President John F. Kennedy and His Inaugural Address


On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy became the 35th president of the United States during the time of his speech he gave a message to people because the U.S has gone through so much. In the “Inaugural Address,” John F. Kennedy is trying to convey the idea that we can live in a better and more peaceful world if we unite globally to battle major issues affecting all people." One instance where Kennedy develops this idea is in line #.2 (Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms--and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations ) This shows us that if we all join a nation instead of dividing each other we would be in a more peaceful world if we can all unite and not fight each other instead. This connects to the central idea because it shows a perfect example of why we should unite instead of dividing and also because if we both unite they can eventually have absolute control.

In this speech, Kennedy uses Pathos to develop the idea that we can live in a better and more peaceful world if we unite globally to battle major issues affecting all people. Logos is defined as Reason and logic which in most of this speech shows. Kennedy states as found in line #22 “Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce.” This is an example of logos because He is trying to compromise with this nation to create peace between them. also showing reason that the world can be a better place if we try to seek change also he says that we should seek for wonders instead of terrors. Kennedy states as found in line # 22 “All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.”This is an example of logos because he uses logic and reasoning in the speech. He knows that change is not going to happen from day to night but he also knows that it's not impossible to try, JFK wanted Americans to remember the core values and bring peace to the world. Through the use of Logos, the author teaches the readers the idea that we can live in a better and more peaceful world if we unite globally to battle major issues affecting all people because he is bringing the idea that the world needs to come together and fight the common enemy of racism and poverty .this speech brings a great message not only to the U.S but to the world too.

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