The Fireside Chat V. Roosevelt

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The supposed neutrality from the perspective of the Roosevelt administration was short lived, if one were to even look to consider it lasting for that long. In Franklin Roosevelt’s declaration of neutrality in 1935, he went into detailing for the public an establishment of ideals that can be understood by the average American people along with plans for expansion of measures in case this situation were to have increased. To reinforce the ideals expressed in this piece of legislation, Roosevelt implemented his surreal sense of confidence into the “Fireside Chats”. His brilliance was clearly to blame, in a positive way, for the impact that these had on the American people. In a way that still defied american discontent with Roosevelt’s hintings towards intervention, Roosevelt had a way with words nonetheless. It was in the way Roosevelt dictated his phrasings, it was in the way that he introduced pronouns, as trivial as this may have sounded, into his Fireside Chats. The progression of the Fireside Chats established a consistent theme of Roosevelt’s clearly effective presentation of himself to the American Public. In great contrast with Wilson, Roosevelt was able to empower the public through a sense of sheer confidence that was beyond any capability of Wilson. Roosevelt, when delivering his Fireside Chat on the war with Japan in 1941, he frequently used phrasing where he talked directly with the people, ensured that they knew that “we are now in this war. We are all in it…
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