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Public Service: John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

- President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address is considered one of the greatest speeches in history and one of the shortest Inaugural Addresses at just 15 minutes. He attempts to build up America’s pride and calls the nation to support their country. He describes these goals using a variety of rhetorical devices to increase public reaction. His short but powerful speech gives comfort to an American public fearful of war. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, into a new wealthy Catholic family (Mehltretter)....   [tags: inaugural address, communists, war]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech

- 'With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.' In the delivery of Lincoln's 'Second Inaugural,' many were inspired by this uplifting and keen speech. It had been a long war, and Lincoln was concerned about the destruction that had taken place....   [tags: Rhetoric of Lincoln's Inaugural Speech]

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American Presidents and Their Inaugural Speeches

- Usually when the President of the United States delivers his inaugural address, he delivers a message of hope. Also he addresses the national issues at hand. He asks for mutual cooperation with the government at all levels. He emphasizes that the Constitution guarantees the rights of all citizens. During the Gilded Age, the inaugural addresses from President Hayes to President McKinley had the same message and addressed the same issues of the era. In his inaugural address, President Rutherford B....   [tags: National Issues, State Governments]

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Rationale Of The Inaugural Address

- Part I: Reasoning in the Inaugural Address President Roosevelt in his inaugural speech first realized the importance of his presidency, the speech and the US. He mentioned that the thing the US nation needs to fear is the fear itself. He further mentioned it as unreasoning, nameless and unjustified terror which constraints and paralyze the efforts needed to make retreat (Davis, 2014). The general purpose of the speech was to lead the nation to make advance against all the odds. The specific purpose of this speech was to communicate the agenda of presidency as this was the first speech by the president....   [tags: President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt]

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Obama's First Inaugural Speech

- Picture this: a cold January day in Washington D.C, the first African American president is about to be inaugurated with a combined audience of over 38 million looking to be inspired. Ted Sorensen, a former speechwriter for John F. Kennedy, believes “An inaugural address is by definition a defining moment for any new president.” An inaugural address is a stepping stone for each new administration because it creates a first impression; the address marks the time when the president stops trying to win votes and starts taking action....   [tags: Inauguration, American Presidents]

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President Kennedy's Inaugural Address

- Fifty years ago almost to the day one of America's most beloved presidents was assassinated while campaigning on the campaign trail in Dallas. Prior to this traumatic even President Kennedy had made one of the most beloved inaugural addresses the country has ever herd a president speak. This speech is made memorable by historical changes called for by Kennedy, the diction and phrases used, and the literary tools that he used on that cold January day. Although the speech was only thirteen minutes long it goes down in history as one of the most beloved pieces of literary work....   [tags: beloved speeches]

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John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

- John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address Ceremonial speeches are given to mark ceremonial events and help a society move beyond their differences. John F. Kennedy gave a ceremonial speech, his inaugural address, on January 20th, 1961, marking one of the most historic speeches in time. In John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address speech, that is being evaluated today, the author uses social cohesion as a call for the nation to give back to the country, as we should do of course, and to ask, and expect less from the government, but that we should all have equal rights....   [tags: famous ceremonial speeches]

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Marching in the Inaugural Parade for Barack Obama

- Music is the expression of passion, emotion and opinion through the harmony of melody and song. As I reflect on my educational and social journey, I begin to understand how my experiences are like a musical masterpiece, composed of intricate and dynamic passages and movements. I was first introduced to music in the fourth grade and as I matriculated my passion for music grew quite strong. In middle school and high school, I participated in various musical ensembles on colleges campuses and competed as both a soloist and in a quartet....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

- In his inaugural address, John F. Kennedy delivers a speech worthy of his American heritage, in which he effectively utilizes an inspirational tone to establish his objectives and to influence the Soviet Union, New nation states, and his American citizens with hopes to prevent nuclear annihilation. John F. Kennedy warns the new nation states that “those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger end[ed] up inside,” attempting to alert and strike fear into those who choose communism, will soon regret the decision....   [tags: emotional tone and rhetorical devices]

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Lincoln 's First Inaugural Address

- One of Lincoln’s most famous quotes is “A House divided against itself cannot stand.” This describes his presidency well- focusing on maintaining the Union. In the beginning, Lincoln tried to stay out of sensitive affairs involving the North and South in an attempt to keep them together, promising the South little interference. Despite this, he played a key role in passing the Thirteenth Amendment, doing whatever it takes to end slavery for good and ending the Civil War. Reading Lincoln’s first Inaugural Address, one wouldn’t think he would be the president to end slavery.Speaking on outlawing slavery, he says,“I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.” A...   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Barack Obama 's Inaugural Address

- In President Barack Obama’s 2008 inaugural address, in the aftermath of one of the most memorable campaigns and turning points in American history, he promised to create another turning point: increase the quality of healthcare and decrease its cost (Obama 2009). Throughout his campaign, Obama argued the healthcare system in America needed change and from day one in office his administration held this priority as one of their most important. After multiple drafts and many failed attempts at a bipartisan healthcare reform plan, Obama was able to get his plan through a Democratic-controlled Congress and onto his desk the most significant overhaul of the U.S....   [tags: Health care, Health insurance, Barack Obama]

