Rhetorical Analysis Of Woodrow D. Roosevelt 's Day That Will Live

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Some of the greatest speeches in American history have come on right after the greatest tragedies. Lincon 's Gettysburg Address, Reagen 's speech after the Challenger Shuttle accident, and Wilson 's War message to Congress are all examples of how the times molded some incredibly powerful speeches that swayed the United States. Although Crisis are horrible things that endanger the United States, they often allow for the greatest changes. The examples of this are the speeches given after the only two attacks on American Soil; Pearl Harbor and 9/11. The day after each of these attacks the president stepped up and gave a speech that would unite the nation and send it into war, changing it. Franklin D. Roosevelt 's "Day that Will Live in Infamy" speech sent the United States into WWII, making it into a superpower, while George Bush 's speech made the U.S. into a force against terror. Both of these speeches were incredibly powerful and moving not only because of their timing, but because of how they addressed the nation and their tone.
Both of them were very powerful because of how they spoke to the public. Although the speeches used vastly different strategies they had the same effect on the United States; creating nationalism and getting Congress to declare war. FDR 's speech was very direct and to the point, using very little imagery and only using powerful words to emphasize points. In example; "righteous might will win through to absolute victory" and "the unprovoked and…

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