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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Kennedy's most prominent failure would have to be not supporting the Cuban rebels who tried to overthrow the Castro regime during the Bay of Pigs invasion. Kennedy did not provide air support to...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2016, 9:54 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

In his 1961 inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy uses several forms of repetition as primary rhetorical devices. He begins by addressing his audience as “we,” thereby establishing the...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020, 6:13 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

At the risk of overstating the case, this is a form of propaganda. Kennedy was stating a position that is noble and which sounds good, but which is probably unmanageable. It is important that...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2010, 10:44 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

President Kennedy's Inaugural Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history. Given during the height of the Cold War, it is apparent from the beginning of the speech that nuclear...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2019, 9:45 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

John F. Kennedy had a contentious relationship with Congress over the course of his presidency, to say the least. In terms of legislative action and reform, Kennedy was forced to find an often...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2020, 7:39 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

I would agree that Kennedy's inaugural speech strikes a note of optimism and an attempt to pull people together. However, it also is a speech that is best understood in the context of the Cold...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2020, 10:04 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Charged words are meant to evoke strong emotions from an audience. In this case, Kennedy is trying, in his inaugural address, to support an emotionally positive and idealistic vision of a world in...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2018, 11:16 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Anaphora is the repetition of words or phrases at the beginnings of successive sentences or clauses for effect. Consider this section of the address: Let both sides explore what problems unite us...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019, 2:02 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

You could ask President Kennedy some questions relating to his religion. For example, you might ask him why he thinks Americans were finally able to accept a Catholic President in 1960. You might...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2020, 8:54 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

The main context to Kennedy's 1960 Inaugural address is the Cold War. The address, therefore, is aimed not just at the United States' people, but those of the entire world. One of its key goals is...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2019, 1:46 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Beyond the simile mentioned above ("Now the trumpet summons us again—not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need—not as a call to battle"), Kennedy's inaugural address does not use any similes....

Latest answer posted July 10, 2017, 1:22 am (UTC)

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Before we can think about how John F. Kennedy's words embrace pathos and ethos, let's be sure we know what pathos and ethos mean. After looking at multiple dictionaries, we think it's safe to say...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2020, 3:25 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Kennedy's "New Frontier" was less a coherent set of policies and programs than FDR's New Deal or LBJ's Great Society. As he described it in his nomination acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2020, 5:52 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Kennedy and Johnson reacted differently to the Cold War and the issue of Vietnam. Kennedy did not have as much of a powder keg as Johnson had. When he was in office, he tried to avid going to...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011, 10:59 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Actually, President John F. Kennedy no doubt received advice from most of the people listed above (except perhaps Earl Warren). The best choices would be answers A and D. His brother, Robert, was a...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2011, 10:35 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Kennedy's record on civil rights was something of a mixed bag. Initially, his approach to the question was piecemeal. As a Democrat, Kennedy knew that he was reliant on Southern white supremacists...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2017, 10:53 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

In his Inaugural Address in January, 1961, President John F. Kennedy used several literary devices to make the speech impactful. Some are as follows. A paradox is a statement that seems to be, at...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2011, 4:56 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas. This speech, focusing on the importance of scientific research and of setting lofty national goals, is...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2019, 11:56 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Kennedy sought to inspire patriotism in evoking the Founding Fathers, recalling such phrases as "inalienable rights" and "freedom" to a populace faced with threats to their way of life with...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2012, 1:43 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Hello! Some examples of literary devices in JFK's New Frontier Speech are: 1) Ethos JFK quotes Isaiah 40:31 towards the end of his speech. With this quote, he leaves his audience confident that he...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2015, 3:39 pm (UTC)

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President John F. Kennedy spoke at a fundraising dinner for the Democratic party at the National Guard Armory in Washington D.C. on the first anniversary of his inaugural address to the nation. In...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2018, 1:13 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

In my mind, the foundational claim of Kennedy's Inaugural Address is to awaken Americans to the sense of change he envisioned his administration to usher. The claim is made repeatedly in terms of...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2012, 2:04 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

One stylistic element which Kennedy uses to great effect is juxtaposition. At several points throughout the speech, he juxtaposes two contrasting elements against one another, creating a tension...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019, 8:35 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

JFK's inaugural speech included themes of freedom, equality, and global peace. When Kennedy, the country’s first Catholic president, said that he had “sworn before you and Almighty God the same...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2020, 5:23 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Kennedy stated in his inaugural address that the United States was prepared to "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend" to guarantee "liberty" around the globe. This...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2020, 4:56 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

