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9/11 Address to the Nation- George W. Bush
Transcript of 9/11 Address to the Nation- George W. Bush
To The Nation
George W. Bush "A Great People Has Been Moved to Defend a Great Nation" 9/11 Attack
Four planes were highjacked on September 11th, 2001.
Two crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, one crashed into the Pentagon.
One was overtaken by American passengers and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
2752 lives were lost in the tragedy.
Began the war on terror
Response "A great people has been moved to defend a great nation" Firefighters 343 firefighters died on 9/11.
They saved hundreds, if not thousands more lives in their sacrifice.
During the attacks he was in a Florida classroom reading a book to the children.
Made his Address to the Nation later that night. S.O.A.P Speaker:President Bush
Occasion: Attack on America
Audience: American People
Purpose: Calm the Nation Expository? Persuasive? Descriptive? Narrative? Why did he give this speech?
Mission Accomplished??? Syntax and Diction Syntax
Short declaritive sentences
A lot of commas, pauses
Examples Our country is strong Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom
came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. And no one will keep that light from shining Diction
Every word is understood
Clear, concise LOGOS
America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. Ethos
I thank the many world leaders...
I appreciate so very much the memebers of Congress...
And I pray they will be comforted by a Power greater than any of us... Pathos
For the children whose worlds have been shattered.
Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.
The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires buring, huge-- huge structures collapsing... Literary Elements Deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. Business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve We're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world.
And no one will keep that light from shining. Today, our nation saw evil-- the very worst of human nature-- and we responded with the best of America. With the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could Federal agencies in Washington... will be open for business tomorrow. The American economy will be open for business as well I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. Religion
Do you think that our nation becomes a christian nation in times of durress? Good Speech? Bad Speech? Legacy?