On January 20, 1961, former president John F. Kennedy orated his inaugural address at the United States Capitol. Kennedy’s deliverance highlighted his prospective presidency, enumerating key issues such as: economic expansion, social advancements, and new diplomatic relations. Consequently, it was here, when Kennedy questioned his audience one of the most historically-acclaimed quotes in United States history, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”. Kennedy, the youngest president our Nation had ever seen, beautifully defined civic responsibility. Civic responsibility lets the individual discover and internalize their own potential and allows the individual to assist others to do the same. Therefore,
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. After President John F. Kennedy’s death we need to work harder than ever. We have sent troops to South Vietnam to support the government, and to protect eh Air Force base conducting a series of bombing raids on North Vietnam. This series of bombings was starting to escalate the war in North Vietnam. On August 7, 1964 the Gulf of Tokin Resolution was passed to give congressional approval to expand the Vietnam War. We are not going to expand it because we agreed that you as the general public would disagree with that decision. My administration and I are being criticized for not pushing the war more aggressively, however, the decision is up to us, so we get to choose how we fight his war. Another update of the
John F Kennedy was a level headed, determined and well accomplished person. During his short-lived presidency, he had to take on challenges like no other and did it with sophistication and grace. From conflicts involving other countries, like Vietnam, to the Civil Rights Movement that directly affected our own country, Kennedy continued to take each problem day by day until there was an overall improvement or resolution. It would be safe to say that he is one of the more progressive presidents our country has ever seen.
Deinstitutionalization did not end up working for the betterment of the patients because even though the Kennedy administration's ideas were trying to help the mentally ill by having smaller institutions so they were more personal they failed because making these mentally ill people go out into society before they were ready and it caused more problems. Another reason deinstitutionalization failed was because there was very little funding for these patients and since there was no funding there was no housing or medications for these
In a time of drastic change in America, adding such a controversial war to the mix of social issues seemed to many like an inappropriate decision. The Vietnam War, which lasted twenty years, from 1955 and 1975, was the battle for liberation of South Vietnam from North Vietnam. The communist North Vietnam, led by Ho Chi Minh, was backed by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and communist China in an attempt to overtake the South Vietnamese who were led by the Catholic minority, Ngo Dinh Diem. Before 1960, his corrupt and brutal ways were beginning to wear on his people. By 1963, the United States has decided that Diem must go and authorizes and assassination (Osman, 2 October). The controversiality only starts with John F. Kennedy’s decision
Although Roosevelt and Kennedy saw eye-to-eye on the importance of freedom and also had similar historical contexts, their purposes were very contrasting ideas. Unlike FDR’s purpose of trying to convince the United States to join on WWII in a violent manner, JFK’s purpose was to persuade the United States to join in on the Cold War, but not for destructive purposes. His purpose was to try and enforce peace, meaning not to involve nulear weapons and warfare. Eventually JFK states “this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas.”
For example, during World War II, Eleanor took it upon herself to help and comfort all that she could, which an admiral took note of. “Nobody else, he said, had done so much to help raise the spirits of the men” (Jacobs 95). This proves that Eleanor is passionate, because even though she didn’t fight in the war, she knew it affected her, and therefore, she thought of it as her responsibility. She became passionate about helping those in need, scarred mentally and physically in battle. UNICEF needs an ambassador like this, who is passionate about helping others.
On January 20,1961, President John F. Kennedy was sworn into office and delivered one of the most famous and remembered inaugural addresses (speech) on U.S. history. He was calling upon Americans citizens to act in support of their government and citizens from all nations all over the world to join together in peace to benefit all of mankind. Kennedy motivated Americans to defend freedom and democracy and introduced a new era of change with his tactics for presidency. In JFK’s Inaugural speech, he builds up his fellow Americans pride and calls the nation to support their country in many ways. He approaches these goals subtly though, and uses of string of rhetoric to increase the odds of a positive public reaction.
This group has also been called the peace corps. The CCC was formed in March of 1933 becoming one of the first New Deal programs. Before Franklin D. Roosevelt was assassinated people wanted to create something that made an impact on not only the people but the environment as well. Through disciplined outdoor labor, this public works project was intended to promote environmental conservation. Through FDR’s opinions and the people, it was made to be a universal service for youth.
Kennedy tells Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” which would imply that if you are not a loyal patriot giving for the United States, than you are the problem. Chiasmus, the technical name for Kennedy’s literary device in the previous example, is often used to create the sense of opposition that is present throughout his address. Kennedy wants you to know that you can do something because “the Communist may be doing it” or you can do what “is right.” You can help “the success of liberty” or you can oppose “the hand of God.” You can stand with America and “abolish all forms of human poverty [or] all forms of human
Kennedy called his domestic program that was known as the New Frontier. A program that was ambitiously promising to give federal funding for education to those with low income, medical care to the elderly so they gotten the best treatment. Even economic aid to people who were living in the rural regions of America as well as government intervention to help halt the recession, it was a period of temporary economic decline for all trade and industrial activities for farms and factories, causing income of profit in America to reduce. Kennedy had also promised an end to racial discrimination toward colored people. He told everyone this deal in his speech at the Democratic Convention, saying that not all problems are won through, just at many problems are not solved.
This being said it's apparent that Kennedy wishes to make peace with threatening nations. His use of the metaphor “the chains of poverty” signifies that poverty is solvable if nations work together. To inspire the people to make the world a safer place, Kennedy uses emotion-arousing words. For example, he reminds Americans of their forefathers and appeals to their patriotism to enhance their way of thinking to match this generation. In fact; he used terms like ‘liberty’ and ‘freedom’.
The 35th American President, John F. Kennedy, in his inaugural address, which he delivered after he just won the president seat, reclaimed his purpose as a successful and competent leader. JFK’s purpose was to not only demonstrate his amity towards the world, but also encourage his people to devote themselves to America. He used repetition and parallelism as his rhetorical strategies in order to convey to his audience, which includes both Americans and international people, the idea that America needs them to create a peaceful world in a nuclear age. After emphasizing the importance of freedom to America, JFK demonstrated his friendly attitude by using repetition to list his position toward some large or important organizations in the
Francesca Orr-Yepes Mr. Mesic F-Mod April 30, 2016 The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a long, torturous, and costly war. America had officially joined the war in the beginning of 1950. They were providing massive military and economic support to France during the French Indochina War, France’s attempt to control Vietnam.