Abraham Persuasive Speech

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“Now, for what you have all been waiting on. Please welcome our special guest, Abraham Lincoln.” said James.

(audience applauses as Abraham walks out onto the stage and takes a seat next to James)

“Thank you, Thank you. It’s good to be here.” said Abraham.

“So how have you been Abe?” asked James.

“well despite the fact that I have been dead for the past one hundred and fifty one years, I have been pretty good.” stated Abraham. “What about you?”

“I have been just fine. Thank you for asking.” James stated. “So does anyone have any questions for our special guest?”

(Hands shoot into the air and everyone tries to make enough noise to get called on.)

“You there in the second column of the third row, in the red shirt.” Shouted James
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When and where you were born, that kind of thing.” Said random audience member number 1.

“Well to start off I was born on February 12, 1809. I grew up on the western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana. For the most part I educated myself. Later on I became a lawyer in illinois, a whig party leader, and a member of the illinois House of Representatives. I was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives for twelve years. In 1846 I was elected to the United States House of Representatives. I promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, and railroads. Because I had originally agreed not to run for a second term in Congress, and because my opposition to the Mexican-American War was unpopular among Illinois voters, I returned to and resumed my successful law practice. In 1854 while taking part in a highly publicized debate with my opponent and rival, Democrat Stephen A Douglas, I spoke out against the expansion of slavery, but lost the U.S. Senate race to Douglas. Then on March 4, 1861 I was elected president of the United States of America. I was a good president if I do say so for myself, until April 15, 1865 when I was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.”

(As he gives his story the hands lower, one by one until none are left up.)

“Well would you look at the time folks. It’s time to say goodnight, and as always. I’ll see you next week. Bye.”

(The curtains close and everyone
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