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John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

- Saul Cardenas English period 2 History period 7 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Inaugural Address 1961 During the time of the Cold War people did not worry about earthquakes like we do now, instead they were agonized by the the thought of an arms race that would lead to a nuclear fallout, World War 3, Dystopian society, or the end of the world. During the peak of the Cold War, there was one president who was known for the way he handled the people of his country and made them believe in a much brighter future for themselves....   [tags: Cold War, United States, Vietnam War]

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Inaugural Address to the People of the US

- Inaugeral Address to the People of the US Hello ladies and gentleman, citizens of the United States of America. Today I will be reading to you my inaugural address, and will hopefully cover any and all issues or questions you may have about why you should, and trust me, you should, vote for me to be your president. The ten issues I will be addressing in my speech are: education, medical care, employment, welfare, crime, drug trafficking, language, environment, media, and abortion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lincoln 's Inaugural Address As A Neo Aristotelian Criticism

- ... This divide was a result of tensions over the specifics of Jay’s Treaty in 1794. The treaty sought to resolve issues between Great Britain and America. It was said about Jefferson, that the Federalist negotiations of Jay’s Treaty, “rekindled his old partisan fervor.” Additionally, France’s reaction to the treaty and John Adam’s political response, “outraged the Republicans” and they went on to allege that, “Federalists had secret designs for monarchizing American society.” These sharp divides ignited partisan politics in America....   [tags: United States, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr]

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John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Address

- The inaugural address has been a traditional practice to every president since George Washington first did it at his second inauguration in 1793. An inaugural address is an important aspect that marks the beginning of a public leader’s term in office. The address also serves as a way for the leader to address the public of their intentions as leader. There have been several different types of inaugural addresses, but one that has stood the test of time is John F. Kennedy’s address. Kennedy was elected president of the United States in the 1960 election after beating out Richard Nixon and the Republican Party in an election that the popular vote was won by a mere percentage point....   [tags: United States, Rhetoric, Democratic Party]

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Lyndon Baines Johnson 's Inaugural Address

- ... Both Johnson and Kennedy felt the government needed to take a more active role in helping those that were unable to help themselves and Johnson did not believe enough had been done by government in providing socioeconomic opportunities for the poor in America (Nash 845). Declaring a war on poverty, Johnson set out to pass legislation to remedy this failure by continuing to build on a domestic program President Kennedy prior to his assassination in an effort to ease the struggles of the poor....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, United States, Vietnam War]

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President John F. Kennedy and His Inaugural Address

- January 20, 1961 will forever be a day that marks a special moment in time in which President John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of the most memorable speeches in American History. His Inaugural address is one in which many famous quotes come from and one that is emulated in present speeches. In order to understand the importance of this inoculation one must understand the atmosphere of our nation at that time and what President Kennedy was trying to get across to his constituents. In this essay I will give you background information pertaining to the state our union in 1961; discuss the tone of the speech; and finally examine the impact that President Kennedy’s term played on our nation....   [tags: President John F. Kennedy]

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Rhetorical Strategies in John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

- In his prominent 1961 Inaugural Address, John F. Kennedy extensively employs pathos, parallelism, antithesis, and varied syntax to captivate millions of people, particularly to persuade them to stand together and attempt to further human rights for the “betterment” of the world. Kennedy’s effective use of various rhetorical styles succeeds in persuading his audience –the world and the U.S citizens—that his newly-seized position as the U.S. President will be worthwhile for all. Evident throughout his entire address, Kennedy employs a cogent pathos appeal to keep his audience intrigued....   [tags: pathos, parallelism, antithesis]

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President John F. Kennedy Inaugural Speech

- The first speech a person delivers can make or break other people’s initial impressions of him or her, giving them a reputation that may overshadow other qualities, good or bad. The crowd could love every word of the speech, and the speaker would revel in their everlasting applause. On the other hand, it could leave a stinging impression on the audience that would inhibit them from looking past this one particular speech if it did not suit their opinions. This type of situation can be every politician’s greatest fear, knowing his or her words will be remembered by so many people....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cold War]

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Abraham Lincoln 's Second Inaugural Address

- From 1861 to 1865 the United States faced a time of great turmoil among the North and the South in various battles that came to be known as the American Civil War. During this time, the South wanted to secede from the Union so that they could keep slavery, the North however wanted to abolish slavery and keep the North and the South united. The controversy from this period sparked some of the greatest speeches, plays, books, and poems of all time, all powerful and heartfelt in their own way. Included in the literary works born from the Civil War are Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address as well as Emily Dickinson’s poem, Success Is Counted Sweetest....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Rhetoric]

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Franklin Roosevelt 's First Inaugural Speech

