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Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy. By: Neelam Ramzan 3 rd period English. Background. Birth: May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts Spouse: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Children: 4 Death (assassinated): November 22, 1963 at age 46 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy

Inaugural Address of John F. KennedyBy: Neelam Ramzan3rd periodEnglish

BackgroundBirth: May 29, 1917 in Brookline, MassachusettsSpouse: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Children: 4 Death (assassinated): November 22, 1963 at age 46 President: the 35th, served from 1961 to 1963, is the youngest president who served Political life: represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat and then later served the U.S. Senate and then later became president of the United States Speech: He personalizes his speech in looking forward to the future. He didnt focus on the policies that helped him win specifically, he made a connection with the everyday American citizen and all the people on Earth. He explains how we will do something for our country and not what our country will do for us and how we should turn our good words into good deeds.

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SOAPSTone Subject: John F. Kennedy is talking about what he will try to do in the future to make this a better country and how he will try to make it into a country where we all work together to make it better Occasion: His inauguration speech when he became the new president of the U.S., on January 20, 1961 Audience: To all of America and the fellow citizens including everyone that was settled at that time in the same place where he was giving his speech Purpose: He is informing us on what he is planning on doing in the future as a president to make our country better at uniting and working together, he also is trying to persuade us to unite with one another and try to work together in making the world a better place Speaker: John F. Kennedy, president of the U.S. at that time Tone: Strong, Peaceful, Inspiring, Proud, Confidential Analysis 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. He explains how we are proud to have human rights and will still be together and unite for our human rights and freedom to exist in the future.Analysis So let us begin anew remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. He is stating to remember in being polite and honest is always good and important in all situations and that you shouldnt make any decisions while you are afraid and to never be afraid to make decisions. In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. 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. He is stating how lucky you are to be there and helping in trying to defend/protect freedom and keep it. He thinks that it is an important responsibility he has and he is not angry of it or sad of it. And he thinks that we together can and will light this world.

Major Premise My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. In this quote, he is saying that working together and uniting will make our country better and it will produce peace into our country and maybe throughout the whole world. He thinks that this is very important in making our nation best and just that uniting is very important.


For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago. John F. Kennedy says that he took an oath and the audience had seen it and so did God, they witnessed it and he is basically trying to find a similar thing he has with his audience. Let both sides unite to heed, in all corners of the earth, the command of Isaiah to undo the heavy burdens, and [to] let the oppressed go free. John F. Kennedy uses a quote form the Bible expressing that we should rather join together and care for the poor or people who are dying from hunger to make the world a better place.


My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. He is asking everyone what we together can do for our country. He takes everyone into consideration, making them feel they have a part in the country. He also uses we a lot also throughout the whole address. He makes everyone think what we together can do if we unite and how the world can change. Another thins is that diction is important in his speech, he uses words like freedom, loyalty, sacrifice. He uses these words because they can relate to everyone, to draw people in.Logos

Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. Here he is saying how our rules should be about negotiating with other countries, to never agree in fear but also never fear to agree. This is logical.Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. let both sides join in creating a new endeavor --- not a new balance of power, but a new world of law where the strong are just, and the weak secure, and the peace preserved. In these quotes he explains the prevention of war and it is logical to prevent war. He is asking both sides to help each other and think of ways that will unite us instead of letting problems divide us (countries). He is also saying to think about the positive effects science can give us instead of the dangerous effects. Then he states how we need to unite in order to make a better world. Repetition Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty. we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves We dare not tempt them with weakness. Throughout the whole speech, John F. Kennedy uses we or us a lot. He is basically putting us together, uniting us and putting no difference in us. It shows you that uniting the people of America and the whole world is a very important goal of his. Powerful Lines United there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided there is little we can do -- for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder. "All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days; nor in the life of this administration; nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin." Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce. "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

Literary Devices Alliteration whetheritwishesuswellor ill highstandardsofstrengthandsacrifice letus go forth toleadthe landwelove When you repeat the sound or the same letter at the beginning of closely connected words. Metaphor But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside. Representing another in comparisonTo Follow

March 1, 1961 He establishes the Peace Corps which is organization that sends volunteers to countries to develop them September 12, 1962 He announces his goal to put a man on the moon October 16, 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, He is shown photos of Soviet nuclear missile sites being installed in Cuba, To minimize Soviet power in the West, the president initiates a blockade of Cuba the following week June 11, 1963 Civil Rights, In a televised address to the nation, Kennedy proposes the enactment of civil rights legislation, marking his first decisive action oncivil rights August 5, 1963 Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, U.S. and Soviet officials agreeing not to test nuclear bombs in air, space, or water JFK Assassination Lee Harvey Oswald shoots and kills John F. Kennedy in Dallas, where the president is campaigning for re-election.