Word Challenge: Two Words, One Speech, JFK’s
Part II of our Word Challenge series examines JFK’s words. Originally posted by Riise on 1/23/12.
One of the most beloved presidents in American history (as you can tell by the number of buildings, bridges, and NY fried chicken places named after him), John F. Kennedy was a powerful speaker, and often employed strong language to showcase his authority. In his inaugural address given in 1961, JFK uses an impressive array of common and uncommonly used words to not only describe America but to also underscore some of the bigger challenges the country had to face.
Excerpt from the JFK inaugural address: