President John F. Kennedy

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On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy was sworn into office and made one of the most famous inaugural addresses in our country’s history. In his inaugural address, Kennedy spoke of the United States making some sort change in the world. Kennedy not only called upon Americans, but also others from different nations asking for their support in joining in peace for mankind’s success. Kennedy encouraged citizens to defend their freedom and presented his ideals for presidency for a time of change. In his speech, Kennedy gives the citizens of the United States a sense of safety which reassured them of the strengths of the nation and persuaded them to help serve their country. In his inaugural address, John F. Kennedy establishes ethos by verifying his credibility for presidency. “…we observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom – symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning – signifying renewal, as well as change.” Kennedy states that his victory should not be seen as a win for a political party, but the beginning of change. Kennedy shows that he is a daring leader when he says, “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.” He proves that he can take on the challenge of leading the country, even through difficult situations. Kennedy will not back down from the responsibility to defend freedom and to

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