- Nationwide, it is known that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the one to serve the longest time that any President has ever done so before and he was great at what he accomplished. Roosevelt was like a “grandparent” to the American people with the way that he would speak to them, acknowledge them, and explain what was going on in the world to them (Franklin, American). Each time that Franklin was elected, he had to give the nation an inaugural speech, each president does. However, his second, third, and fourth speeches all related to the topic of what he was going to change in his upcoming presidency compared to the courses of action he had taken in previous events....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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President Obama’s Inaugural Speech: Rhetorical Analysis

- President Obama’s Inaugural Speech: Rhetorical Analysis Barrack Obama’s inauguration speech successfully accomplished his goal by using rhetoric to ensure our nation that we will be under safe hands. The speech is similar from ideas obtained from the founding documents and Martin Luther King’s speech to establish ‘our’ goal to get together and take some action on the problems our country is now facing. As President Barrack Obama starts his speech, he keeps himself from using ‘me’, ‘myself’, and ‘I’ and replacing it with ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘together’ to achieve ethos....   [tags: ethos, unification, action]

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President Kennedy 's Inaugural Speech And Cochise

- For centuries war between tribes , gang and nations have destroyed more than a million lives and let the earth more often destroyed than it was before.however some leaders thru history refute the idea of war choose peace and find a common ground to solve their different issues .In that optic, President kennedy in his inaugural speech and Cochise in his text “iam alone” even thought they appear to be different because they were given in different context of history ,are actually in agreement ....   [tags: John F. Kennedy assassination, John F. Kennedy]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy 's Inaugural Address

- “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s famous 1961 inaugural address began one of the most important presidencies in the history of the United States. The 35th president of the United States was like no other, he had a leadership quality that as the quote implies, gave the people empowerment, and held a relationship with the American people different than the prior 34 presidents. Kennedy was born into a very wealthy Irish Catholic family in Brookline Massachusets on May 29, 1917....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy assassination]

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Abraham Lincoln 's Second Inaugural Address

- ... Specifically, Lincoln (1865) stated the following: It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. In addition to the aforesaid characteristics, Lincoln’s Address also contained motive. His motive was to guide his people to a better place with his words. Lincoln wanted to show them that although the nation had gone to war on this issue, no matter if they believed that they were right or wrong, they would not be judged in Lincoln’s eyes, nor should they be....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

- Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address As I read the lines carefully of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, I wonder how a man who is elected for his second term as president with over 54% of the popular vote, and in turn, compose such an eloquent address can be assassinated little more than a month later. In reading other commentaries concerning this address it seems to me that everyone concurs that this address is one of the finest speeches ever written by a president. Lincoln wrote other memorable speeches such as his first inaugural address, and the Gettysburg Address, which are of equally high caliber, however, his second inaugural address is considered a favorite by most critics....   [tags: American History]

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John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

- Overflowing with vivid tropes and other satisfying discourse, John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address plays to an irrefutably pleasant melody. Strong, motivational verbs are coupled with pretty and sophisticated adjectives in a manner that would make the most inane speech capable of swaying an entire population. And sway Kennedy did, for his garnering of the pulitzer prize (he is the only president to have done so) certainly had basis in a man of sound judgment that was wise beyond his years. The auditory gratification that would come with hearing Kennedy’s speech is substantiated by a true, moral message that would both excite and unite all Americans....   [tags: American History]

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A Critique on a Critique of a Speech: Lessons in Leadership from FDR

- Everybody Will ALWAYS Judge You A Critique on a Critique of a Speech Many people throughout history have read and reread and discussed, critiqued, dissected, and reinterpreted other people’s stories and speeches. They all try to find a new way to look at them and try to make everybody listen to their ideas of what they mean. They pick out every tiny little detail of the said speech until there’s not much more to admire and sometimes they often miss the entire meaning of the written work. It is found to be rather tedious and obnoxious to take somebody else’s work and turn it into something else completely....   [tags: inaugural, action, evidence]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Obama’s First Two Speeches as President

- President Barack H. Obama has been always using rhetorical strategies in his political speeches. He used these strategies to present important points and views of his in front of public. Delivering points and views properly and logically got him to be the president in the first place. President Obama used mostly ethos and pathos, yet some logos to deliver his inaugural and the state of union speeches. Being that, he was able to reach the audience emotionally and make the speech flow efficiently while he preserved his credibility....   [tags: political speeches, inaugural address]

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inaugural address

- On Thursday January 20th 2005, President Bush delivered his second inaugural address after being sworn in for his second term. In his address Bush promised to keep his word and fulfill his duty as president of the United States. These duties have not been upheld according to the numerous protestors who showed up at his Inauguration. In his Inaugural Address Bush discussed many things. The inaugural address was a speech which would reassure the American people that President Bush will lead us to victory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Address

- ... As noted on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website, when Kennedy delivered his famous “ask not” line, “he appealed to their noblest instincts, voicing a message that Americans were eager to hear, even as he confronted the grim reality of the nuclear age” (“Poetry and Power”). With over twenty thousand people in attendance for the address and an additional eighty million Americans watching on television, Kennedy’s Inaugural Address was wildly popular and well received (Dinneen)....   [tags: Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Soviet Union]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy 's Inaugural Speech

