Event Title

Nuclear Proliferation and Presidential Rhetoric During the Cold War

Location

Taylor 400, Madison Union, JMU

Start Date

4-6-2019 10:10 AM

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Delivered on June 10, 1963, in the midst of the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy's speech at American University offered a new approach to the United States' relationship with the Soviet Union as well as with nuclear weapons. This speech represented a major shift in US foreign policy following the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Not only did this speech alter the 1960's, but it also laid the groundwork for future arms deals and inspired future generations to strive for peace. Our presentation will analyze the presidential rhetoric of the Cold War and its effects, and how it compares to the presidential rhetoric of today.

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Apr 6th, 10:10 AM

Nuclear Proliferation and Presidential Rhetoric During the Cold War

Taylor 400, Madison Union, JMU

Delivered on June 10, 1963, in the midst of the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy's speech at American University offered a new approach to the United States' relationship with the Soviet Union as well as with nuclear weapons. This speech represented a major shift in US foreign policy following the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Not only did this speech alter the 1960's, but it also laid the groundwork for future arms deals and inspired future generations to strive for peace. Our presentation will analyze the presidential rhetoric of the Cold War and its effects, and how it compares to the presidential rhetoric of today.