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assign responsibility to further support his claim of greediness of Wall Street, proving it was them who were detrimental to the economy and responsible for the millions of United States citizens who are unemployed. Halford Ross Ryan explains that President Roosevelt’s coup in his address was to make the banks the scapegoat for the depression. Ryan further states that Roosevelt’s effectiveness of using this scapegoat technique stemmed from his ability to channel the anxieties and frustrations of the American people to the banks instead of themselves. (Ryan, H. R, 1979)Meanwhile, John F Kennedy was inaugurated during a time when there was much talk of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The specific purpose of his inaugural address was to motivatehis listeners, revive the idea of American exceptionalism, and to hopefully weaken the discussionof military action against the Soviet Union during the cold war’s nuclear age. President Kennedy endeavors to bring a possibility of world peace as he offers a safe haven and an agreement to move onward without means of weapons. However, he continues to further shape his purpose by stating, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bearany burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and thesuccess of liberty.” (American Rhetoric, 2001). To support his claim, President Kennedy offers a
brief example of how Americans’ have faced the challenges of war in the past, “Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.” (American Rhetoric, 2001). President Kennedy’s use of antithesis throughout his address helped to establish the image he was aiming to project, suited the particular demands of the occasion and encouraged the audience response (Kenny, E. B., 1965). Barack Obama’s inaugural address was given while the country was amidst an economic crisis as well as the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Obama’s specific purpose of his address was to uplift and reassure the nation while convincing his listeners that the nation would recover following 2008’s recession. He expresses, “Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span

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