Through his simple, optimistic, and charismatic rhetorical style, former president John F. Kennedy was able to connect with the American people on a personal level that no other president has ever been able to replicate. While Kennedy had proven himself as an influential speechmaker during his campaign, no one would have guessed how powerful his first speech as president would be. “John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address” has gone down as one of the most memorable inaugural addresses of all time. The phrase, “Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country” has remained popular even in today’s society and truly shows the powerful effects of Kennedy’s public speeches. This phrase is just one of many that support one of Kennedy’s most employed rhetorical strategies: putting himself in the shoes of his audience.
When Lincoln was a little boy he received the nickname “Honest Abe”. President Lincoln was mainly known for leading the Union in the Civil to victory and beginning the process of ending slavery which was a major issue back when he was President. Although many were not happy with Lincoln’s choices with ending slavery, mainly the South, some were also thankful and appreciative of his acts. Lincoln was known for his character and leadership and how he was so determined with what he did. Lincoln was know for one of his most famous speeches which is the Gettysburg Address which summed up and showed how Lincoln acted as a President and how his character such as determination and perseverance played a big role in winning the Civil War and being a successful President.
They faced different issues while in office; however both presidents showcased the very best qualities for their jobs and were able to unite the nation during their most difficult times. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 to a wealthy Colonial family who owned tobacco plantations as well as slaves in Virginia. His father and older brother died when he was young, so he became very independent and a hard worker from a very early age. In 1787 Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution. Two years later, George Washington became the first President of the United States of America on April 30, 1789, in New York City.
Abraham Lincoln exhibited many of these characteristics when he was just a simple man, a lawyer, a politician, and the President of the United States. As many people know, Abraham "Abe" Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States. He was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. In his time as President, he did many great things; such as passing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared the freedom of slaves within the Confederacy, which led to the Thirteenth Amendment. Also, in becoming President, he swore an oath to have integrity and use it to make the Unites States better.
Roosevelt’s life and rise to the presidency were two extremely vital factors that impacted the development of America. Franklin D. Roosevelt has in present time been the base of what Americans call a “good president”. When Barack Obama was elected forty-forth preident of the United States many attempted to compare him to Roosevelt to see how he would measure up. Roosevelt’s life and political career are tremendously interesting and are essential to America’s survival through the Great Depression, and to the development of America as a modern world
First of all, as he delivered his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial he analogizes Lincoln in his speech, “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the emancipation proclamation.” (King) Where the Ethos are found, his use of Lincoln brought authority to his speech. Lincoln was a powerful and great president who empowered the American people throughout the civil war. He had gained the trust of America and had established a new sense of freedom. Dr. King is
The Astonishing Legacy of Abraham Lincoln “Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites, East Coast elites and prairie Westerners, liberals and conservatives, the religious and secular, scholars and popularizes- all have recalled a sometimes startlingly different Lincoln (Kunhardt III).” Abraham Lincoln was viewed as a hero by many and a martyr by others. Lincolns path through his presidency has left him a legend and to be known as, “the great example of democratic leadership-by most criteria, truly our greatest president. (Kunhardt III).” No matter the mistakes President Abraham Lincoln made in his journey, they have helped to shape the free country we now live in. His work in the civil war, the emancipation proclamation, The Thirteenth Amendment, as well as his dreadful assassination have created his legend and extolled his reputation. Abraham Lincoln was not a man of high rank before his presidency; his only military experience was from being “captain of a militia unit that saw no action in the Black Hawk War (McPherson).” Even without the same education that his peers received, Lincoln was known to be a quick study, “He observed the successes and failures of his own and the enemy’s military commanders and drew apt conclusions; he made mistakes and learned from them; he applied his large quotient of common sense to slice through the obfuscations and excuses of military subordinates (McPherson).” He was also known for his admirable speeches which he wrote for himself by hand.
It is admirable that the United States military is powerful and voluntary. Americans love the democracy it has built. The democracy they love as defined by President Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg address in 1863: “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” E.B. White described democracy in a simple, yet brilliant manner as: “…the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communication in libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. Democracy is a letter to the editor.
Washington served as president for two terms, during which he accomplished many new things. Washington accepted Jay's treaty, which settled the arguments between America and the British. Washington also decided that the Bill of Rights should be added to the Constitution, agreeing that they should have Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, and Freedom of Religion. George Washington was a brave and intelligent man who fought for his country’s freedom and enforced that freedom as the first president of the United States; due to his accomplishments Washington is remembered as one of the greatest presidents of all time. Other presidents have impacted this country as well.
Leadership Styles Annamarie Jenkins HCS/475 April 30, 2012 Successful Leadership Style There have been many presidents that have serve this wonderful country, yet there is one in particular that stands out the most. President Franklin D Roosevelt was a president that helped get this country through the first depression. He had many obstacles to deal with in his personal life but he did what was needed through his unique leadership to obtain the success of the United States. The following paragraphs will discuss his leadership styles and qualities that made him a successful president. Why this Leader was successful What made President Franklin Roosevelt a successful leader was that he had so many styles that was unique and capable in accomplishing tasks as president of the United States.