Essay about F. Truman 's Atom For Peace

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“Atoms for Peace”
In New York, on December 8, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower presents his speech, “Atoms for Peace,” to the members of the United Nations Assembly in hopes to persuade and inspire the audience of well established political leaders to involve themselves in world conflicts in pursuit of peaceful negotiations rather than actions of warfare. Eisenhower presents this speech with the initiative to perhaps bring about a change in the fashion of how the world approaches the general occurring conflict. In this speech, Eisenhower directs his attention to atomic weaponry, its advancements, and the damage it may reap on the world. Furthermore, to officially open the main points of discussion, Eisenhower begins to express his views on advancing atomic weaponry by saying to the audience, “This we shall do in the conviction that you will provide a great share of the wisdom, of the courage, and the faith which can bring to this world lasting peace for all nations, and happiness and well-being for all men.”
Eisenhower begins the speech by first, addressing the audience and then describing to them the place and situation of which he was in at the time he had received the invitation to speak at the assembly. He then assures the audience of how honored he was to be chosen to speak at such an event and to such an assortment of people. To begin the speech, Eisenhower does not initially reveal his intentions which are to demote the use of atomic warfare but instead, to…

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