- By delivering his inaugural speech, President Kennedy mentioned not only the American people, but also people from over the world including new states, old allies, and the Soviet Union. He also sought to inspire the nation after a long, divided election; to alleviate the growing fearful of drawn-out cold war, and to bless the hope for peace in the nuclear age. By using the extensive use of rhetorical devices, President successfully completed and fulfilled the goals of his speech. Therefore, after reading his inaugural speech, I strongly want to choose this speech to analysis for my research paper....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, United States, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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FDR's First Inaugural Address, The Fog of Fear: Alan Axelrod's Interpretations

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a very interesting life. He was the 32nd President of the United States. He was born on January 30, 1882 in Hudson Valley of New York. His parents were James Roosevelt and Sara Ann Delano. Surprisingly his parents were sixth cousins. He went to Harvard College and was part of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He then married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, his fifth cousin. Together they had six children. Anna, James, Franklin, who died less than a year after he was born, Elliot, Franklin Delano Junior, and John....   [tags: interested, success, confident]

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President George Washington Bush’s Second Inaugural Address

- ... In the 3rd paragraph he says, “At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but by the history we have seen together.” He used this technique of implementing a common history several times in the next paragraphs of the inaugural address by referring to “the day of our Foundation,” “the mission that created our Nation,” and “the honorable achievements of our fathers.” To gain progress on the foundation of common ground President George W. Bush seeks to create commonality in ethics, morals, ideals, and values....   [tags: pathos and ethos, ethics, moral]

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Analysis of JFK’s Inaugural Address in 1961

- Analysis of JFK’s Inaugural Address in 1961 Throughout history, Presidents have used the Inaugural Address as an opportunity to help the mental framework of the American people and to the greater world. In order to effectively do so, those who craft the address must exhibit a mastery of rhetoric. More so than in other writing pieces, an Inaugural Address by nature appeals more to the rhetorical element of emotion. This is due to the fact that the address is intended to move its audience with powerful and socially lasting statements....   [tags: Papers Kennedy Essays ]

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Analysis Of Kennedys Inaugural Speech By ' Kennedys Inauguration Speech ' And ' How Should I Act '

- ... Lastly “The American Promise” by Johnson is also a very powerful speech. In this speech he makes many good points. Johnson explains how we are an equal country. Although we didn’t always have equality we now treat every one very equally. Through these equal rights I am glad to be who I am. Throughout these essays and many others we have read throughout this course I now truly understand who I am. Not only have I realized who I am, but I can now answer the second core question “What should I know?” Through many of these readings I have learned a lot about what I should know....   [tags: Democracy, Plato, Question, Plessy v. Ferguson]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech

- John F Kennedy delivered one of the finest speeches on January 20, 1961 after being sworn into office. His inauguration speech was so powerful that it captured the entire nations attention, and quotes from it are still remembered by people today. It is one of the finest speeches ever written. It provides a strong appeal to pathos, ethos and logos, and it is because of this that people who never heard the speech can quote lines from it. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech]

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John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

- The Inauguration A great period full various changes and conflicts, the nineteen-sixties wasn’t anything outside of native. From elections, wars, and inequality at its finest things seemed to be consistently moving at all angles and nothing puts a spark on the map brighter than one of our own presidents. It was January 20, 1962 when John Fitzgerald Kennedy took stage to be the thirty-fifth president of the United States. Written by Kennedy in late November of 1960, his inauguration speech goes to explain the various changes of the world as Kennedy campaigned to “get the country moving again.” His speech begins to address the differences of the generations as he wants to “pass the torch.” Ke...   [tags: speech, provoking arguments]

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Research Paper on Ronald Reagan's Innaugural Address

- Charisma is defined in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or enthusiasm for a public figure” (Merriam-Webster Online). Throughout history successful public speaking is a dominant trait for influential historical figures: persuasive speakers use charisma and charm to capture their audience and spark a difference in society. Political figures use charisma in order to campaign and promote their own political ambitions. Every fourth year a politician is elected President of the United States....   [tags: american presidents, american politics]

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Frank's Explaination of the Main Characterstics in Obama's Inauguration Speech

- ... As Campbell argues, “specific policies are proposed for contemplation, not for action... contemplative expository function differentiates inaugurals from State of Union address, in which proposals are presented for congressional action” (p. 40). Hence, Frank should have made clear Obama’s vision that forms the basis of his signatures instead of policies. Furthermore, I suppose there are two critical ideas behind Obama’s encouragement of a cosmopolitan civil religion that Frank should explicate....   [tags: unity, religion, politics]

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Abraham Lincoln: A Moral Unifier?

