“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”. Born of Irish descent in May of 1917, Brookline Massachusetts native John F. Kennedy would eventually become the youngest man ever to be elected as President of the United States of America. He guided the nation through the early 1960s, handling conflicts with other nations and working to improve the lives of all Americans. He was not only one of the most well known presidents of the USA but was among the most influential people to ever live.
John F Kennedy-The American President The first president born in the 20th century. John F. Kennedy was a Congressman, a Senator before becoming the 35th president of the United States in 1961. As president he faced a number of foreign crises, especially in Cuba and in Berlin. He did get and increased minimum wage, better social security benefits and protected civil rights. Kennedy was a respected and a beloved president of all times.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, was born in 1882 in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Delano Roosevelt. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. FDR was the only president to have ever served more than eight years in office. Roosevelt gave the nation hope with his bold statement, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" (http://www.whitehouse.gov/). Because of this and his unrelenting optimism, Franklin Roosevelt is widely regarded to be one of the greatest leaders of the United States.
Thomas 1 Allison Thomas Carrie Waldrop English 112-160 July 2, 2012 Address to the Nation On January 20th of 1961, John F. Kennedy, the youngest president of the United Sates of America addressed the nation and world in his inaugural address, after a challenging election and precarious period in which our country was enduring. With issues such as the Cold War and the cruel inequality issues our county was facing the success of his speech was imperative. In this thoughtful, well worded speech he challenged, inspired and provoked Americans to become passionate about their country stating, “ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country.” (Kennedy) The words chosen for the address were well thought out, planned words, which were carefully placed and spoken beautifully. In his inaugural address Kennedy argues that new times are on the horizon for the United States and gives examples on how to unite the country and world. At the beginning of the inaugural address Kennedy begins with a strong and reassuring statement “We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom-symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning-signifying renewal, as well as change.” (Kennedy) This statement demonstrates humility by removing his personal gain and turning it into a victory for the American people.
A rhetorical question is a question that is asked in order to make a point, it is asked merely for effect with no answer expected (Merriam-Webster, 2011). The Rhetorical question that JFK asks in his inaugural speech was: “Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and west, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?”(John F. Kennedy) This question basically asks the millions of Americans to join in his efforts, to get behind him and help assure the more “fruitful life. By asking this question he is calling the American people, not only to realize the hostility that had been happening between countries but also to do something and to take action. He is inspiring them to do more for their country and causing them to think what they are willing to do for their country and at what
Early Life and Education On September 18, 1951, Benjamin Solomon Carson was born in Detroit, MI. He was the second child and son of Sonya and Robert Solomon Carson. Sonya was a stay at home mom who had dropped out of school in the third grade. Robert was a Baptist minister and the two got married at the ripe age of 13. At first, Robert was a wonderful husband and showered his wife with gifts and attention but this eventually faded and the happy couple divorced Ben grew up in inner-city Detroit with his mom and older brother, Curtis, and his family was not the wealthiest either.
During the time he was first elected into office he had a lot on his plate. Never before in history was the entire nation afraid that we were going to invaded on. At that given time the only major issue he needed to put before all was the fear of a nuclear war. In this situation Kennedy showed his true courageous side of him and really stepped up and did his role in protecting his country. Not many know that Kennedy built a relationship with Khrushchev.
All The President’s Men In all fairness aside, no other film combines the elements of investigative journalism and Washington politics more compellingly than “All the President’s Men.” It entails the story of two reporters working for the Washington Post who alleviated the fall of President Nixon, therefore adapting the way both politics and journalism is now viewed. On the surface, it's a great story about journalist’s, and for many, it shows the successful portrayal of a how a journalist goes about his or her day. It is certainly not the easiest of stories to fully comprehend, as it took some time and effort to understand the story fully. However, by making the film personal, the narrative driven by the fire of its lead characters,
“An effective president must be every year more concerned with projecting images of himself”, “our national politics has become a competition for images or between images, rather than between ideals” (Source C). A good example of this would be Bill Clinton disclosing his choice of underwear with the American public. “He had been asked to do so by a member of the MTV generation” (Source B). Due to “televisions sense of intimacy, the American people feel they know their presidents as person and hence no longer feel the need for party guidance” (Source B). Although media created an increase in public involvement with politics, the interest has been subdued and replaced by a more apathetic political view by the public.
Johnson (L.B.J.) was inaugurated to become president, activists like MLK and the NAACP were afraid that they would lose the support they once had. When L.B.J.’s gave his speech to congress, it was a compelling speech that sparked a change in America. His words were strong and powerful, he helped send a message that was long overdue. L.B.J.