9 / 11 Speech Analysis

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In the 9/11 attacks, there were many casualties. This attack created commotion and was being televised everywhere, informing the entire United States. Ever since the attacks, presidents of the United States always acknowledge and commemorate the deaths of the various workers, family members, and neighbors that were caused to this event. In the reading for Wednesday, there were copies of two speeches, one given by George W. Bush, the president at the time and President Obama, our last president. These speeches both share messages of hope, reassurance, union and strength, something the United States citizens need to hear from our leaders. As leaders of the United States, presidents must lead and reassure their country that they are protected and valued. In the case of the 9/11 attacks, citizens all over the country needed to know that we were looking for justice and that we were protected and ready in case of another attack. The speech that George W. Bush gave that same day of the attacks, offered a lot of what citizens needed to hear. His speech, although short, shared the grieve all the country was suffering and gave citizens assurance that America was strong by saying, “These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong.” He also continuously uses phrases such as “best of America” and “brightest beacon of freedom” to reassure and convince the general public that we fine and that as a country,

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