Peace for Dwight Eisenhower

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Jessica Breaux
Ms. Shay Frith
English 1020
30, Apr. 2012
Peace for Dwight Eisenhower

On December 8, 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a speech called “Atoms For Peace”. The speech was give in hope to end the use of atomic bomb and have peace across the nations. Also in hopes to have Peace treaties between Soviet Union, Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe. This is all taking place after World War I, where they dropped two bombs on Japan, which took place August 6 and 9 of 1945. The bomb droppings devastated Japan and killed roughly about 214,000 of innocent people. After this, the United States decided against using atomic bombs. Giving this speech Dwight D. Eisenhower hoped to make peace treaties between the countries at war. In this speech, Dwight D, Eisenhower was successful and effective with his use of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to promote and encourage peace amongst the nations.

“Our subject was some of the problems that beset our world”(Eisenhower para 1) Eisenhower was having a conference with the Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of Great Britain and France. This is a great use of Ethos, credibility, talking about the problems going on in the world. It was also a great way to open up his speech and bring in his audience. Eisenhower also says “Never before in history has so much hope for so many people been gathered together in a single organization. Your deliberations and decisions during these somber years have already realized part of those hopes.”(Eisenhower para 3) He is using pathos and logos, emotions of hope and logical of numbers, to make the assembly aware that they gathered together in hope of peace and hope for better to come. Eisenhower also states “... the United States will remain steadfast in its support of this body. This we shall do in the conviction you will provide a great share of the wisdom, of the courage, and the faith which can bring to this world lasting peace for all nation, and happiness...
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