Rhetorical Analysis of JFK’s Inaugural Address John F. Kennedy was exceptionally talented in his ability of using tropes and schemes. This skillset is always imperative in any literature related work. The rhetorical strategies Kennedy uses in his inaugural address help him to achieve success with his ethos, pathos, and logos. Kennedy’s purpose in his speech is to reach out to America and raise their morale. He is also trying to show that he has true concern for the people, instead of simply having his own personal agenda of becoming president.
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.
During his Inaugural Address he states he is ready to assist and defend any nations in need and won’t back down from any threats that may face the nation. Kennedy also suggest at the same time he is ready to negotiate and come to terms with those opposing nations. His main points of his speech were to restore American Prestige and to show dominance worldwide. My opinions on this speech are mixed, Kennedy did a great job and undoubtedly one of the greatest Inaugural Addresses of US history, but he set the bar high, he talked about big ticket items that made it seem like he wasn’t afraid to police the globe. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address was strong and had many strong views.
At just 42 years old at the time, he became the youngest person ever to become President. Republican leaders always encouraged him to run for vice president because his status as a war hero would win him votes. They believed that having Roosevelt as vice president would keep Roosevelt from causing political problems but he became president. “Republicans cringed at the thought of him being in the White House. Republican Mark Hanna exclaimed, ‘Now look, that…cowboy is president of the United
Thirty-fifth President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, in his inaugural address, expresses the need to unite in order to gain world peace. Because Kennedy gave this speech during his inauguration, he inspires an entire audience around the world, instead of just in America. Kennedy’s purpose is to begin making a better America, to in turn make a better World. He adopts an inspirational tone in order to recruit the citizens of the world to help him. Kennedy begins his speech by stating that we, as the United States are willing to help any friend or indifferent group in the pursuit of liberty.
Propaganda, the true spearhead that pieces the heart of an enemy cause. Thomas Paine is an artist of propaganda that sways people with his words and inspires the common man to be more. Appealing to colonists on the side of a free and independent America and the undecided commoners. With the declaration on independence already written and revolution in full swing, his words are important now more than ever. He comments on America wanting peace and freedom, and how they wish not to fight the British but have no choice.
This essay Focuses on Franklin Roosevelt an how both his character and place in political time affected his success. Character; James Barber explains the potential successful president as someone with an “active positive” president. He defined being active positive in his book, The Presidential Character as, “those who appear to have fun in the vigorous exercise of presidential power… take action rather than waiting for action to come to them…self need, not sacrifice gratification for achievement… when seen outward, share a sense of self developing…”. The active positive president genuinely enjoys what he does. He further breaks the active positive personality down into four qualities; A conviction of capability- a belief in self ability for the job; A sense of the future as possible- an optimist outlook on things and a sense of the future as possible, regardless of the past and the openness to experiment to change things; A Repertoire of Habits – The ability to adapt to situations, a malleable personality to fit each situation that presents itself.
The discovery of the midget submarine confirms the account radioed to naval command at Pearl Harbor at 6:45 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941. A Japanese submarine was shot through the conning tower and then depth charged trying to enter Pearl Harbor behind the USS Antares. The crew of the attacking USS Ward, an older-style, four-stack destroyer, saw the midget sub lifted out of the water by depth charges after firing the fatal shot from its four inch side gun. The Ward's crew were Naval reservists from St. Paul, Minnesota. Unfortunately, Naval command in Pearl Harbor ignored the Ward's report and the aerial attack began at 8 am.
Olivia Hwang IB English HL Ms. Haske Video Ad: Political Campaign Series: Romney 2 Presidential campaigning ads have always been an effective method in gaining support for presidential candidates before a presidential election. The running parties put forth time and effort to appeal to the masses, in the hopes that voters of the country would deem the candidates worthy of becoming the next president. For the election of 2012, Republican nominee Mitt Romney created multiple ads that demonstrate the challenges Americans face today and how he is the man who can push America through this trying time. Through different visual and context techniques, one particular ad created at the start of the campaign portrays Romney as a man worthy of
Jack Bradley was urged by his father to join the Navy so he could avoid combat. Little did they know that by joining the Navy, Jack would be heading for the bloodiest battle in U.S. history. Jack, who had been working as a medic in a military hospital in Oakland, was transferred to San Diego where he was attached to a Marine unit. The unit, E Company, or Easy Company, began a rigorous training program that began in San Diego and was finally completed a year later on a small island in the Pacific called Tarawa. The six flag raisers were part of a huge armada of more than 800 ships heading for a historic confrontation that would take place on Island X, which was later revealed to be Iwo Jima.