A Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech By Franklin D. (Fdr)

As death and destruction rained down on the European Continent and in the Far East some Americans stood adamantly opposed to aiding the western allies. After running his 1940 presidential campaign on the promise that no US men would be sent to fight in foreign wars, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) implied that if immediate action as in a state of readiness or preparedness was not taken by America war might come to American soil. In his speech, FDR utilized the sentiments written and that applied to all citizens in the English Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta. He called upon words written and the conceptualized ideals of America’s founding fathers as they presented their democratic ideas freedoms for all Americans as stated in the United States Constitution. FDR spoke to …show more content…
Who was going to pay for all of the military supplies, and raw materials utilized to bolster our allies defenses. FDR had lost much of his presidential power, but he still maintained the support of the majority of citizens within America. Therefore, he had their positive voices to carry forward his initiative. After all, the constituents elect the legislators. FDR implied that while providing the military aid to the nation’s allies to help put down those who oppressed the global citizens with death and destruction he was in fact a harbinger of peace. FDR proposed a union of nations to prevent war that would think and analyze the issues that lead to war. He believed the ideology of freedom and democracy could become a global concept, one that provided the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom to worship God in his own way, freedom from want and fear. Roosevelt was insistent that the global community would share his and America’s vision. Was he correct? Or would the world see this opportunity to promote their own brand of freedoms, freedom from imperialism, from economic insecurity, freedom from westernization, from

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