Kennedy became President at the peak of the Cold War, replacing Republican Dwight D. In place of hostility between the two superpowers, Kennedy urged cooperation. This fourteen minute speech of President John F. The tradition of stacking the Senate, due to appointment by the prime minister, must not continue. To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledgeto convert our good words into good deedsin a new alliance for progressto assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. Below is a full transcript of the speech delivered at his inauguration on January 20, 1961.
To our sisters republics of south of the border, we offer a special pledge to convert our good words into good deeds, in a new alliance for progress, to assist free men and free government in the casting off chains of poverty. To that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support--to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective--to strengthen its shield of the new and the weak--and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run. Many Hollywood stars gave brief speeches or performed acts, rehearsed by and directed by , and stayed at the where preparations and rehearsals were photographed by. He spoke of the journey to the stars. Kennedy not to attend the gala at the behest of his father , fearing that his to actress was too controversial for the time and occasion, much to Sammy's and Sinatra's dismay. In addition, Kennedy was the first person born in the 20th century to have been inaugurated as President.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans -- born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. By using various rhetorical devices and… 971 Words 4 Pages A Rhetorical Analysis of John F. The goals he has are illustrated in strong appeals to emotion, by making a connection with the everyday American citizen. He won by a very small margin. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. The shortness of the speech showed he cared about the audience standing in the freezing temperatures on that wintry day.
With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own. For I have sworn before you and the Almighty God that the same solemn of oath of our forebears prescribed nearly a century ago would be warranted. He and Kennedy negotiated to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Kennedy gives his inaugural address at the Capitol in Washington after he took the oath of office in this January 20, 1961 file photo. Duration:14 minutes Problems playing this file? At one point he said, 'Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Throngs of onlookers and millions of television viewers also watched the procession; it took three hours to pass by. His inaugural address encompassed the major themes of his and would define his during a time of economic prosperity, emerging social changes, and diplomatic challenges.
The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe. 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? If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. He uses ethos by quoting the Bible Isiah 58:6 to show he has done all the research. Discontentment and rebellion came to characterize the second half of the decade. In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than in mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course.
For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. Robert Frost— who read one of his poems at the ceremony. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe -- the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. Will you join in historic effort? For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. A Speech of Passion and a New Beginning of Peace: John F. Mirroring the Electoral College system allows for states to retain their own identity, while scheduling stops larger states. Recognizing the fear and anxiety prevalent in the American people since the start of the Cold War, Kennedy geared his speech to have an optimistic and even idealistic tone as a means of providing comfort.
All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. By the time Kennedy was elected, he had earned a degree from Harvard University, spent time in the Navy during the Second World War, and was already enjoying a successful political career serving in both houses of Congress. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Instead, it was almost exclusively centered on foreign policy. Historians have generally regarded it as a success.
But let us ever fear to negotiate. In this way, he established ethos. Not because of the Communists maybe doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it--and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.
He personalizes his speech in looking forward to the future while using the past as an example. And do so, my fellow Americans, ask not what you can do for your country, ask what you can do— ask not what you can do for your country, ask what you can do for your country. And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house. Kennedy presented his youth not as a liability, but as an asset. . Sammy not being there was a loss.