Theodore Roosevelt's Speech: The Strenuous Life

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How can a public figure or any credible person communicate their perspective and preference on things as to where it persuades and influences a crowd? The way any speaker conveys meaning to his/her objective is not only through their tone, but their choice of words and use of figurative speech. Theodore Roosevelt is an individual who has the credibility of the President of the United States and implies use of rhetoric throughout his speeches to grasp the attention of the public. Roosevelt was the twenty sixth President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He was the leader of the Republican Party and the driving force of the Progressive Era, causing progressivism to become a powerful national movement. President Roosevelt delivered the speech, "The Strenuous Life", on April 10, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois. The speech was reflected off his personal life experience, which propelled him towards living a "strenuous life", in which confronting challenges are ideal for collective betterment. For instance, Roosevelt had a poor physical condition as a youngster, suffering asthma, sleeping difficulties, and heart problems, yet he exercised regularly, and took up many sports and activities. Overall, the speech conveyed Roosevelt 's preference to living a "strenuous life" and learning how to overcome obstacles. Furthermore, Roosevelt delivered the speech, "The Man with the Muckrake", on April 14, 1906, at the laying of the corner stone of the Cannon Office Building in Washington,

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