One instance that Butler believes should have been a major turning point was Barack Obama being elected President. Yes, President Obama made great strides toward equality but it was nothing impactful like the things he campaigned for. “Obama’s presidency brought about nothing approaching the racial reconciliation he had campaigned on” (Butler 28). I believe the society, more so African Americans believed that President Obama could undo the racial inequality that has been around for hundreds of years. It would take far longer than 8 years to totally transform what Butler refers to as the
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.
Abraham Lincoln’s Establishment of Impartiality During the Civil War Abraham Lincoln served his presidency to the United States (U.S.) during one of the most decisive and divisive time periods in the nation’s history. Lincoln began his presidency shortly after the official formation of the Confederacy in the Southern states of the U.S. President Lincoln delivered his first Inaugural Address in 1861 to an already divided nation with the knowledge that the potential for a civil war was growing and that conflict was imminent. Taking the reins of a nation that was seemingly at irreconcilable odds, Lincoln served his first four-year term as president from 1861-1865; a time period that saw the violence of the American Civil War engulf and divide an entire nation. Near the end of the Civil War in 1865, Lincoln was elected for a second presidential term. It was during Lincoln’s second Inaugural Address in March of 1865 that he was tasked with again speaking before a divided
• Richard Nixon addresses the crowd on August 8, 1968, during the presidental campaign in order to persoade them to elect him as President of the United States • He states that he is determined to win the elections, despite the fact that he lost 16 years before in front of a strong candidate, Dwight D Eisenhower, who was lying ill in the hospital at the time the 1968 elections were going on • Persuasive in his speech, he wants the Republican Party to become the leader, which holds all the qalities America needs to recover from the past times • He congradulates his rnning mate, as well as all those who have fought to obtain the nominaton, including Governor Reagan, Governor Rockfeller and Governor Romney • He also says that the 1968 elections
His father died shortly before Andrew’s birth and his mother tried to raise him to be educated. In 1812, He had become a wealthy Tennessee lawyer and rising young politician. In 1824 and 1828 election he stands as some of the dirtiest campaign ever waged for the Presidency. Jackson won the popular vote handily in 1824. Andrew Jackson was the first so called "people 's president".
In 1900 he attended the First Pan- African Conference held in London, was elected a vice president, and wrote he “Address to the Nations of the World.” In 1911 Du Bois attended the First Universal Races Congress in London along with black intellectuals from Africa and the West Indies. In the nearly half century between 1900 and 1945 various political leaders and intellectuals from Europe, North America, and Africa met six times to discuss colonial control of Africa and develop strategies for eventual African political liberation. Last, William was a very great man. He was a very smart guy. He had family members.
The bases of power, as explained by Agunis, Pierce, and Simonsen, are reward, coercive, legitimate, referent, and expert. Obama especially exercises three of the bases in his speech, as well as powerful talk. Referent power is considered to be the desire to be associated with the speaker, legitimate power is based off
Our well-known president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, in his speech, the Inaugural Address discusses his plans in creating hope and change together in America. Obama’s purpose is to tell the audience what steps we need to take to grow as a nation together and how he plans to fix any social & economic issues. He creates a professional, serious tone to appeal to the nation his strong desire to make a change from the past. Obama opens his speech the Inaugural Address by describing his new plan to revolutionize America and how he wants to build trust with all American citizens. He appealed to people’s emotions using pathos by discussing the certain crisis that has gone on as he states, “Homes have been lost, jobs shed, business shuttered”.
Lincoln also uses the rhetorical device, personification, during the the beginning of the speech when he talks about the founding fathers.“ Our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty…”(464). In the excerpt, Lincoln is discussing the past and how it relates to America after the Civil War. Lincoln also uses personification later in his speech when he talks about the world. “.. but it [world] can never forget what they did here.” (465) Here, Lincoln is discussing that the world can not forget about the many soldiers who died
There were 3 major challenges in his life. Racism, betrayal and struggle. Today I wish to inform you about the challenges that faced the future 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama II. 4th August 1961, in Honolulu hospital in Hawaii, Barack Hussein Obama II was born having a white American mother and a black Kenyan father, very unusual for its time not to forget the heavy opposition from all parents involved. At age 9 while living in Indonesia with his mother and stepdad, he recounts having a “Racial Awakening” when he saw a story of
President Obama is the 44th elected president and the first African American President of the United States (Bibliography.com Editors, 2016). With the election coming up this year in November 2016, it is a time for us to reflect on the success and downfalls of the president. Most importantly, being the first African American President and knowing the struggle of the minority, what has he done for the African American community? It has been argued by many that President Obama has not done anything for the black community, especially by current presidential candidate Donald Trump. His supporters and even some African Americans themselves believe that President Obama has not changed the situation of the African Americans in the Unites States.
On October 4th, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio the nineteenth president of our United States of America was born. After winning one of the most controversial presidential elections in history, Rutherford B. Hayes was secretly sworn into office, becoming the first president to take his oath in the White House. While only serving only one term in office (1877-1881) Hayes made incredible strides in Civil-Rights laws, results of which wouldn’t be seen until the next presidency, also dealing with the time after the Civil War, otherwise known as the Reconstruction period, and rebuilding a new America. The fifth child in the marriage of Rutherford Hayes Jr., who ran a whisky distillery, and Sophia Birchard Hayes, his fathers namesake Rutherford
Matter of fact, Jackson was the first president to hold strong campaigns in order to gain support. Before this moment, it was considered rude for the candidates to tell people to vote for them. Jackson changed that with his loud gatherings encouraging more votes to go to him. Good or bad Andrew Jackson brought a lot of changes into our nation to help make it what it is today. He finished his eight years of term in office in 1837 and died in 1845.