Rhetorical Analysis of Ronald Reagan Inaugural Speech

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English 1302.481
Feb 10,2011
Rhetorical Analysis
of Ronald Reagan First Inaugural Address
Speech usually plays a very important role in the politics. Politicians address to audience though public speaking reveal their positions and ideas to promote support from others. So, how to make a good speech is important to politician. Usually, player will use a lot of writing skills in the speech which can improve speech’s confidence levels. I think the Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address is the best I have seen. In order to analysis Ronald Reagan First Inaugural Address, summarize and analysis speech, research political context, rhetorical analysis are necessary. The Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address included the country’s situation, the President Reagan’s plan as a regularly president address. President Reagan thanks everybody to believe his and let him to be president at first. Next he said “The business of our nation goes forward” (Ronald), but unfortunately the United States “are confronted with an economic affliction of great proportions.”(Ronald). Not only economic recession, the United States also faced financial deficit which was caused by unreasonable tax structure. He urged Americans to act “in order to preserve tomorrow”(Ronald).For the crisis, he address his view as “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem”(Ronald). With this, the government had to change, he said he would “curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment and to demand recognition of the distinction between the powers granted to the Federal Government and those reserved to the states or to the people”(Ronald). Not only plans about government reformation, he also punished the solution of economic recession which was “removing the roadblocks that have slowed our economy and reduced productivity” (Ronald). At the part of speech, he stated the his foreign policy which was strengthen relationship with ally and never compromised to the...
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