In 1972, Shirley Chisholm stood before thousands of people and presented her presidential bid declaration speech. Chisholm uses all three of Aristotle’s persuasive appeals. Throughout Chisholm’s speech, she used logos, pathos and ethos. Logos is the appeal to logic in which reasoning and facts comes into play. Then pathos is the appeal to emotions in which she uses words to pull and the heart strings of her audience.
With great courage yet peacefulness, Ronald Reagan stated, “Tear down this wall!” By wall, he meant the Berlin Wall that divided East and East Germany. The Cold War was ending. Reagan achieved many things while in office. We will look at how the Reagan administration influenced the Cold War and when the Cold War ended.
The Fall for Freedom Introduction Throughout Reagan’s presidency, he was always well spoken about his dislike towards the Soviet Union and their belief in communism. So, on June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood by the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany to deliver his speech “Tear Down this Wall” to the people of Berlin in opposition of the Berlin Wall and for them to accept western democracy. Throughout his speech, Reagan expresses a vision of freedom through rhetorical devices such as, rhetorical appeals, repetition and imagery to specify on the importance that East Berlin can only really gain freedom once they tear down the wall and both sides are reunited. Historical Context Once the end of World War Two was nearing, Germany
In Richard Nixon’s 1952 “Checkers” speech, Nixon attempts to defend himself against critics who claim that he used $18,000 of contribution from his supporters and for his own profit. Nixon used his speech to reach his goal of persuading the American public to see his side of the situation. The speech is effective because of the use of the rhetorical techniques logos, pathos, and ethos that Nixon uses to effectively sway over his audience. However, because of the fallacies and possible bias in Nixon’s speech the validity is put into question.
President Ronald W. Reagan was known as a great communicator. In his “Address from the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall)” speech, President Reagan called upon the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to open the gates and tear down the wall that divided Berlin. Reagan appealed to the West Berliners by connecting with them through emotions because they rebuilt their city and had prospered and were free. He uses facts to persuade the West Berliners they would benefit from tearing down the wall. He uses examples how other countries who have achieved freedom have been successful.
Ronald Reagan found many ways of bringing the government back to what the founding father imagined it to be. As president he cut the budget and ended the Cold War. He got many United States citizens revert to the conservative way of thinking. “Republicans believe every day is the fourth of July, the Democrats believe every day is April15th.” Ronald Reagan created a way of thinking that brought the government to its knees.
Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of Great Britain, portrays her sorrow in the death of Ronald Reagan, and emphasizes the former president’s accomplishments. Thatcher utilizes cause and effect to show how Reagan prospered under immense pressure of the public. Thatcher projects her admiration for Reagan by using glittering diction. Lastly, she adds shift change to show the changing tone in her eulogy. Margaret Thatcher appeals to not only Americans but others who are grieving the loss of Reagan through the use of informal tone and Thatcher creates a sense of relief and praise for the deceased.
Diplomacy Geneva Summit Geneva Summit was held in November 1985. Compared with Vienna Summit, where Kennedy and Khrushchev had taken part in June 1961, these Summits have some similarity but the result was completely different. And the difference was mainly caused by “the remarkable chemistry between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev” (Geneva 1985- Gorbachev and Reagan-), who were involved in the new summit, and the teamwork among the two leaders and their foreign administers. Ronald Reagan was Arche-type Cold Warrior, in other words strong anti-communitarian. However, he had the other face of strong opponent of nuclear weapons.
Freedom is defined as “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” However, prior to 1989, citizens of Berlin, Germany were somewhat unaware of this concept that seems so commonplace to Americans. The Berlin wall was built through the middle of the German capital, separating east and west Europe. The eastern half was ridden with economic restraint, poverty, and communism, while the western half was quite acquainted with freedom and the pleasures of the western world. Ronald Reagan, the president of the United States from 1981-1989, spoke at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in 1987, urging the government to tear down the dividing wall and expose both halves to personal and economic freedom.