On a very hot late summer's day in 1962, President Kennedy visited Rice University in Houston, Texas, and gave this speech outdoors in the football stadium. The President spoke in philosophical terms about the need to solve the mysteries of space, reaffirmed America's commitment to landing a man on the moon before. En 1320 Week 10 Project Part 4 11/26/12 During the early 1960’s politicians and activists alike were on the front battlegrounds, not for oil or territory, but for Civil Rights. The Civil Rights movement nearly tore this great country apart at a time when war at home was matched with the possibility of a greater war abroad. The Cold war was one of the single most threatening times in history, tension on nearly all sides could have led to the destruction of much of what we know. I cannot imagine the stress everyone must have had to live during that time. It must have been a brutally ugly and scary time to live in.
In his delivered speech, Kennedy included several sections of text provided by both John Kenneth Galbraith, an economics professor at Harvard University and Adlai Stevenson. The senator pledged to see Barack Obama to the White House and his own return to the Senate floor. My fellow Democrats, my fellow Americans, it is so wonderful to be here. There is a new wave of change all around us, and if we set our compass true, we will reach our destination -- not merely victory for our Party, but renewal for our nation. Caroline Kennedy, daughter of slain President John F. The following is a transcript of his speech: Edward Kennedy: Thank you. And nothing -- nothing is going to keep me away from this special gathering tonight. And this November the torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans, so with Barack Obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. I have come here tonight to stand with you to change America, to restore its future, to rise to our best ideals, and to elect Barack Obama president of the United States. As I look ahead, I am strengthened by family and friendship. So many of you have been with me in the happiest days and the hardest days. Together we have known success and seen setbacks, victory and defeat. For me this is a season of hope -- new hope for a justice and fair prosperity for the many, and not just for the few -- new hope. Barack Obama will close the book on the old politics of race and gender and group against group and straight against gay. But we have never lost our belief that we are all called to a better country and a newer world. And this is the cause of my life -- new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American -- north, south, east, west, young, old -- will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege. And Barack Obama will be a commander-in-chief who understands that young Americans in uniform must never be committed to a mistake, but always for a mission worthy of their bravery. And I pledge to you -- I pledge to you that I will be there next January on the floor of the United States Senate when we begin the great test. We are told that Barack Obama believes too much in an America of high principle and bold endeavor, but when John Kennedy called of going to the moon, he didn't say it's too far to get there. Our people answered his call and rose to the challenge, and today an American flag still marks the surface of the moon.
When it comes to orating, historians agree—Jack had skills. 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 Rights and space exploration to nuclear warfare and "the. By Jack Mc Callum Originally published in Sports Illustrated Magazine, December 8, 2008 On a steamy July 20th afternoon in 1968, Eunice Kennedy Shriver strode to the microphone at Soldier Field in Chicago and convened the first Special Olympics Games. It was only seven weeks after her younger brother, Robert, had been gunned down in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and about five weeks before the Windy City exploded in violent confrontations between police and protestors at the Democratic National Convention. The assassination and the violence had lasting political effects on the American landscape...and, in a much different way, so did the Games at Soldier Field. With a crowd of fewer than 100 people dotting the 85,000-seat stadium, about 1,000 athletes from 26 states and Canada, all of them routinely classified in those days as mentally retarded, marched in the opening ceremonies and followed Shriver as she recited what is still the Special Olympics oath: Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who would become a polarizing figure at the convention that August, attended the four-day event and told Shriver, "You know, Eunice, the world will never be the same after this." While skeptics shook their heads and most of the press ignored the unprecedented competition, Shriver boldly predicted that one million of the world's intellectually challenged would someday compete athletically. Today, more than three million Special Olympic athletes are training year-round in all 50 states and 181 countries. They run races, toss softballs, lift weights, ski moguls, volley tennis balls and pirouette on skates.
Overview. Here you will find a broad selection of John F. Kennedy's pre-presidential speeches, and some presidential speeches, sorted first by year default is 1942; see pull-down menu above left to select a different year – then sorted alphabetically by city/town in the pull-down menu on each speech page top, right-hand. Following his remarks, the internet lit up to ask one important question: Was that drool on the corner of his mouth? Kennedy gave a televised speech on Tuesday night in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. representative from Massachusetts and great-nephew of President John F. The unidentified liquid near the right side of Kennedy's lips sparked the hashtag #Kennedy Drool as well as many tweets, a few of which provided up-close screen grabs of the assumed saliva. Kennedy responded to the viral questions regarding his allegedly out-of-bounds spit.
