John F. Kennedy's Inaugural address

Xaeyleah Scarpello

Throughout John F. Kennedy's "Inaugural address" it is evident that he wants world peace.


  1. "Let every nation know whether it wishes well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship and support any friend."
  2. "Let both sides seek invoke the wonders of science instead of it's terror."
  3. "Let both sides unite to heed in all the corners of the earth the command Isaiah."

Historical context

  • The speech was delivered Friday January 20, 1961
  • At the beginning of the 1960s, many Americans believed they were standing at the dawn of a golden age. On January 20, 1961, the handsome and charismatic John F. Kennedy became president of the United States. His confidence that, as one historian put it, “the government possessed big answers to big problems” seemed to set the tone for the rest of the decade. However, that golden age never materialized. On the contrary, by the end of the 1960s it seemed that the nation was falling apart.