President George W. Bush

1262 Words Oct 16th, 2014 6 Pages
On September 11, 2001, America was attacked by terrorists. Before this traumatic event, one could not even imagine someone doing such a thing. When this event occurred everyone had been unaware and continuing their daily activities only to be stopped by this life changing news. The president at the time was George W. Bush. Doing day to day activities like the rest of us, he was reading to a second grade class that bright Tuesday morning. Upon hearing about the news, he was utterly shocked along with the rest of America. At approximately 8:40 p.m., which is around 12 hours after the event, he gave a speech to address this horrendous event. President Bush had successfully created a sense of unity and security throughout the country with his speech by using ethos, pathos, logos, tone and imagery.
President George Bush had only been president for eight months prior to the 9/11 attacks. Having to take on such a huge responsibility such as dealing with the attacks was very overwhelming, especially after his month long vacation in his home town of Texas. He came back soon to figure out that the one event would define his entire presidency. Following these horrific acts, many changes were made to the United States; most of them were the ones he had claimed to do in his memorable speech that unfortunate night. He tells the country that “Our military is powerful and it’s prepared” (Bush, paragraph 9)
President Bush had implemented many tones in this speech provoking many types of…
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