Mar 16, 2018. Audio technology was used to recreate JFK's voice so that the 55-year-old speech could be heard. Whenever a party seems to be approaching a major victory, pundits and journalists will be gripped by the impulse to warn that they’re Doing It Wrong, and they either won’t win at all or, if they do, their victory will be hollow unless they take the scolder’s advice. So it has been lately with Democrats, who are being constantly told that, while it looks like they’re headed for a wave election this November, if they don’t come up with a positive, affirmative message that has nothing to do with anger at President Trump, then they don’t deserve to win. That notion is wrong on both counts: they don’t need a “positive” message as it is often defined, and anger at the president is not just sufficient, it’s the most morally and politically appropriate message for 2018. Kennedy’s speech mentioned policy issues, but mostly it was an attack on Trump and the Republicans, delivered through a contrast of values. Their record is a rebuke of our highest American ideal: the belief that we are all worthy, we are all equal and we all count. As a way to think about this, I’d like to look at the Democratic response to the State of the Union, which was delivered last night by Rep. Put aside the stupid questions about him — Should the Democrats be promoting the scion of a royal family? Here’s a key passage: This administration isn’t just targeting the laws that protect us — they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection. In the eyes of our law and our leaders, our God and our government. You might say: “That won’t persuade the fellas in MAGA hats the New York Times keeps interviewing down at that diner in West Virginia! It is an appeal to liberal values of equality, inclusiveness, and common fate and purpose. For them, dignity isn’t something you’re born with but something you measure. It won’t convince conservatives to vote for Democrats. What they need, more than anything else, is for their base to get energized, excited, and yes, angry.
Click here for part 2 Inaugural Address, 1961 In a relatively brief address that he spent two months crafting, Kennedy —at 43, the youngest president elected to the office and the first. Kennedy shakes the hands of well wishes who greeted him for his campaign tour of Northern California in San Jose, Calif. The campaigning senator arrived with Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh, right, who is a happy Kennedy campaign chief in California. He was greeted by some 2,000 people at the airport when he arrived on the afternoon of March 23 and drew a crowd of about 10,000 for a speech at downtown’s St. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles less than three months later, and a memorial forum was installed at the park in his honor in 1970. (AP Photo) About a week after announcing his candidacy for president in 1968, U. That’s where a coalition of San Jose community groups will commemorate the 50th anniversary of his visit on March 24 , reflecting on the beloved politician and his legacy. Kennedy paid a visit to San Jose — part of a long day that also took him to Sacramento and Stockton. San Jose City Councilman Raul Peralez and historian Ralph Pearce will be giving speeches, and actor Jeffrey Brian Adams — a Santa Clara University grad most recently seen in SF Playhouse’s “She Loves Me” — will re-enact Kennedy’s speech in the park. Students will be there, reflecting on the speech and talking about what they would do if they were president.
On the late Friday afternoon of July 15, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts appeared before a crowd of eighty thousand people in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to deliver his formal acceptance of the Democratic party's nomination for President of the United States. Before what was at the time touted as. I have requested this opportunity to talk to the people of Massachusetts about the tragedy which happened last Friday evening. This morning I entered a plea of guilty to the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Prior to my appearance in court it would have been [im]proper for me to comment on these matters. But tonight I am free to tell you what happened and to say what it means to me. On Chappaquiddick Island, off Martha's Vineyard, I attended, on Friday evening, July 18th, a cook-out I had encouraged and helped sponsor for a devoted group of Kennedy campaign secretaries.
TEXT OF PRESIDENT JOHN KENNEDY'S RICE STADIUM MOON SPEECH. President Pitzer, Mr. Vice President, Governor, Congressman Thomas, Senator Wiley, and Congressman Miller, Mr. Webb, Mr. Bell, scientists, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen I appreciate your president having made me an. Mary Robinson once said that the smell of fresh paint would be one of the abiding memories of her presidency. Local communities always seemed to have redecorated whatever centre or school she was visiting just before the presidential party arrived. The smell of fresh paint, the dust of freshly laid pavements and the colours of newly planted flower beds were prominent in New Ross this week as the local authorities and shop owners busily readied the quayside for the arrival of American political royalty next weekend. Four miles out the road at Dunganstown the scene was also one of dust and fresh paint as the Office of Public Works put the finishing touches to the new visitor centre at the Kennedy Homestead. Curator and Kennedy cousin Patrick Grennan and heritage interpretive designer Jack Harrison have assembled a fascinating exhibition of photographs, observations and memorabilia capturing the extraordinary journey that is the Kennedy story. The visitor centre will be officially opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Caroline Kennedy next Saturday afternoon. Later that evening they will also light an eternal flame to emigrants beside the Dunbrody famine ship at New Ross. It’s all part of a series of Kennedy homecoming events as three dozen American-based Kennedys join with their local cousins, the townspeople and thousands of expected visitors to mark the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit as president in 1963. Dramatic works Among the dramatic works which the town council has undertaken at the quayside in New Ross has been the erection of a statute in bronze by Ann Meldon Hugh replicating a US presidential podium at the spot where John F Kennedy spoke.
