In his acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention on June 27, 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt mentioned many challenges and concerns facing the United States during that time period. In his speech the President used short-hand phrases, brief references, and pejorative naming to make his larger, political and ideological points. FDR used terms like ‘economic royalists’, along with phrases like ‘new despotism wrapped in the robes of legal sanctions’, to identify the large corporations, investors and employers, who according to him are trying to influence policies and control the government for their own personal benefits. The President also uses phrases like ‘Necessitous men are not free men’, to reiterate his concerns and to point out how the working people of America are being deprived from their rights by these very same privileged employers. FDR compares 1936 to 1776, referring to the American Revolution and its significance in putting the power back in the hands of the average Americans, and how it is necessary to check the power of the corporations in order to protect the interests of the American people and restore the power back in the hands of the people.
Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and Franklin D. Roosevelt shared one common goal, digging America out of the depressive state she had been swallowed by. The Great Depression of 1929 that did not end until a decade later in 1939, hit the economy hard enough, that every single American was hurt, whether rich or poor, with the
When Patrick Henry gave his famous Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death speech he proved that pens are indeed mightier than swords. That speech undoubtedly lead to the formation of the great nation that we now live in today.
The author of this document, Huey Long, hoped to inform readers, mainly American voters, of the cause of the Great Depression and his solutions for fixing the economy, as well as the individual lives of Americans. This document comes from his book “Every Man A King” and it describes the need for his proposed “Share the Wealth” program in America. The quote that best explains Long’s intentions for joining the United States Senate and the writing of his book is this statement, “eventual day had arrived when accumulation at the top by the few had produced a stagnation by which the vast multitude of the people were impoverished at the bottom.” In this, he is referring to America’s mal-distribution of wealth during the 1920s by explaining the root of its problem. The reason for informing readers about these problems is so that solutions can begin to be put in place, starting with the persuasion of American voters to vote in Long’s favor. He writes that he hopes “I might do something to spread the wealth of the land among all of the people.”
According to Patrick Henry, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” (Henry 7). Patrick Henry was able to give an outstanding speech at the Virginia Convention, regarding the actions needing to be taken by the colonists. This speech included the criticizing and denouncing of Great Britain, along with the urging of the colonists to fight for independence. This including that the colonists need to become prepared because the unjust actions of the British were not simply going to go away. Henry urges the colonists to fight for the freedom that they rightfully deserve, and he does it extremely well. In Patrick Henry’s ‘Speech to the Virginia Congress’, he demonstrates passionate pathos appeals and rhetorical questioning to persuade the colonists to stand up for themselves and join the fight for their freedom.
In Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech, he uses different rhetorical strategies to support his argument. One of those strategies is Pathos, his appeal to emotion for war. Another is his use of tone, angry and determined, during his argument. Finally, there is his use of allusions to help understand his argument. Pathos, tone, and allusions help the reader understand his need for war against the British.
In 1932, when the American public voted President Herbert Hoover out of office, they were searching for an end to the economic troubles and high unemployment rates that had smothered the nation U.S. for two years. [ (Civilian Conservation Corps CCC) ] They turned to Franklin D. Roosevelt, a man who promised better life than the one many people were now
During the American Revolution, there were many politicians who helped the cause towards rebellion. Patrick Henry was one of these statesmen. He was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765. Shortly after being elected, Henry delivered a speech that spoke against the Stamp Act. But, his most famous speech was the “Speech in the Virginia Convention” in 1775. This speech flamed the Revolutionary spirit and led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. How did Henry achieve such a positive response to his speech? He accomplished this by developing ethos, pathos, utilizing repetition, and choosing an urgent tone.
Beyond this, Long’s concerns over the people’s interests in Louisiana extended into the national political arena, where they were particularly convincing considering the economic conditions of the Great Depression. By the early 1930s, Americans had began to fear the future should their dire economic conditions continue. Consequentially, the economic woes provided an opportunity for Long to press his “every man a king” message in the national arena, as when the conditions of the people wane, emotional interests in improving their lot tend to rise. In turn, these emotions were being inflamed through an effort by Charles Coughlin and other radio broadcasters, who regularly attacked the financial and political elite for their role in perpetuating the people’s plight. Therefore, having considered a range of cultural and political factors, one can see that Huey Long’s emergence as a populist was indeed a resemblance of the interests of the American people during the Great
After reading and analyzing Dr.Kings “Remaining Awake during a Revolution” commencement speech that he presented at Oberlin College during his graduation ceremony; he wanted the people to have a good visual on what he was explaining and talking about. King wanted to inform the people about what was going; so he used allusions, statics, and logos.
While The Kings Speech draws upon a number of historical facts and events, this is not its primary concern. The film is about the effect of a person’s family on how the person develops. For example, in The Kings Speech, King George VI’s brother abdicating and his father’s cruelty played a part in his stammer and lack of confidence. The film is also about the importance of a secure support system, for example Queen Elizabeth and Lionel Logue were Bertie's support system and they helped him overcome his stammer and lack of confidence. A third important issue in the film is about the different approach to class distinction by British and Australian people, as shown by the expectations of Bertie and Queen Elizabeth that Lionel Logue will do
In the book, “All The King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren, the character of Jack Burden gradually evolves into a person with a deeper comprehension of the world around him. Jack grapples with many new concepts, including the concept of whether or not knowledge is power. Jack’s profession involves digging into the past to discover information about others, which often, he will later use to blackmail them. So naturally Jack believes knowledge holds great power. However, as the book carries on, Jack struggles with the idea that his knowledge may have a much deeper effect on society than the original purpose of the information. Throughout this novel Jack demonstrates that knowledge is power, but he eventually realizes
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. He was elected during the Great Depression, the largest and most severe depression experienced by the industrialized Western world. Throughout his speech, FDR states what he believes must be done to help the economy and the people. He states, “Our greatest primary task is to put people to work” (pg. 2) He also reassures the people that “they have not failed” (pg. 5). This confidence in the face of great adversity helped FDR to win the election and the faith of the people. Not only did he lead the people through the worst depression of our time, but he played a key role in World War II. His willingness to do what must be done endeared him to many people and helped to make him the longest serving president in our nation’s history.
In 1936, while campaigning for a second term, FDR told a roaring crowd at Madison Square Garden that “The forces of ‘organized money’ are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.” He went on: “I should like to have it said of my first Administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match, [and] I should like to have it said of my second Administration that in it these forces have met their master.” This FDR had come a long way from his earlier repudiation of class-based politics and was promising a much more aggressive fight against the people who were profiting from the Depression-era troubles of ordinary Americans. He won the election by a landslide.
Academy award winning film, The King’s Speech, is a motivational movie where voice and courage become a matter of life and death. Prince Albert, later known as King George VI (Colin Firth), stammers excessively and uncontrollably through his inaugural speech closing the 1925 British Empire Exhibition due to a speech impediment. After finishing such a disappointing speech, Prince Albert decides to give up on himself and accept his fate as a stammering heir to the throne. However, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), enlists him to see an Aussie speech therapist that goes by the name of Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) whose “Antipodean methods are known to be ‘unorthodox’ and ‘controversial,’” (“The King’s