Soon After World War Ii Ended, The United States Of America

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Soon after World War II ended, the United States of America (U.S.A) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) entered the Cold War, an altercation between the two superpowers, which lasted over 40 years, due to their differing political systems; the U.S.S.R. was communist and the U.S.A. democratic (Alchin, 2017). In the late 1950s, the Space Race between the two superpowers begun with launch of Sputnik 1 by the U.S.S.R. in 1957 (Timeline of Space Exploration, 2009). On July 20 of 1969 the U.S.A.’s Apollo 11 mission was successful in ending the Space Race after landing on the moon (Timeline of Space Exploration, 2009). The first lunar landing is one of the most important events in modern human history, because it redefined the…show more content…
Since he has already been elected president of the country, and is a widely liked one - as can be seen by his high approval rate-, it can be safely assumed that the citizens of the nation he leads value his opinion. Towards the beginning of the speech he mentions that “with the advice of the Vice President, who is Chairman of the National Space Council [they] examined where [they] are strong and where [they] are not, where [they] may succeed and where [they] may not,” which once again increases his credibility with the audience again because he has consulted someone who is more experienced with the matters of space (John F. Kennedy speech to Congress, 1961). Much like a parent teaching their child how to choose would do, he provides the audience with the basic information necessary to make the decision, gives them two choices, to commit to the goals he has presented them with, or not try at all, then poses his opinion on the matter, guiding them towards the “road” he wants them to take; he tells them it is ultimately their decision to make and that he is confident they will make the right one, allowing the audience to believe they are in complete control of their decision and providing them encouragement in the process (John F. Kennedy speech to Congress, 1961).
President Kennedy makes an appeal to logos by listing the costs of each goal
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