President Monroe began by thanking the people for putting their trust in him, saying that he was anxious but ready to face the difficulty of his duties, just as his predecessors did before him. He then talked about the flourishment of the United States even in the face of difficulty, the superiority of the Government and it’s reflection of the people’s desires and the protection of their rights, and the many blessing present in the country, such as rivers and fertile soil. Monroe chalked the success of the United States up to the people, saying that if the country remained in the state it was in, it would be safe. President Monroe expressed his belief that the promotion of intelligence among the people was the best way to preserve the country.
This text conforms to the conventions of a speech, with the purpose to activate and convince. You can clearly see this when looking at the purpose, the tone and mood and the structure of this text, which contain defining characteristics of a speech. Furthermore, there is a big use of rhetorical devices and ethos, pathos and logos, which are often used in speeches. The main purpose of this speech is to inform, persuade and to inspire.
On December 26, 1941, Sir Winston Churchill delivered this speech to the U.S. Congress following the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor. The event which threw the U.S. into the War. He related to his audience by jokingly informing them of his heritage of half American half British descent and makes himself one of us to further bond the U.S. and Britain.
Symbolism is a literary element commonly used by several authors to help represent a bigger picture. It can help the reader relate what the author is talking about to something more well known. In Patrick Henry’s speech, “Speech in the Virginia Convention”, Henry uses symbolism to help the listeners realize the negative actions and effects of Great Britain, and also to make them want to go to war. During the time Henry gave his speech, King George had just recently passed the Stamp Act.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States and attended Columbia Law School as well as Harvard University. During his presidency, the United States was blindsided by a malicious attack from Japanese forces at Pearl Harbor. In his address to the Nation speech that followed, he effectively convinces the American people and Congress that war on Japan is the best option by using strong word choice and a sense of nationalism to draw emotion from his audience. These appeals to pathos, along with integrating a clear call-to-action for the American people, creates an effective argument for his speech.
Helping one’s neighbors is a charitable action and by doing so, shows your faith in God. 2. I would describe Roosevelt’s style as stern. Roosevelt presents his reasons assertively, which makes his beliefs seem absolute and correct. This style of writing makes the piece more effective because an audience is more
By 1938, negative publicity, a continuing sluggish economy, and Republican victories in midterm elections virtually ended Roosevelt 's ability to pass more reform legislation. In the early years of 1941, with war raging in Europe, Franklin Roosevelt pushed to have the United States ' factories become an "arsenal of democracy" for the Allies; France, Britain, and Russia. As Americans learned more about the war 's atrocities, isolationist sentiment diminished. Roosevelt took advantage, standing firm against the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. During World War II, Franklin Roosevelt was a commander in chief who worked with and sometimes around his military advisors.
“December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy-” is when Pearl Harbor was suddenly and intentionally attacked by “naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” President Franklin Roosevelt in his speech asserts that the attack on Pearl Harbor is a justified reason for the United States to go to war, because of the damage and tragedy done to the nation. He supports this claim by, first using situational irony and diction appealing to logos, then anaphora appealing to pathos, finally authority appealing to ethos. President Roosevelt’s purpose is to persuade Congress in order to convince them into allowing the United States to enter the war. President Roosevelt begins his speech to the American people and Congress by recalling the events
In any situation where one feels threatened, frightened, or hurt an instinctive reaction occurs, a frantic cry for help. Seventy years ago an incredible man sent a similar appeal to the people of America, an appeal not for himself, but for the countries of Europe falling under the boot of Hitler for the second time. Over flickering American radios each syllable thundered from Winston Churchill’s soft tones as he narrated his speech from London. The powerful message erupted through the air, a message for the people of America, forever reminding them to extend a helping hand to those in need, a message who’s power came simply through Churchill’s brilliant use of voice and choice of wording. Each sentence chocked with sarcasm yet contained a hint of desperation in the attempt to arouse and motivate his audience to aid their allies in order to achieve justice and peace once again.
The German Army used this type of battle strategy to easily defeat the French Army earlier in the war. Hitler planned to move units into position without being detected toward the Ardennes Forest. Hitler used the codename “Watch the Rhine” as a code to build up forces for the offensive attack (Wientraub, S., 2007). The German Army would send many confusing radio text to keep the Allies confused and secretly moved soldiers into battle positions. The German Army was able to sabotage the Allied forces by sending English speaking German soldiers wearing American uniforms into the ranks to cut communication lines, which caused confusion in the city.
Ironic elements are evident in abundance throughout King’s speech which elicit an comical tone and draws on the reality of the war. King makes the nation appears as hypocrites because Americans pretend to fight as a united nation whereas segregation is among the same schools, the same neighborhood, the same country. The fact that “young black men are being sent [across the world] to fight for the liberties in Southeast Asia, which they [have] not found in Georgia and East Harlem” questions the validity of America’s founding principles of the unalienable rights of every individual; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Stokely Carmichael's speech made (makes?) lots of white people uncomfortable. With respect to his end goal, is this a good thing or a bad thing? Why? What particularly struck me about Carmichael’s speech is how easily it demonstrates that the conversation and progress surrounding race relations in the United States has stalled.
On December 8th, 1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech to the House of Representatives, Members of the Senate, the House Speaker, to the Vice President, and to the American people. Franklin spoke of the incident of the attack on Pearl Harbor the day after it occurred. Mr. Roosevelt was stern and concise. He spoke on the occasion of tragedy to inform the House and the American people what the Japanese have done.
In March of 1965, thousands of Americans black and white began the 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery. All the men and women of the crowd had the same agenda of protesting in favor of Black Civil Rights, but along the way encountered state police who proceeded to brutally beat the crowd on national television1. As news of this horrific event spread through the screens and radios of America President Lyndon B. Johnson stood by creating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to ensure that every American regardless of Race or Gender could legally and without confliction have the right to vote. Shortly thereafter on March 15, 1965 Johnson took to the podium and in front of cabinet members and foreign ambassadors proceeded to deliver the speech