Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People
The motives behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 remained unclear to many people throughout the world.Shortly after the attacks waged upon New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, President George W. Bush delivered his speech, "Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People".This speech successfully explained the United States stance on terrorism.He also educated us on exactly who the terrorists are, discussed America's plan for resolution and attempted to dissolve any fear in which Americans may have felt.In the following paragraphs I will explain the strategies, advantages and barriers President Bush faced while delivering this highly successful and motivational speech.
This speech is unlike any other that President Bush has had to deliver.President Bush says, "In the normal course of events, Presidents come to this chamber to report on the state of the Union.Tonight, no such report is needed.It has already been delivered by the American people"(Bush, p.1).The goals of this speech are clearly outlined.He speaks about our freedom being attacked and assures us that justice will be brought to terrorists.The president wants to make sure every American understands what happened on September 11th.He wants to state whom these terrorists are, why they committed these crimes, Americas plans toward achieving justice and hopes to urge the American people to go on about their normal lives.
In the beginning of President Bush's speech, the audience to whom he is speaking is clearly announced.Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tempore, members of congress, and fellow Americans are among the groups listed.These Americans can clearly be listed as advantages.Almost every American show’s support for President Bush and our fight on terrorism.Also listed are a number of countries that have showed suppor…