Summary Of Jfk Inaugural Address

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Analysis of John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address One of the best inaugural addresses was delivered by John F. Kennedy the day he was sworn into office as president of United States on January 20, 1961. From that speech Kennedy’s famous line was born, when Kennedy (1961) said: “Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.” (Kennedy, 464). John F. Kennedy wasn’t just an active advocate for civil rights, but he strongly believed in the citizens of America by seeing that the citizens had more to offer by unifying together for the country. In the speech he talks about important topics America was facing. Mentioning, that the country had to be united together to become a strong force, about poverty, man’s(human) rights , foreign countries joining America and of course, about peace. Religion was also used as an illusion of security, and showing that he was a capable leader able to lead America. John F. Kennedy wanted to inspire the citizens of America to hope for the future, but not just the people of America but also the citizens around the globe. When John F. Kennedy was elected president during the toughest time, where there was a lot of things…show more content…
Kennedy’s audience was of course directed for the citizens for America but also wanted to include the rest of the world with his optimism. John F. Kennedy’s address was speaking to all people around the globe, that if other countries were or are facing the same circumstances as America like in wars, nations should unite as loyalty was pledged. According to John F. Kennedy (1961) “To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United there is little we cannot do...” (Kennedy, 463). If there is more than one countries united together loyalty was being formed, which can be helpful for each nation through tragedies. Stronger together, more can be accomplished than divided
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