We Choose To Go To The Moon Analysis

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We choose to go to the Moon “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon, and returning him safely to Earth,”- President John F. Kennedy, he was one of the most loved presidents of all time. He had an average public approval rating of 70.1. On May 25th, 1961 JFK gave the “We choose to go to the Moon” speech at Rice University, Houston, Texas. The speech that was given launched America into a direction towards new innovations and ambitions for the future. At the time America was engaged in the Cold War. Fear of the soviets was on the edge of everyone’s thoughts. Soviet Russia was in a period of having superior aeronautical advancements. Russia Putting the first…show more content…
The expense of the first lunar landing was roughly $25 billion in 1969, now days that’s equal to around $150 billion dollars. To justify these massive expenditures, he assures that not only can we get to the moon, but the technology and research from it will provide new technology to benefit mankind. Such as the first weather satellite. President Kennedy also hand-picked the head of NASA. “With the advice of the Vice President, who is Chair of the National Space Council, we have examined where we are strong and where we are not- JFK” This gives Kennedy more credibility in the argument because it shows he has clear knowledge and understanding of the topic. Additionally, it also shows that he has straight collaboration with NASA, strengthening his position on the topic. JFK uses a common persuasive term as well, repetition, in the words of “We choose to go the moon”. There’s a key aspect of the speech, the location that the speech was given is at Rice University, Texas. He states “We meet at a college noted for knowledge… for we meet in an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear… The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.” The fact that it’s at a university and he mentions that it represents knowledge gives the people a good hook. Bringing their senses and minds focused in on what he has to

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