Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

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John F. Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts and later he went to Harvard to study journalism to become a writer. Before becoming President, Kennedy was the Senator of his home state and part of the House of Representatives for the years of 1947-1960. He ran for President in 1960 and won the election where he reigned from 1961-1963 (“John F. Kennedy”). January 20, 1961 was the day that President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous inaugural speech, which became forever memorable for the United States since his words spoke to the people of America and made them feel secure. During this time, America was going through the Cold War, and President Kennedy delivered the speech to calm the nerves of American citizens because they were afraid of being destroyed. Throughout the whole speech, he assures America that he will do everything to make sure America will continue to have its freedom as long as the citizens of America were willing to come together to help make changes and create peace. The author of the speech strongly uses the appeal…show more content…
Kennedy. Since he was sworn into office during the Cold War the Americans were scared because nuclear power was advancing and they needed someone to come into office to solve the problem of war. He says, “Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us (Kennedy).” He wants to bring the nations together instead of fighting and “invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors (Kennedy)”. This speech helped the Americans to see that the United States had hoped because President Kennedy was going to fix all of the problems since he was an advocate for peace and freedom. It gave them the proof to believe that America had hoped and will continue to thrive and make progress such as ending the war for

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