- Abraham Lincoln is a mythical figure in American culture and history because he is the President who saved the Union and abolished slavery. American admiration for him is so great that Americans have carved him into mountains and immortalized him in a Greek temple. In the Lincoln Memorial, one can find the inscriptions of the “Gettysburg Address” and “Second Inaugural Address”. To some, these speeches signify America’s rebirth as a unified political and moral country. Interestingly, these two speeches overshadow the fact that Lincoln’s words were once divisive....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln Essays]

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Rhetorical Analysis of President Obama's Inauguration Speech

- On January 20, 2009, President Obama was officially inaugurated and sworn in as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. The tradition of being inaugurated requires the president to give a speech about the goals they want to reach during their presidency. The president must make a speech that appeals to the audience while being professional. Rhetoric is a useful strategy to utilize in speech making. Obama uses rhetoric to achieve presenting his message of creating hope and change together in America while fixing the economic and social challenges and issues left behind from the previous president....   [tags: Rhetoric of Inauguration Speech]

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Essay on Alan Axelrod’s Summary of Franklin Roosevelt’s Inauguration Speech

- In Alan Axelrod’s brief interpretation of President Franklin Roosevelt’s inaugural address, he touches on a few key points about Roosevelt’s character. He sees the address as a direct manifestation of Roosevelt’s unique character. His ability to calm a struggling Nation with but a few words and the unfrazzled depth of American steadfastness. Axelrod correctly analyzed Roosevelt as being calm in the face of danger, an outstanding leader, and an eternal realist. President Roosevelt was a levelheaded, and Axelrod’s interpretation of the inaugural address shows this as being one of his most dominant traits....   [tags: character, speaker, leader]

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Civil War, The, And Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... Lincoln emphasized on the power of love and unity in “Second Inaugural Address”. Kennedy pointed out on the strong justice in “Inaugural Address”. King argues for African American’s right and equality in “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. These values are mostly explainable by religion especially by using the word "God". John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was the first catholic president in American history. He delivered one of the most memorable and poetic “Inaugural Address” on January 21st, 1961....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, United States, African American]

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Maya Angelou: Life and Poetry’s Fines

- “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope” (Brainyquote.com). That uncomplicated line was poet Maya Angelou’s enduring adage throughout the whole of her adult life. Angelou felt that love was among the many skills she possessed, believing to have a predisposition to love all people, and to inspire them to love as well. Maya Angelou’s love for mankind truly shows through her work of poetry as she jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to reach the ultimate destination of becoming an awe-inspiring human being....   [tags: maya angelou, love, female director]

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Why Lincoln Was A Good Man

- Lincoln lived through a very controversial time because he had the power to either end or continue slavery. Lincoln developed multiple opinions on the topic of slavery throughout his lifetime as his political positions changed. We can track the change in Lincolns views on slavery If we focus on the period of his life in between the First Inaugural and the Second Inaugural. In order to trace Lincolns journey from his First Inaugural Address to his Second Inaugural Address, we must first look at his life before the First Inaugural Address, so that we can understand the type of person he is....   [tags: Black people, White people, Abraham Lincoln, Race]

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The Failure of James Buchanan

- In 1856, a Presidential election occurred in the United States at a crucial period. Sectionalism was at an all time high and a leader was needed to unite the country. However, the man who won the election did not prove to be this leader. Instead, his platform was based on a deliberate failure to lead. Due to James Buchanan’s position that supported popular sovereignty in the expanding United States, the country divided even further over the topic of slavery to the point that the Civil War became inevitable....   [tags: civil war, sectionalism, presidential election]

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Rhetorical Choices in Political Speeches

- Every four years during any US Presidential election overzealous patriotism hits an all time high, and it truly shows with the citizen turnout at the newly elected President’s inaugural ceremony. In the months leading up to election day, Presidential candidates attempt to persuade voters to cast ballots in their favor through different forms of advertising which contains strategic rhetoric and political language. Political language otherwise known as “political propaganda”, is designed to influence masses of people within a nation, and even across the globe....   [tags: analysis, US presidential election campaigns]

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W. Weatherford, J. Stephenson, L. Shinn: Whom Shall Berea Serve?

- In the inaugural addresses of Willis Weatherford, John Stephenson, and Larry Shinn, the sixth, seventh, and eight presidents, the ethos of these three men is examined. Within these addresses, each president states what they feel are the most important aspects at Berea College. In the approaching paragraphs, the three of five aspects found to be most important will be defined: race, region, religion, gender, and class. Willis Duke Weatherford, the sixth president of Berea College, began quickly in his inaugural address that the ideals of Berea should be carried forward and made larger in the future....   [tags: Educational Issues]

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President Jefferson 's Goals And Criticism From The Extremes

- ... President Jefferson finished his address with the challenge to “hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty and safety” (Banning, pg. 264). The nations problems are only because we have strayed from the path. It isn’t a matter of disagreement, just misunderstanding. The Federalists or opponents just don’t understand the founding principles. During his written First Annual Message to Congress in December 1801 he expounds on the vision he shared in his First Inaugural Address, after sharing the state of affairs in the United States, the world and with our Indian neighbors....   [tags: President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson]

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Thomas Jefferson And His Vision

