He ends his hopeful message by saying “to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations” (Lincoln). This final message from President Lincoln in his address clearly demonstrates his overarching purpose- to instill a sense of togetherness in the American people as a whole. It was purposeful when Lincoln ended his address with this message. It held a strong message of peace and bonding together so that Lincoln’s address would have a lasting impact on Americans. Lincoln uses optimistic diction when employing words such as "cherish" and "lasting peace" to convey a message of harmony.
"Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation." This is a quote from Congressman Joe Barton. To me this quote summarizes why flag protection is important, because the flag represents several things. Firstly and most importantly the Flag represents those that have govern their lives and sacrificed so much to ensure that the flag can fly to represent the continued freedom through the past, present, and future of the United States of America.
Winthrop believes that the church in England is corrupt and requires purification to become more pleasant to God. Winthrop finally moved to the US and settled in Massachusetts. Winthrop’s migration is helpful in the determination of his views on the relationship between the government and religion in an ideal society. He was involved in the formation of a
Also, when Johnson quotes the Bible, claiming “We must say in Southeast Asia, as we did in Europe, in the words of the Bible: “Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further.””, he is using an allusion. It refers to the aggression the Americans wanted to avoid in the world. People didn’t want to fight, so the government mentioned the Catholic Church to generate a bond between the citizens and the speaker. The government felt they had to use such powerful rhetorical devices because they knew, they needed the citizen’s support. If someone from Johnson´s government would have had read it, he would´ve been proud for such convincing
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand" (Truman). This could not be more true. The United States of America symbolizes so many different things for everyone like hope, prosperity, freedom, and a new beginning. The American Dream is "an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity" and egalitarianism is "a belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs" (Merriam-Webster).
He uses ethos in two different quotes. The first being, “It ought to be the axiomatic in this country that every man must devote a reasonable share of his time doing his duty in the political life of the community.” He also uses it when he says, “I think we ought to be broad minded to recognize the fact that a good citizen, striving with fearlessness, honesty and common sense to the best for the nation” (McKay). In both of these quotes Roosevelt is proposing what he thinks, but he is saying it in a way that it is almost a question. It forces the audience to ask themselves if that is how they think as well, and if it isn’t it causes them to think deeper about it. Which overall, was Roosevelt 's
He praises the nation, holding it to such a high standard and persuades people that it should continue to be elevated when he says, “Throughout America’s adventure in the free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace, foster the progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity, and integrity among peoples and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people.” He also relates himself to the rest of the people when he says, “As a private citizen, I shall never cease to do what little I can to help the world advance…” Parallelism is used to accentuate his theme of balance, “But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs, balance between the private and the public economy, balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable, balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual, balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the
MLK’s message being about peace, unity, fairness and freedom for and to all people shines through in this speech. The effects of MLK’s dreams are still relevant today in America, as well as his hope and vision for the United States and its citizens. “And that is something that I must say to my
America has been built on the foundations of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but how have those words help to define what our country is as a whole? America could not have become what it is without the foundations created by our founding fathers. With the unalienable rights established by our founding fathers, we, as citizens, are blessed to live a prosperous life in which our future is determined by our actions. America is a country where a man can have a dream and accomplish it, become one with his fellow citizens, and discover new innovations daily. Being an American gives citizens the right the live the American dream, cultivate the world’s melting pot, and strive to innovate new ideas.
Barak Obama’s Presidential voice in his inaugural address can be portrayed in his quote “We must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalised, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice.” his tone in this quote proves to the American people that President Obama has a resolution to the issues in American society which will resolve the American dream and its continued significance. An American voice can further be viewed in his address can be cited “What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago.” Ethos is presented as Obama appeals to the moral integrity and ethics of the American public by employing references to the American ideal and their allegiance to