he described his campaign as a movement of “courageous conservatives.” The prominent strategy used by
By developing a new kind of party activist and supporting strong candidates willing to reach across the political divide, we could move past politics as usual. It was this understanding which attracted me to my first post-college job as a Houston field organizer for Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s gubernatorial campaign. I was inspired by Governor Abbott’s personal story as a man able to overcome his circumstances to become the state’s first wheelchair aided governor. I believed fundamentally in the campaign mission of building a stronger Republican Party through improved engagement with historically neglected minority communities. The campaign shared my belief that a successful political party in the 21st Century requires elected officials who reflect the diversity of its people, and that Republicans have a special obligation to show that our values are universal ideals applicable to people of all faiths, races, abilities and sexual
Before President Richard Nixon resigned he said “By taking this action” he said seriously and dramatically from a televised advertisement "I hope that I will have hastened the start of the process of healing which is so desperately needed in America." Mr. Richard Nixon said "a strong enough political base in the Congress” that he can no longer finish his terms so then he decided to
Disputes over gay marriage, transgenders, immigrants, and race have preoccupied what is truly important to this country, freedom. Finally, we have a candidate who understands this, Bernie Sanders. This is our chance to start a political revolution by voting for Sanders, who wants freedom and equality for all American citizens. Over the seventy-four years of his life, Bernie Sanders has gained the appropriate knowledge to lead our country,
If Rubio can perform well in his first test he will gain new allies that will help him down the way. After Rubio has a successful outing in New Hampshire it is time to use his new acquired allies and take on super tuesday. After super tuesday the quest goes on to show the rewards he receives for being successful, but in Rubio 's case its the gain of delegates that support him. The road back for Rubio is the National Nominating Convention, at this point he has be nominated and gets to start focusing on the true goal which is becoming president. The Resurrection is the election, because this is where Rubio gets to see if his goal or problem with be solved.