Nov 15, 2013. In my childhood imagination, John F. Kennedy slotted somewhere below DiMaggio and above De Niro in a loose ranking of latter-day American deities. When. The other, also arguably incorrect, was a portrait of Kennedy embossed on black metal, staring out above his famous entreaty in all caps. He enraged his former classmates by plagiarising the line 'ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country', which they had heard 'time and time again' in a similar form at school. Making history: John F Kennedy delivers his inauguration address in January 1961. The speech contained the immortal couplet 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country', but a new book claims the president cribbed the phrase from his former headmaster U. author Chris Matthews makes the claims in Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. He unearthed notes written by George St John, the President’s former headmaster at Choate School in Connecticut, which suggest he had been aware of the 'ask not' line for many years. The book also includes a reply to a questionnaire about JFK's time at the school, sent to his former classmates when he was President. One of the students wrote: 'I boil every time I read or hear the "Ask not... The book claims he gave himself an unfair advantage when he squared off against Nixon in the first of four televised 'Great Debates' on September 26, 1960, the first time such an event had taken place in America. He was best known for working with Kennedy on passages of soaring rhetoric, including the 1961 inaugural address, which also proclaimed that 'the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans'.
Apr 22, 2007. This speech was delivered by John F Kennedy at his inauguration in Washington on January 20 1961. But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort from our present course - both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."These are quotes from presidential speeches that live in history books and are immortalized in precious, ancient videos. You know the words, and perhaps you even display one of the quotes on your wall. We've all found inspiration in the oration of previous leaders, and musicians are no different. Cole and Coldplay to Muse and Mobb Deep, artists have taken these iconic speeches and sampled them in their work, immortalizing the politicians’ quotes and using them to strengthen their own voice. Some use presidential speeches to make a political statement; others use them in a more civilian manner. Below, we dive into 11 songs that mix famous speeches into music: J. Cole, “No Role Modelz”Samples Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933: mixtape, B.o. B laid down his “Mission Statement.” In the introductory track, he kicked things off with the hallowed words of FDR: “The only thing that we have to fear is... fear itself.” Roosevelt delivered the line at his first inauguration, making it his own mission statement. B sort of abandoned FDR’s philosophy and went for his own, which declared that his music won’t be shoved in a box.
Nov 29, 2017. President John F. Kennedy as he made a nationwide televised broadcast on civil rights in the White House, June 11, 1963. His talk climaxed a day during which Alabama Governor George Wallace defied a federal court order to admit two black students to the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Wallace. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens: We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom -- symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning -- signifying renewal, as well as change. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe -- the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans -- born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty. To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided there is little we can do -- for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.
Nov 21, 2014. 2,920 days of JFK speech genius, instead of just 1,000. Historians generally say that JFK's “Ask Not” Inaugural was his greatest. It was, in fact, voted to be the 2nd greatest speech of The 20th Century. But I'm not sure I agree. I chose his “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech for my book, “Words That Shook The. Kennedy slotted somewhere below Di Maggio and above De Niro in a loose ranking of latter-day American deities. When I was just a toddler, the late president left a lasting impression on me, literally, after I pulled a terracotta reproduction of Robert Berks' iconic sculpture—weighing considerably less, thankfully, than the 3,000-pound original—down from a sideboard and onto my head. On my bedroom wall hung two plaques, one a list of "coincidences"—many trivial, some factually incorrect—between the political careers and assassinations of Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. The other, also arguably incorrect, was a portrait of Kennedy embossed on black metal, staring out above his famous entreaty in all caps: It's no secret that presidents often speak words they themselves did not write. When George Washington delivered the very first inaugural address, on Apr. 30, 1789, he was reading from a reworked draft composed by his friend and frequent ghostwriter James Madison. In 1861, with the country on the brink of civil war, Lincoln pitched his address to a restive South and planned to end on the crudely formed question, "Shall it be peace or sword? " That is, until his soon-to-be Secretary of State William Seward suggested a less combative, more poetic conjuring of "mystic chords" and "the guardian angel of the nation," which Lincoln then uncrossed and altered to "the better angels of our nature." Small matter, perhaps.
Part one of Nixon's famous "Checkers Speech", delivered to a national television audience on September 23, 1952. , mind and spirit to lead our Party back to victory and our nation back to greatness. I am grateful, too, that you have provided me with such an eloquent statement of our Party's platform. Pledges which are made so eloquently are made to be kept. "The Rights of Man"--the civil and economic rights essential to the human dignity of all men--are indeed our goal and our first principles. This is a platform on which I can run with enthusiasm and conviction. And I am grateful, finally, that I can rely in the coming months on so many others--on a distinguished running-mate who brings unity to our ticket and strength to our Platform, Lyndon Johnson--on one of the most articulate statesmen of our time -- and on that fighting campaigner whose support I welcome, President Harry S. I feel a lot safer now that they are on my side again. And I am proud of the contrast with our Republican competitors. For their ranks are apparently so thin that not one challenger has come forth with both the competence and the courage to make theirs an open convention.
