He also used ethos by appealing to their emotion, after a well written speech about his goals he used this quote to get the American people working and helping America become a flourishing country. In the very next sentence he says, “My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man,” because Kenned knows his audience he said this to establish respect for other countries and appeal to their ethos and make them want to comply to what America says so the whole world can be happy and prosperous. In conclusion President John F. Kennedy used many different rhetorical strategies to get his point across in a speech that was shorter than most Presidents Inaugural Address’s. This shows that Kennedy knew what he was doing during the
Under the guise of calling for patriotism and support of the troops, presidents have managed to put top down pressure on the population with some success. Usually in these extreme situations the president can get Congress to pretty much fall in line and approve almost anything that looks reasonable. They can also do a lot in secret using "National Security" as a cover. This tactic also worked quite successfully for GWB after 9/11. In WWII and the Civil War eventually the "good guys" won and things pretty much went back to normal, though there was fallout.
sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act for political reasons like, gaining the approval of the public, showing people that he has changed, and to please the people of America. In Doc B, you can easily see that L.B.J. gains approval from the people. In this document, it shows that most people approve of the way L.B.J.
In 1984, it was again time to elect a president. Democrat Walter Mondale, former vice president under Jimmy Carter, was running against the current president, Ronald Reagan. Because of their lead in the polls, Reagan and his team decided not to attack Mondale, but to form a campaign based on being able to feel good about America again. Amongst the many commercials Reagan 's team did, "Morning in America" stands out as one of the greatest political ads ever. It created a sense that America was once again strong and Americans could feel secure in the knowledge that they were living in the greatest country in the world.
On January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan gave his “First Inaugural Address” with the United States listening; some people were able to experience firsthand Ronald Reagan’s passion and views for our country, in Front of the Capitol Building, while others tuned in to listen on the momentous occasion. Ronald Reagan sets the stage for his presidency using logos through logical sentences that are meant to bring the audience a better perspective on his point of view. Diction was a key factor in showing Ronald Reagan’s strong sense of nationalism; he chose powerful, hopeful words and phrases that were intended to unify the people. He shows syntax through anaphora, repetition, and parallelism. By using these rhetorical devices, he states key phrases more than once to create an urgency and therefore grab listener’s attention.
John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States over fifty years ago, but this came after he gave one of the greatest speeches of its time on September 26th 1960. The debate between these two men was the first presidential debate to be nationally televised in American History. The content of this debate not only decided who would be elected but it assisted with fostering a new age in which public image and ones exposure in the media became key elements to having a successful campaign for presidency and any other office in the nation. A positive public image, and the newfound exposure to the media became essential if a candidate was elected to be president, Kennedy’s charisma and on-camera personality were keys to
In my opinion President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the most positively perceived and supported by the American people in political cartoons of the day. His popularity was due to the fact that he was a decorated general during World War II and people respected his leadership. He "endeared himself to the American people with his plain talk, charming smile, and sense of confidence"(Pach, 2016) that popularity is reflected in the political cartoons. Most of the cartoons I studied were more or less a gentle poke at the presidency. Many of them portrayed him golfing such as the one with Sputnik flying overhead, or the one of him putting in the oval office.
Ben Carson, a Republican candidate for president, began his campaign with little support, but soon developed a good backing upon good Republican values. With his favorability nearing that of Donald Trump, Carson is very successful at this point in the running. Carson is a very intelligent man, with a PhD in medicine. He worked as an active surgeon for many years, deciding to retire in order to become president in the recent years. He desires to eliminate Obamacare and adjust the tax system, among other issues on his platform.
Antony's use of power is done in a way of influence. When Antony delivered his speech at Caesar's funeral, he was smart enough to think of a way to depict his real message hidden in the form of another message. The seemingly obscure message got past the rules set by the conspirators. His way of repeating words such as “honorable” and his claims about Caesar's will was a way for the audience to figure out his reason for speaking and for him to gain their trust. Antony’s way of persuading the crowd is a form of power, power is often seen as mainly physical, not mental.
In my opinion Kennedy won the 1960 debate against Nixon although the radio listener believed otherwise. Kennedy is one of the greatest speaker from a political aspect. His charisma and confident mannerisms conveyed well to the population viewing the debate on television. Not only did his answer reflect well on his position but his body language show how sure he was on taking on the duty of being the next president of the United States. On the other hand, Nixon did not display this same type of confidence to the television audience but the radio didn’t see his nervousness.