William Henry Seward Rhetorical Analysis

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The paper is based on the speech that was provided by William Henry Seward at Rochester, New York on 25th October 1858. The speech begins with criticizing the image of the Democratic Party in relation to the confidence that the American people placed on it. He talks about the significant role played by the Republicans in dislodging the Democratic Party and dismissing its high trust from the society. Henry gives an account of the American society, calling it a theatre, accommodating two radical political systems. He gives the description of slave labor and voluntary labor (by freedmen) as the two conditions operational in the society. Henry gives an account of how Negroes are mistreated and being used for the enslavement. Henry ensured that…show more content…
He states that the Europeans are the ones that handled and perpetrated slavery and not the United States. Henry does not recognize the existing system that supports the issue of slavery. He states that it is not fair for the Negroes to go through the poverty and slavery in the society while other citizens of the country are living a good life even when they do not deserve it. The fruits of slavery as by the description purported by Henry are seen through poverty, anarchy, and imbecility that exist in the Spanish and Portuguese. According to him, slavery is inhuman, unjust, and intolerable. The labor becomes a commodity in the market and does not have the free will to choose the regions he/she should go to for work. He/she is chained and forced to work several years without any decent pay. The slave masters look at the salves as animals that should spend most of their lives working. Henry states that most of the slaves are separated from their families and are denied the aspect of social integration with the rest of the society. He fights for a society free of forced labor that was perpetrated and introduced to the United States with foreigners who lacked any connections with the development of the United
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