- Jefferson and his Vision Guided by his fervent and unwavering commitment to reason and the principles of natural law and natural rights, Thomas Jefferson crafted his own unique political and social vision for the United States of America which, excluding a few notable omissions, has survived to become an important contribution to the cornerstone of American democracy. His vision was of an agrarian and populist nation of citizens with access to general and widespread education, whose rulers are chosen on grounds of their individual merits and talents rather than on basis of birth and inheritance, and governed by a decentralized system of government, whose main duty is to safeguard the unalie...   [tags: American History]

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The Words of President Lincoln

- Many of the greatest presidential speeches were delivered during times of conflict. During his presidency, Lincoln spoke multiple times in regards to the Civil War. Shortly after being elected, Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, which was followed by many more speeches including his second inaugural address. Both the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln’s second inaugural clearly display how Lincoln’s style of writing evokes emotion, and rally’s the audience. Not only were his words meaningful at the time but also can be a reminder of our country’s values today....   [tags: American History]

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Roosevelt’s First Inauguration Address

- Roosevelt’s First Inauguration Address “The only thing that we have to fear is fear itself “said Franklin Roosevelt the thirty-second president of the United States in one of the most powerful political addresses ever delivered by an American president. President Roosevelt assumed the presidency during some of the darkest times in American history. He addressed the nation in a time of uncertainty and in a time of great fear. American Citizens were insecure about the economical situation the Unites States, as they were in the middle of the Great Depression....   [tags: American Politics, Depression]

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Roosevelt's Three Influential Speeches

-   As the president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt worked hard to provide safe, happy, and affluent life to American people. Many problems such as unemployment, poor banking and systems were caused by the Depression. In order to approach the resumption of the nation, Roosevelt planed to make changes. Some changes took place in the New Deal’s goals between the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural address in 1933, his campaign speech at Madison Square Garden in 1936, and his proposal for an Economic Bill of Right in 1944 did effectively bring people better conditions for their life, reformation of their welfare (for vulnerable people), and hope for freedom....   [tags: Social Changes, New Deal]

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Analysis Of Amanda Porterfield 's ' Doubt That This Statement Is Pretentious And False. '

- One of the biggest misconceptions of today’s society is that politics is run by pure fact and argument, with no spiritual aspect. However, Amanda Porterfield verifies in her novel Conceived in Doubt that this statement is pretentious and false. Amanda Porterfield takes us back to the time of early government structure and development. This era in the United States is in a stage of constant change and reformation. The United States could even be argued as blind by their religious views, affecting their morals and well-being for the future of the nation....   [tags: Religion, United States, Barack Obama]

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Analysis Of Richard Hofstadter 's ' American Political Tradition '

- In Richard Hofstadter’s book “American Political Tradition” he describes twelve biographical portraits of American statesmen, breaking them from longstanding reputations and putting them under scrutiny. Shockingly, among these statesmen is Abraham Lincoln. Hofstadter criticizes both his legacy and his political intentions. Lincoln, a president nationally regarded as a “self-made” man, nicknamed “Honest Abe,” and generally well liked, is not typically heavily criticized (Hofstadter 121). Hofstadter believed his reputation of being “self-made” was simply just a myth that he used to advance his political career and to seize opportunities of advancement (122)....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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President 's Speech : President Of The United States

- As emblematic representatives of their country, U.S. Presidents exercise their beliefs and concepts regularly through the use of eloquence. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected president of the United States in 1960. Kennedy became president during times of great danger and fear for the nation of America, and others around the globe. With Communism being further more popular, and large weapon’s being frequently produced all around the world, the people of America needed a new premier commander. As the youngest elected official to ever govern the White House, Kennedy wanted to show his genuineness as a ruler, and verify that his presidency would lead to great hope and future....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The Inspiring Effect Of John F. Kennedy 's Address

- ... He uses rhetoric to increase the odds of a positive public reaction. Kennedy appeals to logos (logic) effectively when he explained why it was logical to avoid war and secure a global peace. Kennedy urges “both sides” to help each other through problems than letting the issues divide the countries. He focus on the positive effects that science can have on society not its harmful and disastrous effects. Also, to unite all nations to create a world “where the strong are just, and the weak secure, and the peace preserved.” Kennedy`s pleas for a peaceful world was exactly what the American people needed to hear since it was a time when nobody wanted a war since nuclear weapons could literall...   [tags: United States, Cold War, John F. Kennedy]

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The Great Speeches of Araham Lincoln

- Since the time of the Ancient Greeks mastery of oratory has been a defining quality of esteemed statesmen. Countless examples exist of occupants of the Oval Office successfully using rhetoric to assuage the volatile sentiments of the people during times of crisis. In the wake of the Challenger Shuttle Disaster President Reagan comforted a grieving America with his “Touch the face of God” speech. In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Perl Harbor President Roosevelt gave an “infamous” address....   [tags: American History]

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Berea College: Whom Shall We Serve?