Jan 31, 2018. Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts praised textile and technology jobs in his response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday. On the night of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, on 4 April 1968, New York Senator Robert F Kennedy, 42, was en route from Muncie, Indiana, to the state capital Indianapolis. Kennedy was campaigning for the Indiana Democratic presidential primary, ultimately hoping to oust Lyndon Johnson from the White House and follow in the footsteps of his late brother John. Hearing the news of the civil rights leader's murder on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel at the hands of white gunman James Earl Ray, Kennedy thought deeply about how he might break the news to the primarily black audience he was scheduled to address in an inner city park on 17th and Broadway. He knew the audience would be devastated and was advised against appearing at all by the local police force who said they could not guarantee his safety in the event that violence broke out. Kennedy's wife Ethel and his campaign staff likewise told him not to take the podium after angry residents were spotted nearby brandishing weapons and gas cannisters. Rioting did indeed erupt across more than 100 American cities that night but Indianapolis would remain quiet. Kennedy ignored his team and - wearing one of John's old overcoats - mounted the back of a flatbed truck to stand behind the microphone. In his hands he clutched a small page of scribbled notes, going on to deliver one of the greatest speeches in American political history off the cuff, having turned down a proposed draft ghostwritten by an aide.
Days ago. Kennedy, who would be killed just two months later, gave the speech despite then-mayor Richard Lugar calling for him to cancel the event. Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (22 February 1932 – 25 August 2009) was the senior Democratic U. In office from November 1962 to August 2009, Kennedy was, at the time, the second-longest serving member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia.
Robert F. Kennedy's speech on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. was given on April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kennedy, the United States senator from New York, was campaigning to earn the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination when he learned that King had been assassinated in Memphis. Kennedy ascended a podium in front of a large crowd gathered at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and prepared to give a speech that would dramatically shape the direction of the United States’ efforts over the following decade. Indeed, his speech would mark the beginning of a bold new era for humanity; an era of exploration and innovation in outer space. The context and circumstances of President Kennedy’s “we go to the moon speech,” delivered near the height of the Cold War and at the beginning of the “space race” between the United States and the Soviet Union, were enormously significant. The Soviet satellite “Sputnik” had been beeping overhead for 4 years, and only one year prior Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had become the first human being in history to enter space. The United States was rapidly losing the race into space, and in turn a competition in technological supremacy and prestige, to its Cold War adversary. The American public was on the verge of panic over the implications of a “Red Moon.” President Kennedy needed to forge a new direction for the United States, one that would excite and energize the American public and reestablish American eminence in global affairs. And so, on that day in September, 1962, he did just that, powerfully declaring that the United States would “go to the Moon before the decade was out.” The lasting significance of his speech, and its resounding success as an example of skillful rhetoric and persuasion, was demonstrated when American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk the Moon’s surface in 1969. This paper briefly analyzes Kennedy’s speech, highlighting its main points and the rhetorical tools he so successfully employed.
Mar 19, 2018. Senator Robert F. Kennedy shakes the hands of well wishes who greeted him for his campaign tour of Northern California in San Jose, Calif. on March 24, 1968. The campaigning senator arrived with Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh, right, who is a happy Kennedy campaign chief in California. AP Photo. Kennedy, then a candidate for President, rode in silence to a rally in a predominantly black neighborhood in Indianapolis. Kennedy scribbled a few words onto a legal pad, but mostly he just stared out the window. Martin Luther King, Jr., had been killed in Memphis earlier that evening. When Kennedy heard the news, aboard his campaign plane, his head snapped back as if he himself had been struck; then he buried his face in his hands. Later, as his car arrived at the rally, his staff scanned the periphery of the park for snipers. Looking shaken, Kennedy climbed onto a flatbed truck to address the crowd. Many had not heard the news about King; they had been waiting in the park for hours, holding “Kennedy” signs. “I have some very sad news for all of you,” he said. “And I think some sad news for all of our fellow-citizens and people who love peace all over the world.
Jan 31, 2018. Whenever a party seems to be approaching a major victory, pundits and journalists will be gripped by the impulse to warn that they're Doing It Wrong, and they either won't win at all or, if they do, their victory will be hollow unless they take the scolder's advice. So it has been lately with Democrats, who are. The American University speech, titled "A Strategy of Peace", was a commencement address delivered by President John F. Kennedy at the American University in Washington, D. Kennedy not only outlined a plan to curb nuclear arms, but also "laid out a hopeful, yet realistic route for world peace at a time when the U. and Soviet Union faced the potential for an escalating nuclear arms race." In the speech, Kennedy announced his agreement to negotiations "toward early agreement on a comprehensive test ban treaty" (which resulted in the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty) and also announced, for the purpose of showing "good faith and solemn convictions", his decision to unilaterally suspend all US atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons as long as all other nations would do the same. Noteworthy are his comments that the United States was seeking a goal of "complete disarmament" of nuclear weapons and his vow that America "will never start a war". The speech was unusual in its peaceful outreach to the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and is remembered as one of Kennedy’s finest and most important speeches. After the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, Kennedy was determined to construct a better relationship with the Soviet Union to discourage another threat of nuclear war.
Kennedy’s inaugural speech’s purpose was to use emotional language to inspire and appeal to ethos of an anxious and restless audience. 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.