He opens his speech with the famous words from The Declaration of Independence; “ We the people, in order to form a more perfect union”(Obama 461). He uses this quote from the Declaration of Independence to better explain the broad perspective of why the founding father created the declaration, to lay the grounds for the creation of a better nation. He goes on to say how they did sign it, but ultimately it was unfinished. He states “It was stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations”(Obama 461). Barack used this quote with a logical reasoning, stating the facts on how the founding fathers of this nation did not have any say about the common slave or their self rights, but just to let the future take care of it problem.
Obama urges equal opportunity when he states, “you’ll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who’s working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity (pg 2).” Obama emphasizes that background will not define one’s future. He feels strongly about creating opportunities for the younger generation. As one can see, Obama’s acceptance speech was not just about his gratitude for being re-elected, but also his plans to move this nation
Lincoln uses optimistic diction when employing words such as "cherish" and "lasting peace" to convey a message of harmony. It is seen clearly in his word choice that Lincoln calls for a lasting and fair peace, but not only between the North and South. He also calls the American people to apply this concept of peace with other countries and in foreign policy. Throughout his Second Inaugural Address, President Abraham Lincoln employs a variety of rhetorical strategies to promote unity between Americans. As Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln’s address to the American people can be applied in today’s current political climate.
President Obama’s “Statement on the Orlando, Florida Shooting” and President Trump’s “Remarks on Las Vegas Shooting” were the speeches that were analyzed. The purpose of these speeches were to call attention to the terrible massacres that occurred in the U.S. The devices found in the two speeches were allusion, anaphora, kairos, repetition, and metaphor. The two speeches contained similar devices, such as repetition and anaphora, however President Trump used metaphor and the persuasive appeal, Pathos, in order to get his point across and President Obama used allusion and kairos in order to get his point across. The purpose of President Obama’s speech was to acknowledge a shooting in a club in Orlando, Florida.
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.
The Civil War reshaped ideas and beliefs Americans once had and molded them into understanding that all people men, women, blacks, and whites are all created equal. In the “Gettysburg Address” Abraham Lincoln shows that the idea of everyone being equal is strongly supported. For instance, Lincoln says that 87 years ago our fathers presented on this new land, a new nation, bringing forth something new in liberty, and dedicated to the idea that all men are created equal (Lincoln, sent. 1). This shows that
Abraham Lincoln for example used words ‘devotion’, ‘honored’, ‘hallow’ and ‘nobly’ to praise the soldiers. He also used an allusion in his speech. ‘All men are created equal’ is an allusion that he used from the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was very important for his audience, because it symbolized freedom and equality. Those were things they were fighting for.
The time has come to make a judgement of the great Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States from 1829~1837. Although some people didn’t like Jackson very well due to very few of his decisions, he made many good decisions during his presidency. Andrew Jackson should be remembered as a hero of the common man due to his unifying leadership, generous approach of governing, and concern for economic equality. The first reason that Andrew Jackson should be remembered as a hero is because of his unifying leadership. This was shown during the Nullification Crisis.
Lincoln declares that this longstanding document created by the founding fathers instilled that “all men are created equal” (Qtd. in Lincoln). This document has always been a source of pride and hope for Americans, as in the beginning, it was used to separate from a tyrannical, oppressive leader, and even today, Americans celebrate its publishing every Fourth of July. Lincoln alludes to this document in order to justify his condemnation of slavery, as slavery contradicts the founding fathers’ message of equality. He also implies that his opposition, the Confederacy, is similarly oppressive in its
I believe he's using God to let everybody see that they're equal and perfect as Christianity says they are. This will persuade them because religion was an important factor in everyone's lives. Another point often overlooked is his use of pathos, even though this is one example, he had used this effortlessly throughout his speech, "We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality." This line just speaks so much because it can give you an idea about how horrible they were treated. And this just lets you sympathize with