- Throughout Berea College’s history the school’s founders, John G. Fee, E.H. Fairchild, and William Frost, had a focus in their minds when Berea was created. The focus for Berea College was the importance of interracial education. This focus was met during Fee’s and Fairchild’s time in office. In Frost’s inaugural address he seemed to have shared the same focus. However, when Frost took his turn in office his focus was upon interracial education but was slowly starting to shift onto what he called the “mountain people.” Some felt that Frost’s change of focus in the college was saying that he felt that interracial education to be unimportant....   [tags: Race in America]

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The Legacy Of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos

- Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (Ferdinand Marcos) was born on 11th of September 1917 in Sarrat, Philippines and died on the 28th of September 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a Philippine lawyer and politician, and the Philippine President from 1966 to 1986. He was known for establishing a corrupt, undemocratic authoritarian regime. Marcos went to school in Manila and attended law school at the University of the Philippines in the late 1930s. His father, Mariano Marcos, was a Filipino politician. On 20th of September 1935 Julio Nalundasan was elected against Mariano Marcos for a seat in the National Assembly for the second time....   [tags: Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino]

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The Second Section Of Assassination Vacation

- ... It was a standard that Garfield spoke about the Republican parties goals within his inaugural speech, one which was eventually accomplished under Theodore Roosevelt was the goal of the Panama Canal. Next, the Arts and Industries building in D. C., is where Garfield held his inaugural ball. This building is also a building funded by Garfield’s actions as a congressman, that provided $250,000 to build what was known as the National Museum at the time. Additionally, where what is now the National Gallery of Art, is where Garfield got shot....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt]

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The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

- ... He later earned a Marine Corps Medal for his “extremely heroic conduct” after leading a group of men to an island after a boating accident. After the Navy, Kennedy worked as a newspaper reporter, and soon decided to run for the US House of Representatives in 1946. He won the election, and served three terms from 1946 to 1952. Craving more power, Kennedy ran for US Senate in 1952. With the help from his younger brother, Robert Kennedy, his personality, and the wealth of his family, JFK won the election....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon]

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Roosevelt as an American Leader

- The Great depression was a time of great need and hardships for American citizens all over the United States. America was in great need of a leader, someone who could make this dreadful process easier, and Franklin Roosevelt rose to the occasion. During Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address in 1933 and his 1944 State of the Union Address, emerged as the great American leader everyone was in desperate need of. He would take the blame off the American people as well as provide them with goals and a very achievable image of America in the close future....   [tags: American Government, Politics]

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Abraham Lincoln's Message and Rhetoric

- During the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, southerners was alarmed by it. Southerners were afraid of Lincoln getting elected because he was a Republican and that he was going to abolish slavery. They were scared about slavery getting abolished because losing slaves is losing a lot of wealth. In the south they felt threatened and were in danger. Years before the election started, southerners decided to succeed from the country if a republican was elected. In the first inaugural address of Abraham Lincoln, the primary message Lincoln tries to convey to the southerners is convincing them not to suceed....   [tags: slavery, freedom]

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The Personas of Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln is perhaps one of the most interesting characters to have ever graced the American political arena and presidency. He is most noteworthy, obviously, for his role in saving the United States from its own destruction and the eradication of the vile Southern tradition of slavery. However, upon deeper inspection, one finds there was much more to Lincoln than his political achievements. Throughout his years as a politician, there's a noticeable shift in terms of his character, and political persona....   [tags: politics, slavery, growth]

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Lincoln 's First Presidential Term

- During Lincoln’s first presidential term, he openly opposes the practice of slavery. Lincoln faces a dilemma with ending slavery because he doesn’t know what to do with the slaves once they are free. Lincoln personally believed in the idea of colonization for a post-slavery solution. Colonization consisted of deporting recently freed slaves to either Liberia or South America. Lincoln believed that white people and black people could never live together because black people would never be considered truly equal to white people....   [tags: Black people, White people]

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The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

- Although Abraham Lincoln was President over a century ago he is still considered to be one of our greatest Presidents, and his legacy remains important today." By the late 1800s, tensions in America had led to a split between the Northern and Southern states. During this period, the North became more industrialized as the South more agricultural. The two sides developed differing economies and ideas. By April 14, 1861, at Fort Sumter, the tensions came to a head as the American Civil War began....   [tags: American Civil War, United States, Abraham Lincoln]

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A Look Into America’s Women’s Rights Movement

- History A Look Into America’s Women’s Rights Movement Seneca Falls, New York July 19, 1848, about one hundred are gathered for the first gathering devoted simply for women’s rights. Among those in attendance were well known presently for their efforts in the women’s suffrage movement, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The inaugural meeting devoted to women’s rights held mostly women in its attendance along with a few men. It was at this meeting that Elizabeth Cady Stanton composed a “’Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions,” that echoed the preamble of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal...   [tags: suffrage, amendment, legislation]

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American Civil Religion and Politics

- American Civil Religion and Politics My major area of study is Political Science, and even if you haven’t majored in political studies you know that there are few things left untouched by politics. Religion, of course, is no exception. Issues concerning religion are some of the most hotly contested topics in politics today. Consider as an example, the seemingly never-ending conflict in the Middle East over rights to Israel. It can be argued that this conflict has as much to do with politics as it does with religious beliefs....   [tags: Papers]

