Rhetorical Analysis Of Tear Down This Wall

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On June 12, 1987, former President Ronald Reagan made the famous “Tear Down this Wall” speech to the people of West Berlin. President Reagan made this speech in hopes that the Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, would tear down The Berlin Wall. This wall was a symbol of the Cold War and how the United States and Soviet Union continually fought for power. This speech was given to convince the people of Berlin that democracy was the best way to go. ("Tear Down This Wall" Analysis) Ronald Reagan was known for being a great communicator. He was in his second term as president when he gave this speech. In a way, he himself shows ethos in this speech. Because Reagan is a president and a well speaker, he establishes credibility. Reagan starts the

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