Famous Eulogies Grief does not discriminate and it can be equally difficult to write an eulogy for a person who has touched people across the globe. If you find. Ted Sorensen, who died early last week, was legendary among all of us in the speechwriting fraternity for the extraordinary body of work he crafted with President John F. Even the Republicans pilfered from him, and inside the Clinton White House, he represented a gold standard that we constantly strove to reach, with imperfect results (it’s harder than it looks). There is a great deal to be said about why those speeches were so good. Obviously, much of the credit belongs to the person delivering the speech, and Ted Sorensen was blessed with a partner of rare ability. But he brought his own great abilities, which dovetailed perfectly with those of President Kennedy. He was lean in every sense; not a single word was wasted in those taut, muscular orations. Famously, Sorensen consulted the great speeches of American history before writing the inaugural address, and discovered that Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address had very few polysyllabic words. The result was those thrilling two syllables, “ask not! ” (the “ask” stretched dramatically into Bostonese), more insisting than asking.
Here are eight of the greatest examples of President Kennedy's ability to speak directly to the American people—and the world—about a few of the monumental issues of his time in the Oval Office, from Civil. John F. Kennedy - Acceptance of the Democratic Nomination. John F. Kennedy - "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" Speech. John F Kennedy is finally able to 'deliver' his Dallas Trade Mart speech, more than 50 years after his assassination. Thanks to technology, Kennedy is heard saying the famous words he was supposed to deliver at a luncheon on that fateful day in November 1963. The Times of London said it teamed up with British audio technology company Cere Proc and Rothco, an Irish creative agency, to build a database that was then used to create the speech in the late president's voice. Engineers were able to recreate Kennedy's voice by analyzing records of more than 800 of his past speeches and radio addresses. The engineers then used sound bites to create audio of the 35th US president performing the speech. The digitally created speech was a part of the Times' 'JFK: Unsilenced' project. Kennedy was traveling in a motorcade with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, Texas governor John Connally and his wife Nellie when shots rang out in the Dealey Plaza as they made their way towards the Dallas Trade Mart. The president was due to give a speech at a luncheon, but never made it to his destination.
Jan 18, 2011. On Jan. 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy gave an inaugural address that became one of the most famous speeches in American history. It shaped the lives of many who took his words to heart. But will the message fade as generations pass? Kennedy ascended a podium at Rice University in front of a crowd of 40,000 and described America’s quest to go to the moon as the “the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked:” But why, some say, the moon? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? (Armstrong passed away last month, which means only eight of those men are still alive today, the youngest of whom, Charles Duke, is 76.) Read the full text of Kennedy’s speech or watch the video below: The I was in Rice Stadium on September 12, 1962–my senior year–when John F. And 6 years, 10 months, 9 days later, Neil Armstrong became the first of twelve men to walk on the moon’s surface. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too. Kennedy came to Houston to give his “Moon Speech,” about his plan to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade. The Vietnam conflict was just starting to make the news. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington was a year away. Though few of us suspected it, Texas lay on the cusp of enormous change. NASA would bring to Houston a cachet it had never dreamed of. Unseen thousands of people in the northern tier of states were gathering to descend on Texas.
The Greatest Speeches of President John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. We compiled the texts of JFK's most inspirational speeches so you can re-live the momentous era of the 1960s through the eloquent voice of America's most revered President! Included are these. Kennedy's stirring, soaring "moon speech," delivered at Rice University in Houston, laid out why the president believed sending astronauts to Earth's nearest neighbor by the end of the 1960s was so important. Kennedy whipped up support for NASA's fledgling Apollo program in a speech that contains perhaps the most famous words he ever uttered about space exploration. Kennedy had first aired that ambitious goal in May 1961, just six weeks after the Soviet Union's and space exploration in general, experts say. "Clearly, it's important, because you've got a president who steps up and says we're going to do it, makes it a policy objective, makes it a budgetary priority and reaffirms that commitment," Roger Launius, space history curator at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, told Four days later, he and his two Apollo 11 crewmates splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, wrapping up a huge victory for the United States over the Soviets in the Cold War space race. ), the Launch Operations Center in Florida and Alabama's Marshall Space Flight Center — NASA sites that would be key to making Apollo a success.
Jan 19, 2017. Constitution Daily looks back at some of the most noteworthy presidential inauguration speeches. John F. Kennedy's speech in 1961 was one of the shortest but most powerful addresses made by a pres. Excerpts: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” “War is not the answer. Communism will never be defeated by the use of atomic bombs or nuclear weapons. Let us not join those who shout war and, through their misguided passions, urge the United States to relinquish its participation in the United Nations.” “We can no longer afford to worship the god of hate or bow before the altar of retaliation. The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate.” Listen to a recording of the complete speech, mins. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, I need not pause to say how very delighted I am to be here tonight, and how very delighted I am to see you expressing your concern about the issues that will be discussed tonight by turning out in such large numbers.