John F. Kennedy Inauguration Speech and its Impact on the American Beliefs
The inauguration of John F. Kennedy took place in January 20, 1961. Renewal and change were the most significant emphasis to the people of America and the world. His strong belief is that man is a revolutionary being with the power to change and eradicate challenges not from the state generosity or policy, but through creation. Kennedy speech during his inauguration symbolized a new generation; one that had the power to revolutionize the world. Proud of their heritage and unwilling to observe wrongdoing in the society being done. The success and survival of liberty were the key of emphasis to both friends and foes. With unity, Kennedy emphasized that they could do everything and pledged not only their word but their loyalty to their allies around the world. He is opposed to iron tyranny and gives an example of “those who foolishly sought power in the past by riding the back of a tiger always ended inside”. The speech instilled a feeling of power and responsibility to the American people that changed their way of thinking and action.
He changes the attitude and instills a global social responsibility to the hearts of the American people by pledging to the struggling nations around the globe inn assisting them “castoff the chains of poverty”. The pledge is to support unity in an effort of eradicating subversion and aggression around America. In addition, he emphasis how America would remain a symbol of power by being a “Master of its own house”. The implication of Kennedy’s speech is a call to action, action towards bettering the nation. For example, he urges the people to start anew, putting in mind that being civil is not weakness and sincerity is a subject of proof. According to Kennedy, change was to be effected from individual change. He asked the people to determine their responsibility to the state and not the state's responsibility to them.