Inaugural address. John F. Kennedy 2019-01-05

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John F. Kennedy

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And the glow from that fire can truly light the world. All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. His aim is not to castigate the Confederacy, only to end the conflict and reconcile the nation. And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator. Their actions represent those of the insurgent agents that Lincoln describes as having sought to dissolve the Union.

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Inaugural address

inaugural address

We must never turn a blind eye to those who represent a danger to our schools and community; we cannot sacrifice the safety of our people at the altar of social experimentation. To those peoples in the huts and villages across the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required—not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. Despite his firm anti-slavery stance, Lincoln expresses no desire to excoriate the Confederates. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success.

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Inaugural address

inaugural address

Philosophy and Rhetoric 16 1983 :35—48. This method of summarizing the main points of a speech in its conclusion is an effective rhetorical strategy; it reminds the audience of what is most important and leaves a lasting impression. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents. It was also in his inaugural address that John F. Our founding principles are what enables a nation conceived in liberty to long endure; their preservation is why so many Americans have laid down their lives in battles near and far. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it.

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Inaugural Address

inaugural address

It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. The snowstorm dropped visibility at to less than half a mile, preventing former President from flying into Washington and attending the inauguration. Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. We will bring back our borders.


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Read Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' inaugural address

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These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. This is the only substantial dispute. This stance had been partly shaped by the federal legislature on slavery passed in the 1850s, namely the Fugitive Slave Acts—which dictate that escaped slaves must be returned to their masters—and —which denied citizenship to all slaves and which legalized slavery in the federal territories, which encompassed all of the regions added to the United States beyond the original thirteen states. The current system is riddled with perverse incentives, intrudes on the doctor-patient relationship and is mired in bureaucracy and red tape. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed. The Congress had extended the East Front, and the inaugural platform spanned the new addition.


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John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. 1989

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All dreaded it--all sought to avert it. This is the stance he refers to in this passage. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. I think politicians and poets share at least one thing, and that is their greatness depends upon the courage with which they face the challenges of life.

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The Inaugural Address

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America. . But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. He took suggestions from various friends, aides and counselors, including suggestions from clergymen for biblical quotations.

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President Obama Inauguration Speech Transcript

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If the Almighty Ruler of Nations, with His eternal truth and justice, be on your side of the North, or on yours of the South, that truth and that justice will surely prevail by the judgment of this great tribunal of the American people. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the nation, little that is new could be presented. Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions - who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. I will venture to add that to me the convention mode seems preferable, in that it allows amendments to originate with the people themselves, instead of only permitting them to take or reject propositions originated by others, not especially chosen for the purpose, and which might not be precisely such as they would wish to either accept or refuse. At the inauguration, Kennedy, then 43, was the youngest elected president and was replacing the oldest president in American history at that time, Eisenhower.

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