In 1962, in the midst of the international space race, steel prices in the U.S. began to rise. In this speech delivered by John F. Kennedy, he claims that there is no justification for these increasing steel prices through the use of logos and pathos. Whilst attempting to convince and create reason for steel companies to reduce their prices, JFK employs the use of logic-best argumentation in order to convey his message. However, at times, because his audience isn't merely citizens of the country but also executives of the steel companies, the line between pathos and logos is subtle, for he appeals to the emotions general American public through the use of verifiable data. He proposes a series of alternate (and very possible realities) that
Following the increased price of steel, Kennedy gave a speech responding to the Steel Companies decision. Throughout Kennedy’s speech, he uses rhetorical strategies to strengthen his message. Kennedy uses strong diction and logos to emphasize his disapproval of the steel companies. Kennedy begins his speech with strong diction to condemn the steel companies raised prices. Kennedy’s repeated usage of “we” makes the crowd feel unified in their hardships that they have been going through.
In Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Second Virginia Convention”, used figures of speech, metaphors and similes, and rhetorical questions to persuade his audience to agree with his views on the war and the conditions of America. Throughout his speech, Henry used figures of speech to engage his audience. One example of this is the phrase “Suffer not yourselves be betrayed with a kiss”, by this he meant that he hoped that his American comrades would not be fooled by the British and their false promises. These figures of speech, especially figurative language, were used to persuade the audience into turning against the British. Metaphors are another key aspect of Henry’s speech.
(Gore 9) Describing the tons of people worried and fearful about our government. Although whenever Gore explores the impact of media and also the American authorities on the mass consciousness of American individuals. One among the most important concepts Al Gore promotes in his book is that the concept
Roosevelt ended the strike by telling the miners and its owners that he would use the army to continue coal production. The president called this the Fair Deal (“Theodore Roosevelt”). After breaking up the coal strike, Roosevelt continued to attack the monopolies in major industries and create legislation to prevent similar corrupt pursuits. Roosevelt knew the companies thought themselves immune and too wealthy to be controlled by government. He began to charge the companies left and right, which gained much support from the lower classes-earning himself the name, the Trust Buster.
However, Thoreau writes to the common American people because they are directly affected by the government. He is trying to connect with the people willing to take a stand and speak out against the government with him. Also, he is writing to the people who oppose the Mexican war and slavery. Regardless of who King and Thoreau were writing too, they both delivered their arguments in an effective
The energy crisis began after OPEC seized oil production because of the, “anger at the United States for aiding Israel.” (Farber, 22) This caused a mass panic amongst Americans and resulted in long waits to get gas and constant fuel outages. Carter was extremely adamant that Americans reduce their consumption of fuel in order to reduce the extent of the energy crisis, at one point suggesting putting heavy penalizing taxes on non-fuel efficient vehicles. Political journalist Nicholas Lemann recalled, “[The energy crisis was] the automotive equivalent to the Depression’s bank runs.” (Farber,
To begin with, Chavez uses logos in his speech through a rhetorical question, “Who gets killed in the case of violent revolution? The poor, the workers.” The people who are arguing for violent revolutions are mostly poor workers whom Chavez refers to. Chavez uses logic to show these people that if they use violent revolts, they are most likely the ones going to be killed which for the most part will deter the people who are aiming for this. Another appeal Chavez uses is ethos to show everyone as people we are expected to do the right thing. In the speech he says, “We are convinced that when people are faced with a direct appeal from the poor struggling nonviolently against great odds, they will react positively.” This appeals to peoples’ morals by saying people are expected to react in a positive way when dealing with struggling
Scott Russell Sanders uses the rhetorical strategies of parallelism and rhetorical questions in order to demonstrate his dislike for moving. Sanders uses parallel structure throughout his essay to demonstrate the current society’s value on expansion and movement. For instance, Sanders speaks of Americans who “have dug the most canals, laid the most rails, built the most roads” (Sanders 18-19) and because of this Americans have the most power. Sanders uses it to express the societal view that easy access to migration route makes one more important because movement is the key to life. Sanders develops a connection with the audience through the use of parallelism by demonstrating that he understands their interest in movement and the
Throughout the Inaugural Address of Ronald Reagan (Rowland 85-88), his piece of rhetoric in the form of speech contained a strong emotional emphasis to gain the trust of the audience and to overcome the economic and governmental issues confronted the United States at that time. Reagan, starts by tapping into the nine different sub-strategies that produces an emotional response within the audience. First, he started by using the strategy of appeals to basic needs where he talked about how the US was confronted by the economic affliction, which led to the longest inflation of the US history “It distorts our economic decision, penalizes thrift, and crushes the struggling young and the fixed-income elderly alike. It threatens to shatter the lives
Covert Action describes the situations in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala when the U.S. government invaded and overthrew popularly elected leaders. The government justified these actions by claiming that these countries were falling under a communist influence. In reality, the goal of these actions was to protect American businesses in these countries. This rationalization was used to prove to the public that the actions were necessary. In all of these instances, the overthrow of strong leaders by the United States caused many problems that are still being dealt with
Businessmen and political leaders were more eager to change history and improvise so that this wouldn’t be a repeat in history. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president, at the time took into account many things and advised for a special unit to watch over the stocks. With many changes to come, people and businessmen were reassured to know that the government was going to help
As before we should be absorbing and preparing ourselves to not make the same mistakes that leaders before us has made. And the fact the book talks a lot about how the military has lost so many times due to strategic planning that has led to defeat. Seeing this now allows future leaders to know how to lead and to not cause casualties’ when it could possibly be prevented. In the book we Linn tells us how American leaders in the military assumed and therefore ended up in the wrong warfare. For example, Linn stated that: “During the Cold War, when many Americans believed they faced nuclear annihilation or communist dictatorship, the dangers posed a century earlier seemed insubstantial” (Linn, 2007).
This was done because the FDA was able to modernize farming. Jobs were created, unions were formed, and regulations were enforced to better job conditions. So overall the economy was booming just like in most wars. Social and political impact during World War I was lead by propaganda, espionage, and freedom. During the war there were several who were against the war, so to create a positive energy around the war the President helped create the Committee
The speech that President John F. Kennedy delivered on April 11, 1962 had a purpose of addressing the steel companies’ decision to raise their prices. At the given time in history, the United States was dealing with foreign affairs on Berlin and Vietnam that took had an immense economic toll on the country. During this time, the president requested that businesses kept their prices and wages stable in order to prevent a rise in the nation’s expenses. The steel companies were seen as highly inconsiderate and the president didn’t believe their actions to be justifiable. The irrational decision would have caused the United States’ costs to escalate quickly.