Nixon-Kennedy Debate

Watch this clip from the fourth presidential debate between Vice President Richard Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy, held in 1960.

Referring to this clip and the transcript of the exchange, compose a 1- to 2-page analysis of the arguments each candidate makes. Identify the claims, supports, and other rhetorical devices the candidates use to make their points, and analyze these devices for their effectiveness in supporting the candidates' points.

Transcript of the Fourth Nixon-Kennedy Presidential Debate

Use these resources if you need help identifying rhetorical devices: