Introduction While responding to a controversy that endangered his presidential campaign, Barack Obama delivered a speech many consider to be one of the greatest ever given on the topic of race. The speech, titled A More Perfect Union, was delivered during the democratic national convention on March 18, 2008, in Philadelphia. The response was relatively positive. In the speech, Obama illustrates his involvement in and passion towards the racial makeup of America, however the reason for this speech is not shown until he mentions his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. In the weeks prior to the speech, Wright, an outspoken pastor, accused the government of committing hateful acts against black Americans.
Let Girls Learn In her efforts to raise awareness for women’s rights at the Let Girls Learn event in early 2016, Michelle Obama, an American lawyer and the first African American First Lady of the Unites States, strategically writes her speech to display the conditions girls around the world endure to live a life without the simple right to an education. She develops her speech through the use of gratitude as a connection to the public, an appeal to pathos and the final shift in tense to establish hope among the people. Together, these strategies allow Michelle Obama to inform the society that they must unite as one in order to effectively and successfully support the education of girls around the world. Obama begins by making a personal connection with the public through gratitude for their endless efforts to assist in the program. She states that although she is a prominent leader, she never truly accomplished everything she had, alone.
During his presidency, he admits that he was working on creating policies to further the equality of women and their rights. Policies such as equal pay, equal work, and protection of the reproductive rights of women. With the use of various rhetorical strategies, he is able to express his perspective on feminism through his personal experiences and develop a strong argument. As stated earlier, Obama shares his personal experiences of growing up with his grandmother and learning the values and treatment women of earlier generations obtained and how he has witnessed the roles of women flourish since then. By comparing and contrasting the roles of women from earlier times to the current roles of women in society, the audience is able to grasp the progress that women have made over time,
In his exclusive essay for Glamour, former president Barack Obama shares his views as a feminist, as well as how it has impacted his life as a son, husband, father, and president. He states how growing up with a single mother, supporting his wife, and raising two daughters has inspired and formed his views as a feminist. Throughout his life, he has seen the progress of women’s role in society enhance over time and he claims that right now is an “extraordinary time to be a woman”. Though there is still room for improvement on women 's rights, our country has made great progress in the act of women’s rights, according to Obama. During his presidency, he admits that he was working on creating policies to create further equality for women and their rights.
In her 2013 “Bowie State University Commencement Speech”, found in They Say/I Say, Michelle Obama, the current First Lady of the United States, uses several rhetorical strategies, including historical references and appeals to emotion and history, in order to drive her central message of the importance of education and the responsibly of her audience to deliver the legacy of education to the next generation. Throughout the piece, Obama relays a historical analysis of the progress made in education for African Americans, including an exploration of the toil and sacrifice made over the decades so that that progress could come to pass. She concludes by calling the graduating students to action to carry on the legacy of educational excellence that
Barack Obama made history on November 4, 2008 by becoming the first African American President of the United States of America.His social media campaign played a key role in his victory as hee gained a total of 5 million supporters on 15 different social networks like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace. The distinguishing feature of Obama’s social media campaign was that it focused on involving the people and used it to organize, fundraise more effectively and used it to support their bottoms-up grassroot campaign strategy which helped them connect with the people. . The Websites: The two main sites www.BarackObama.coma and www.MyBarackObama.com by Blue State Digital were launched with the announcement of Obama’s candidacy in February 2007.. The
The use of pathos or emotional appeal in Obama’s speech “A More Perfect Union”, is one of the crucial keys to making his essay so powerful to show the makeup of racial inequality in America. He states “That anger may not be expressed in public, in front of white co-workers or white friends. But it does find a voice in the barbershop or around the kitchen table”(Obama 466). Obama uses this quote to better express the struggles that the black and other racial communities face in America. He also states this quote like he's seen the problems first hand, because he may be referring to himself or event that made him feel angered.
Former President Barack Obama was known for being a good speaker, but was he actually a good speaker or did was he just a very intelligent man? Public speaking is one of the hardest things to do and Barack Obama does a great job of it. He does have a few tendencies that I picked up on such as hand motion and pauses. Barack Obama gives his speech in Washington D.C. in front of thousands of eager people waiting to hear what the president had planned for the country. Obama was clearly using a teleprompter to help recite his speech, which can be very dangerous as far as communication goes.
This final concluding moment helps to personalize the many views on racism Barack has stated rather than a regurgitated summary of the preceding points. The story shows how one person was able to make a difference in her community through the unfortunate experiences she faced as a child having to live on little money. It is here where Obama succeeds at emotionally grabbing his listeners, showing that while government is an important factor, the individual’s fight to make a difference is just as important. Listeners who get this feeling tied to the nation’s future in a way that makes them feel
He visits the first day of school in Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, and tries to give the students a pep talk. He wants the students to be hardworking and take responsibility for their own lives. It is so important that the students give themselves 100% to their schoolwork – according to Obama. Obama uses a lot of ethos in his speech. It’s the appeal form he uses the most.