This report will describe three concepts related to my Political Science 300 course; détente diplomacy, disarmament, and human rights. Each of these three concepts will be related to one Presidential inaugural address excerpt. The overview of these concepts will help to describe the world events that influenced the presidential politics and thinking portrayed in the Inaugural addresses used.
The Political Science 300 course covers many concepts through the review of c. These concepts can also be used to describe the politics and thinking used in many of our President’s inaugural addresses. An inaugural address is used to set the tone and theme of a President’s next four years in office. Détente diplomacy, disarmament, and human rights are three concepts used by Presidents in their inaugural addresses that related to issues in the world.
John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address came at a time when the U.S. was on edge due to the fears of a looming nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. These concerns were felt in John F. Kennedy’s tone, “…let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors.” Here he attempted to relax the tensions between the armed countries of the U.S. and Soviet Union through his address. Kennedy clearly uses the concept of détente diplomacy, the attempt to relax tensions between hostile countries (Berry N., Roskin M )by suggesting new focus for the countries scientists to embark on together to move away from the arms race.
Jimmy Carter’s 1977 inaugural address called for world nuclear disarmament. Disarmament is the elimination of existing weapons (Berry N., Roskin M); Carter covered this concept in his address at a time when the world was still engaged in a massive armaments race. “… And will well move this year a step toward ultimate goal – the elimination of all nuclear weapons from this earth”. The Presidents of this period were still dealing with the nation’s fear of nuclear attack in a world... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2010, 12). International Relations. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 12, 2010, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/International-Relations-527227.html
"International Relations" StudyMode.com. 12 2010. 12 2010 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/International-Relations-527227.html>.
"International Relations." StudyMode.com. 12, 2010. Accessed 12, 2010. http://www.studymode.com/essays/International-Relations-527227.html.