kennedy organized his speech chronologically using past, present, and future references. his past reference is to our forefathers and the founding of our country on rights of freedom: "for i have sworn before you and almighty god the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago. . and yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe . . "
his present reference discusses the issues of his time: "we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction."
his future reference gave american's and the world a goal: "finally, whether you are citizens of america or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. with a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love . . "
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