Presidential Speech

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Lyndon Johnson's inaugural speech in 1965 stemmed from an era where American population was faced with the Vietnam War. It was an era when the first rocket orbited to Mars. An era where rock and roll was popular and young teens became hippies and rebelled against the war. It was an era when racism was prevalent. Despite these tensions, in his speech, he tries to unite his people. In this essay I will explore the effectiveness of his speech in persuading the American public.Pathos p 1 " My fellow country men, on this occasion, the oath I have taken before you and before God is not mine alone, but ours together.P1 "In a land of great wealth, families must not live in hopeless poverty. In a land rich in harvest, children just must not go hungry. In a land of healing , miracles, neighbors must not suffer and die unattended. In a great land of learning scholars, young people must learn and write." P3 " But you must look within your hearts to the old promises and to the old dream. They will lead you best of all.P3 "For myself, I ask only, in the words of an ancient leader: " Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?" II Ethos: P1 " We are one nation and one people. Our faith as a nation and our future as a people rest not upon the citizen, but upon all citizens." P1 "In a land of great wealth, families must not live in hopeless poverty. In a land rich in harvest, children just must not go hungry. In a land of healing , miracles, neighbors must not suffer and die unattended. In a great land of learning scholars, young people must learn and write." P1 Justice requires us to remember that when any citizen denies his fellow, saying, "His color is not mine," or " His beliefs are strange and different," in that moment he betrays America, though his forebears created this Nation." P2 Our Nation's course is abundantly clear. We aspire to nothing that belongs to others. We seek no dominion over our...

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