The Cuban Missile Crisis was the first (and possibly the last) time John F. Kennedy showed what he might be able to accomplish as a leader. Much has been made of the efforts of his father Joseph...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2011, 4:33 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

President Kennedy was a catalyst in accelerating the civil rights movement of the early sixties. Even though Kennedy did not live to see its passage, the Civil Rights Act was introduced by Kennedy...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2018, 6:11 pm (UTC)

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You are correct to say that D is the best answer of those given here. B and C are, to some degree, matters of opinion, but most historians would say that these are both true. A is indisputably...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2012, 4:44 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

In my mind, Kennedy's most sterling example of Presidential leadership resided in his ability to inspire individuals to greatness. Kennedy was one of but a handful of Presidents that was able to...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2012, 7:27 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Coming to power during the height of the Cold War in 1960, no one was more cognizant of the importance of anti-communist rhetoric as part of one's public posture than JFK. However, it has become...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2020, 10:38 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Three of these options are completely false. The only possible answer is A. The main reason that people mourned JFK as that his administration was the time of "Camelot." JFK was an attractive,...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2011, 10:46 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

I think that a good argument could be made that President Kennedy pursued the doctrine of flexible response in both crises. President Kennedy demonstrated that he was willing to negotiate through...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2013, 1:30 pm (UTC)

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Of these options, the best answer is D. Most historians argue that JFK made the commitment to put a man on the moon within the decade in an attempt to bolster the nation's prestige after the...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2011, 11:08 am (UTC)

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"Ask not what your country can do for you, rather, as what you can do for your country," has been an often-quoted statement that urges young Americans to take up national service. Kennedy launched...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2019, 12:25 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

When President John F. Kennedy took office in 1961, Cold War tensions were heating up fast. Just several months earlier, the United States placed nuclear missiles in Turkey and Italy. Gary Powers,...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2020, 5:47 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Perhaps John F. Kennedy's greatest legacy is the optimism he brought to the Oval Office, epitomized in his famous 1961 inaugural address in which he stated, "Ask not what your country can do for...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2017, 5:58 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Like most U.S. presidents, John F. Kennedy left behind a mixed record of accomplishments and disappointments. One of Kennedy’s greatest accomplishments was psychological. His election instilled...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2013, 1:12 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

The original question had to be edited. I think that one specific continuity with the Eisenhower Era that President Kennedy shared was the idea that American strength in the world did not have to...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2013, 8:10 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

In this portion of his acceptance speech, Kennedy is comparing the people of his day to the pioneers who moved west during the period of westward expansion. He is saying that these pioneers were...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2012, 6:59 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

I think that Kennedy is referring to the presence of Cuban communism with Fidel Castro in his Democratic National Convention address in 1960. The idea of "communist influence has penetrated" is...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2012, 9:43 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

President Kennedy did not see the immediacy of Civil Rights in the early part of his tenure as President. He was more concerned with issues such as Castro and Cuba as well as the Bay of Pigs. In...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012, 9:26 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

There are three different levels of questions based on Consta's level of questions. Level one questions are the most basic. Questions become more complex and difficult at levels two and three....

Latest answer posted October 23, 2016, 10:14 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

The assassination of President Kennedy could be considered the start of a radical decline in the way in which the American people view their political system. While Kennedy was not the first U.S....

Latest answer posted August 12, 2013, 3:15 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

If "liberal state" is defined by an increase in governmental action, I think that the entire slate of programs in the "New Frontier" can constitutes as significant steps to expand the liberal...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2012, 4:32 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Having defeated Richard Nixon, who was more "establishment," JFK intended for his speech to inspire youth in his new directions towards Civil Rights and world peace. His call to action inspired...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2012, 1:50 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

For the most part, it was not. The only claim that this period has to being revolutionary is the fact that much of the Civil Rights Movement occurred during Kennedy's time in office. In terms of...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2012, 9:47 am (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

I would say that one of President Kennedy's most borrowed element from his legacy is the idea of self- sacrifice. A part of his political legacy has been this idea that the definition of American...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2012, 6:53 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

In many ways, I think that President Kennedy's Inaugural Address is useful in understanding the development of the Cold War up to 1960 simply because the address departed from the traditional...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2012, 12:13 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

With the benefit of hindsight, I think that any political leader from the 1950s and 1960s can be criticized for "not doing enough" on the issue of Civil Rights. Certainly, President Kennedy could...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2012, 1:55 pm (UTC)

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John F. Kennedy's Presidency

Over time, things that don't fit initially into a theory either are incorporated or explained away. The fact that neither has happened in the last half-century suggests that there was more to the...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2012, 2:43 am (UTC)

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