John F. Kennedy Inaugural Speech
Since the beginning of the world, we can see how powerful men had control minorities, throughout power forced. But, times had change and Human Rights are respected. In consequences, our leaders started to use the Faculty of Speech. Which is one of the most powerful tools of persuasion right now at the time. On January 20, 1961, The United States President at the moment, John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of most powerful and appropriated speech for the situation that the United States of America was living at the time. Moreover, The United States of America were living the period of post war, Americans citizens were afraid of Communism so, throughout his speech Kennedy assured peace seeking and to protect Americans from Communism. Also, in his speech John F. Kennedy presents himself as world-wide leader, coming back to Americans’ foundation using Enlightenment’s ideas. Taking into consideration the racial fight of the Freedom Riders.
By the 1960’s United States of America were living in the Modern Era, men were closer to step over the moon and technology was helping people to live a better life. In the contrary, American feared war and Communism. According to Enotes.com, United States of America Fear about Communism, because of its influence around the world and its ability to turn people against Democracy and Capitalism. For this reason, Kennedy stated “To those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required -- not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right” Communism was a menace to Modernism and the America’s Economy. That’s why John F. Kennedy, when he spoke to the audience, he projected himself as a World -Wide leader. The last thing that Americans wanted as a president was a Communist Sympathizer. As a result, Americans were on Kennedy sides on that.
I don’t know everybody wishes and yearnings but, I am sure about one thing, most of the people have one wish in common, which is to live in a place where everybody will have equal rights regardless, race, gender and nationality. That’s why The President Kennedy went back to John Locke’s ideas. According to Quizlet John Locke stated “All people are born free and equal, with three natural rights—life, liberty, and property. The President Kennedy said the same thing but using different words, he stated “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. 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”. In my opinion, it was a strong Attention Getting Device apparently,...