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Purpose of including "this Nation" in "To the Moon"

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We Choose to Go to the Moon, John F. Kennedy, 1962

Kennedy, John F. "We Choose to Go to the Moon." The Nation's Space Effort. Rice Stadium, Rice University, Houston, Texas. 12 Sept. 1962. Er.jsc.nasa.gov. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

In lines 82-89, Kennedy refers to the "this Nation" (lines 82-83) in order to

A

present a call to action to encourage all Americans to come together for a common cause.

B

create a counterargument to the ideas presented in the previous paragraph.

C

define the idea of a Nation to his audience.

D

question the continued relevance of historical ideas in the present day.

E

illustrate a probable future that is less safe than the present is now.