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Andrew Jackson From A Biddle P

- Andrew Jackson: Should he be elected for a third term. Andrew Jackson has been a nuisance to me ever since his first term in office. Throughout the years, his administration has proved to be against everything that I have worked so hard to achieve. In the issue of the bank, he has abused his Executive power, given to him by the Federal Constitution. There are many instances of when Andrew Jackson has abused his executive power through his previous terms. In his first inaugural address, he proclaims, “In administering the laws of Congress I shall keep steadily in view the limitations as well as the extent of the Executive power trusting thereby to discharge the functions of my office withou...   [tags: essays research papers]

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President Abraham Lincoln

- "Although Abraham Lincoln was President over a century and a half ago (1861-1865), he is still considered to be one of our greatest Presidents, and his legacy remains important for the nation today." By the late 1800s, sectional tensions in America had led to a split between the Northern and Southern states. During the Antebellum period, the North became more industrialized as the South increased its agricultural production. The two sections developed differing economies and ideas and by April 14, 1861, at Fort Sumter, the tensions came to a head as the American Civil War began....   [tags: President Abraham Lincoln]

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A Comparison of Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech and Mandela's Glory and Hope Speech

- I Have a Dream and Glory and Hope were two speeches given, respectively, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela at times of great need; at times when ignorance and racially-based hubris intertwined themselves in the sparse gaps of human understanding. At first glance, the facets of humanity and blanket tranquillity seem to be in natural accord. Philosophers have struggled with the reason behind the absolute absence of peace as everybody, by definitions both classical and modern, longs for peace; conflict arrives from the disagreement on how to obtain it....   [tags: comparison compare contrast]

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Factors that Motivate Men to Enlist in the Military during the Civil War

- The American Civil War was a grueling four years in American history where there were more than 600,000 casualties. What motivated these men to originally enlist when the war started, continue on through the hardships of war, and take up arms against their own countrymen. According to historian John A. Lynn these can be divided into three categories of soldier motivations that are initial motivation, sustaining motivation, and combat motivation. Author James M. McPherson uses these categories as his thesis in the book “For Cause and Comrades” and proves it successfully....   [tags: American history, John A. Lynn historian]

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Robert Lee Frost: The Most Influential American Poet of the Twentieth Century

- "Don't ever take a fence down, until you know why it was put up"- a quote from Robert Lee Frost, a well-known American and English poet. Following the death of his father he faced many challenges, including failing to finish college and many unsuccessful jobs. Shadowing his father and mother, he began a career in poetry. With his literary career failing, he and his family moved to England and then back to America a few years later. His success in America began in 1915 when his collection of poems became a sensation....   [tags: Biography, Writer, Poet]

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John F. Kennedy 's Speech During The Middle Of The Cold War

- Have you ever heard someone say, “Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country”. This famous quote was given by the newly elected President of the United States on January 20th in 1961. In this speech Kennedy gave the speech during a significant historical period, which assists him in using all three parts of the modes of persuasion-- the logical appeal, the ethical appeal, and the emotional appeal. John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address speech was given during the middle of the Cold War....   [tags: United States, Cold War, John F. Kennedy]

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Biography of Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas From 1973 to 1979

- In this paper I will highlight one of the governors of Texas. Dolph Briscoe was the governor of Texas from 1973 to 1979. Not only was he a governor, he was also one of the largest individual land owners in Texas history. This in a state known for huge ranches. His philanthropy has provided support to a wide range of educational, medical, scientific, and cultural institutions. In this paper I hope to provide a little insight in to how much this man has impacted the evolution of Texas. Dolph Briscoe Jr....   [tags: american history, farm, texas, roads]

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The Federal Protectionism of Minority Rights in the United States

- Thomas Jefferson, in his 1801 First Inaugural Address for President of the United States of America, stated, “All . . . will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect and to violate would be oppression (Inaugural Addresses, 1989).” Jefferson was not alone in this thinking. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and others understood that the unbridled power of the majority, which is the life-blood of a democracy, could be easily used to ignore or degrade the rights of a minority group....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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A History of the Progressive Party in the United States

- Progressive Party The Progressive Party was created as a result of President Theodore Roosevelt. They were mostly focused on getting America's financial system back to usual and making essential modifications. Progressive Party of 1912 had been called a political party in the United State and it was created by a split in the Republican Party. This was created by Theodore Roosevelt when he lost the Republican nomination to the ins office President William Howard Taft and drew his delegates out of the conference (Mowry, 1946-1960)....   [tags: Presdient Theodore Roosevelt]

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Thomas Jefferson: The Founding Father of the Greatest Country

- Thomas Jefferson, the founding father of the greatest country. One of the most important, respected and a popular figure in the history of America. He was the first United States Secretary of State, as well as the author of “declaration of independence”. The man of many success, Governor of my home state Virginia. Finally, yet importantly the third president of the United States of America. His vision for America happened to be uniquely different from many other founders and presidents of this country....   [tags: author of the US declaration of independence]

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