Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy

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Rhetorical Paper I choose to pick John F. Kennedy as my rhetoric candidate, Because I felt that John.F Kennedy was very effective and confident in answering the questions. I felt Kennedy’s overall target audience are those who believe in freedom and those who supports the Democratic party. Also, people who agree that the Congress should give medical aid to the aged, a comprehensive minimum hourly wage bill, and federal aid to education. I feel that the purpose and goal that Kennedy wanted to accomplish is to make America strong by promoting freedom, good leadership, and getting other countries to view America as a strong country just as China and Khrushchev as Kennedy stated “I want people in Latin America and Africa and Asia to start to…show more content…
I felt that Nixon used statements made from Kennedy in the past about raising teachers’ salaries and instead of answering the question with his own knowledge he based his answer around Kennedys opinions as Nixon states “There is another point that should be made. I favor higher salaries for teachers. But, as Senator Kennedy said in January of this year in this same press conference, the way that you get higher salaries for teachers is to support school construction, which means that all the local school districts in the various states then have money, which is freed to raise the standards for teachers ' salaries.” I felt that Nixon had an ineffective approach in answering this question because he used Kennedy’s thoughts on raising teacher salary instead of his own. Nixon then moves into logos when he mentions how the teacher salary increases “Teachers ' salaries very fortunately have gone up fifty percent in the last eight years as against only a thirty-four percent rise for other salaries.” He then goes into pathos when he disagrees with the teacher salary increase and states he wishes it was more. “This is not enough; it should be more.” I found this statement ineffective because even though Nixon disagrees with how much teachers make he had voted against increasing teacher’s salary as he states “I think that the reason that I voted against having the federal government, uh - pay teachers ' salaries was probably the very reason that concerned Senator Kennedy when
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