FDR Rhetorical Analysis President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his speech, Pearl Harbor Speech, Interprets the actions of Japan toward the United States on December 8, 1941. Roosevelt's purpose is to convince Congress to formally declare war on Japan. He adopts a compelling tone in order to persuade war in his Congress members. Initiating his speech, Roosevelt utilizes logic to determine the attack was intended due to the distance. When examined the “Distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious” to clarify “The attack was deliberately planned.” Implying this in order to convince Congress that the attack was pre-arranged.
Churchill is declaring that he has a specific mission to the formation of the the victory against Germany. He will stop at nothing for the win. The setting of the speech established a inspiring mood because he came with the plan to better the military so they could prepare for the war. The speech is accredited for the victory of the British against Germany. Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat was a speech given by Winston Churchill.
On February 1, Woodrow Wilson released the extraordinary announcement of the Imperial German Government. The Imperial German Government’s purpose was to put aside all restraints of law or of humanity and use it’s submarines to sink every vessel. “The present German submarine warfare against commerce is a warfare against mankind,” Woodrow Wilson mentioned in his speech. This speech was monumental because it convinced American citizens entry into the war was necessary, brought America into a devastating war, probed America was a power of the world, brought women into workplaces, and it pushed for women’s suffrage. Not every
Accordingly, the “ Japanese Emperor Hirohito was one of the Japanese officials who expressed reservations about going to war” (Timms). While the Imperial Navy’s Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, who was also known as the “chief architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor, stated that he believed it was impossible for Japan to win such a war but Japan had to gain the upper hand at the very beginning so that the United States just might be enticed to the negotiating table” (Timms). Hotta revealed her own interpretation by reviewing relevant published primary sources and the reasons why Japan decided to attack the Pearl Harbor. In addition, everyone talked about going to war such as the “Japan’s top brass referring to the prime minister, the foreign minister, the army and navy ministers, and the chiefs of the army and navy general staff”
In fact, it did, however Japan would never conform to surrender even after the first bomb was dropped. Thus, a choice was given to Japan, surrender or, USA will need to drop another bomb. Ultimately after the second bomb, with Tokyo probably being next. Japan gave up and surrendered. Now that is my example of how the ends justifies the means.
The debate over the legitimacy of the atomic bombings of Japan generally revolves around what it was going to take to get Japan to agree to an unconditional surrender and what that might cost in American and Japanese lives. Those who supported the use of the bomb took the utilitarian view that it would end the war quickly and thereby save even greater numbers of American and Japanese lives by avoiding an Allied invasion of the home islands. In the context of The Just War Theory, however, the issue still comes down to the legitimacy of targeting civilians in industrial cities this line had already been crossed. Utilitarian considerations, such as the doctrine of double effect, only apply if the intended target is indeed military. Strategic bombing in World War II essentially was a decision to kill people not because of their military role, but because of their nationality.
I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: victory; victory at all costs,” (Churchill). You can see here he is asking his audience what is our aim?
While France, Russia, and Britain became early on allies. and America eventually joined to help its allies, due to unrestricted submarine warfare (Adelblue “An End to the Great War”). Militarism, alliances, and nationalism fueled one of the worlds biggest wars, World War I. Militarism was one of the main causes of World War I, and was started by Social Darwinism. Each of the countries involved used their militaries to eliminate weaker groups and nations. This caused tension, leading to armies and navies expanding in each nation (Adelblue “Setting the
Hitler’s violent passion towards the executors of the assassination and the idea of revenge if very obvious in this speech. His passion towards his cause of leading Germany into being the dominant race in Europe is also very visible. Finally “Telos” is the purpose or conclusion of the speech, in this case it was to assure the Germans that he is alive and the plot failed. Thus we use these concepts to show how rhetoric functions, and how Adolf Hitler was eloquent from the rhetoric
naval base Pearl Harbor, for no reason. The biggest reason for attacking Pearl Harbor was that the Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor’s fleet, was the only thing that stood in the way of Japan taking over the South Pacific. At first, Japan wanted to destroy China, because of their marketing, but it soon became much bigger than that(Pearl Harbor). World domination was their main goal. Another reason for the attack was our relationship with Japan, for at the time war was inevitable between us and Japan.
The dropping of the bombs were necessary and fair due to the refusal of the Japanese to surrender, the millions of lives saved by a quick end to the war, and the warnings given to the Japanese. To begin, the Japanese soldiers have it ingrained in their brains that it is dishonorable to surrender. The author of Drop the Bomb as agreed by saying that “the Japanese have demonstrated a willingness to fight to the death”. During the war there were many times for the Japanese to surrender, but it was never done. With this in mind, they would have continued to drag out the war, which shows that dropping the bombs sped up the war which lessened the casualties.
Japan wanted complete control over the Pacific region and the US was considered the imminent threat. The Japanese planned to isolate the Pacific region; and aimed to destroy the battleships, block the ports and have complete domination of the region. The mission commissioned by the Japanese was partially successful but failed to achieve its major objective. The Japanese wanted to block the Pearl Harbor, primarily to prevent access for the ships and increase the turnaround time for the US Navy to be operational again. Luckily for the Americans, a total disaster was averted as the crew of the USS Nevada moved their battleship out of the harbor into the sea, preventing many additional lives from being lost, as well as providing the crucial time for the US Navy to regroup and
Pearl Harbor was a devastating time for americans. The attack was located around the West coast, were the Japanese invaded the American territory. In this time we have to defend ourselves.”But when under conditions of modern warfare, our shores are threatened by hostile forces, the power to protect must be commensurate with the threatened danger....(Black,1944).” So in this time we used our defensive power when we are threatened by danger. So because of what they did to us we had to segregate the Japanese ancestry so we could be safe from a fear of an invasion. “The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor by the enemy crippled a major portion of the Pacific Fleet and exposed the West Coast to an attack which could not have been substantially impeded by defensive fleet operations(Dewitt,1943).
The attack on Pearl Harbor forced the United States into a state of immediate revenge, permanently erasing all ideas of isolationism from American thoughts on foreign policy forever. For the majority of American history all its citizens whether republic or democratic shared one belief, the aim of the United States was to keep America out of war unless America itself was attacked. Japan 's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was just the initiative that America needed to officially abandon isolationism and enter the dreaded war. The attack left 2,403 dead, a crippled Pacific Fleet that included 8 damaged or destroyed battleships, and 188 destroyed planes. In one attack this Japanese action silenced the heated debate that had divided Americans ever since the German defeat of France left England alone in the fight against the Germans.