Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Address Rhetorical Analysis

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“ I never felt more certain, that I was doing right, than I do signing this paper. “On January 1st 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the famous Emancipation Proclamation that freed all slaves in the rebellious states. In that instant, 4 million African Americans in the heart of the south gained their longly awaited justice. The release of this speech set way for equality for all ways of life in the United States of America. Lincoln states his position as president, to create ethos. Ethos is ethological appeal. “I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander- in- Chief… and in accordance with my purpose so to do…”He uses this to create reasoning on why he has …show more content…

Lincoln revoked the order soon after but wanted border states to abolish slavery. On July 17,1862 the Second Confiscation Act was passed, which declares slaves in the south “ forever free”. Less than a week later, he issued the Proclamation draft to Congress. The Emancipation Proclamation was the beginning of abolishing slavery. It did not instantly make everyone equal. The proclamation didn’t truly get rid of slavery, nor did it free all slaves. This issue only applied to the states in the confederacy, that weren’t under the Union Control. By this, the northern states and border states weren’t impacted. Lincoln was wise in this statement after the most lives were ever lost in a single day of war, in Antiem. The battle of Antienment gave President Lincoln the victory he needed to issue the Proclamation. After the battle of Antientam Lincoln wanted slaves to be empacipated, so he created a program in which they would gradually gain their god given rights.Even though it didn’t end slavery instantly, its transformed the character of the war and captured the hearts of millions. black men were accepted into the Union Navy and Army, therefore almost 200,000 black soldiers fought for the Union and Freedom. The Proclamation reassured that this war was for freedom. Morals were a big contender that strengthened the Union army both militarily and politically. On the way to the of destroying slavery, The Empancation

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