John F Kennedy Thesis Statement

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In order to make something better than what it is you have to have an idea, drive, and determination make it better. Growth, change, and betterment for the United States is what John F. Kennedy wanted. He wanted a better America for all who live here no matter who that person what. In order for him to do that he was nominated and elected to be President of the United States. In this essay I am going to tell you a few things about John F. Kennedy. Then I am going to discuss how he embodied greatness through his campaign speeches, and finally, I will analyze how some parts of those speeches were used to convince the American people to vote for him despite what his religious affiliations were. John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, …show more content…
He announced himself as candidacy president in 1960 (history). Doing this created world renown publicity. This started is candidacy debate which he knew was going to be a tough road specially to convince millions of people around the world to vote for him to become president. He had many competing factors in his way which was being young and being of a Catholic religion. Many feared that this was a way for England to have a hold in America without coming across seas. To ensure this was not the case John F. Kennedy had many public speeches assuring the American public that he had their best interest no matter what his religious beliefs were which he showed in many of his speeches prior to being elected and even after being …show more content…
Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, September 12, 1960 which was one of the recorded historical speeches of Kennedy posted on jfklibrary.org. In this speech Kennedy had to address some concerns that the American people had with him running for President. One was the fact that he was of Catholic faith and the rumor was that some of the American people thought it was the England trying to take over again. Kennedy had to make it known that this was not the circumstance. Though he was favored in his home state of Massachusetts; there was still everyone else in the world who he wanted to convince. He used the pragmatic style to convince neutral or opposition listeners that were not sure if he would have been a perfect candidate for President of the United States. One of his statements was, “While the so-called religious issue is necessarily and properly the chief topic here tonight; I want to emphasize here from the outset that I believe that we have far more critical issues in the 1960 campaign. The spread of Communism influence until it now festers 90 miles off the coast of Florida, the humiliation treatment of our President and Vice President by those who no longer respect our power, the hungry children I saw in West Virginia, the old people who cannot pay their doctors bill, the families who are forced to give up their farms, and America with too many slums, too fewer schools, and too late

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