Quote: “There are places, and moments in America where this nation’s destiny has been decided….. Selma is such a place….. We gather here to celebrate them.” (Obama, 2015, p.1) Explanation: Obama clearly states throughout his speech that he is here to celebrate America and Selma. A way to say look how far we have come. He feels that this was a stepping stone, a big moment in history that he admires. Audience Answer: Obama talks to all of America, and the whole world hears. He is talking to America, but he is
He worked hard to earn everything he accomplished, and this determination has been contagious. Obama inspires me to be more active in my community. In addition, Obama is very giving. He does a lot of volunteering, because he wants to give his time to help others. Specifically, he volunteers at K.I.D.S.
44th President, Barack Obama, in his speech, Inaugural Address, addresses where we are as an economy. Obama’s purpose is to let the audience know that our nation is in crisis and there are things that need to be done. He adopts an informational tone in order to express the importance of the nation and the necessity of making our country an improved place for our future children. Obama builds his credibility with convincing facts and statistics, incorporating fear, and successfully employing emotional appeals. Obama begins his Inaugural Address by acknowledging that our economy is badly weakened and our collective failure to make tough choices and prepare the nation for a new age.
Purv Chauhan Jack Geist English 108 February 16, 2018 Barack Obama victory speech Rhetorical Analysis “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible - tonight is your answer.” (Obama, 2008). Barack Obama was elected president on Nov 5, 2008. He argues in his speech that whatever was going on in the country, it is going to change, it was a dawn of a new beginning. He begins by building his credibility by showing that others who doubted the people of his country, tonight was their answer, and telling an anecdote about a old lady who had seen the country progress. Ultimately at the end, he ends his speech strongly by making the audience say “Yes, we can”, and getting applauded by the audience.
The only way to change our country is by working with each other, not against each other. With some Americans refusing to stay open minded to the beliefs of the opposite political party, our country will get nowhere. As one of our country’s Founding Fathers, Washington would not approve of this, and demand the next president change this. If George Washington was still alive today, he would be able to give the next president advice to transform our country. Someone with the unbiased mindset toward the two main political parties would be a much needed perspective for the next president.
Justin Mitchell Ms.Becker English 12-1 12 April 2017 Rhetorical Analysis- Barack Obama The 44th President, Barack Obama, in his 2009 Inauguration Address, describes his plan to help America. Obama’s purpose is to show America that he’ll be a good leader. He adopts a concerning tone in order to attract his audience, The world.
At the Democratic Convention in 2008, Barack Obama held an acceptance speech after winning the primary election for the Democratic party, leading him to be a candidate for the presidential election in the United States against the Republican presidential candidate, John McCain. Throughout his speech Obama makes numerous references to American history, this paper will focus on Obama's use of American values and historical references throughout this excerpt from the speech. In his speech, Barack Obama said: “I get it. I realize that I am not the likeliest candidate for this office. I don’t fit the typical pedigree, and I haven’t spent my career in the halls of Washington.” Pointing out he has not spent his career in the job and place that most
As I examined the pros and cons of UPK it became very clear that there are many similarities to the Perry Program with similar benefits which President Barack Obama talked about in his State of the Union Speech in February of 2013. He proposed high quality UPK early childhood initiative program to reduce inequality among classes, bring down crime rate, and improve support for families that cannot afford to pay for highly priced childcare programs. It is true that children who are nurtured properly and supported in a proper educational setting in the case UPK are proven to have high vocabulary, more regulation as well as social and emotional skills and are motivated to keep learning. So there are lots of benefits. People who have done studies in this field found that these children do not engage in risky behaviors, stay away from the juvenile justice and penal system, get good paying jobs and are able to keep their
What would you say if you were president? Barack Obama and George Washington both gave the Presidential Inaugural Addresses as part of becoming president. George Washington was the 1st president of the United States of America and Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States of America. Their Inaugural speeches were different but they said some things that were similar. In this essay I will talk about some things that were said that were similar and different.
It can be said that America has made a lot of progress towards freedom and racial equality. In the speech made by president Barack Obama at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Dedication, Obama describes how America has developed the idea of being free and equal. I strongly agree with president Obama’s opinion that America has put in a lot of effort into becoming more fair and free. In my opinion, America has made multiple changes in order to become free because many of Martin Luther King Jr.’s hopes and dreams were achieved throughout the years; this is based on the speech “I Have a Dream” delivered by Dr. King. King states “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” This is explaining how
David A. Frank’s rationale for conducting the research was centered around the idea that eulogies responsible for persuading people on the national level should determine circumstances which require additional policies. This idea was based on two particular speeches of president Obama’s following mass shootings in Tucson and Newtown. The key areas of research Frank contributes to are in the functions of national eulogies, diction in epideictic dialogue, as well as diplomatic approaches in advocating policy making. A key theoretical concept strengthened by this research is that presenting a base for policy change is required in epideictic speech for societies to advance. In this case, Frank uses gun control as an example for the premise of policy building.
State of the Union Essay “Our unique strengths as a nation -- our optimism and work ethic, our spirit of discovery, our diversity, our commitment to rule of law -- these things give us everything we need to ensure prosperity and security for generations to come.”, stated President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech of 2016. In his speech he addressed many important topics. A few of the important things he addressed in his speech was the safety of our economy, the progress of our economy and how “we the people” make up the United States of America. These are the few topics that I feel were very important. Obama explains why the rumors claiming that “our enemies are getting stronger and America is getting weaker” are false.
Exchange influence is where the person makes a promise that you will receive something if you support them (Nelson & Quick, 2013). Donald Trump said, “We need a leader that can bring back our jobs, can bring back our manufacturing, can bring back our military, can take care of our vets. We need somebody that literally will take this country and make it great again” (Borger, 2015). Trump is delivering this message promising that if you vote for him as president, he will back up what he