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    Barack Obama's Life

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    Barack Obama is known as the forty-fourth president of The United States of America and is considered to be a successful man. However, he wasn’t always that way; He also had some good and bad times throughout his life before he was elected. It is those life experiences that make him who he is today. Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham.

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    Have you heard of the quote “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on”? Most would have not, but you most definitely heard of the name Barack Obama.

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    Rhetorical Analysis of Obama’s Victory Speech Barack Obama was re-elected as the president of the US on November 6, 2012 from Chicago, Illinois. This paper will throw light and analyse various elements Barrack Obama is using to portray his political ideology to audiences through his speech. I intend to focus on the rhetorical effects of the speech. By using various form of rhetorical tools such as Tautology or Anaphora, President Obama gives a speech which focuses on the idea of American life such as the American dream, American promise and the future.

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    Introduction Hook: I never knew that one day, one idea could have such a big impact. That one thing could change the history, set up the rest of the country to follow suit with this specific topic, and things that need a change in general. Background: Over 50 years ago, on March 7, 1965, now known as bloody Sunday, segregation was still prevalent. At the time it was not allowed for blacks to vote at the time.

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    44th President, Barack Obama, in his inauguration speech, “Inaugural Address,” explains what he plans to do to better the nation. Obama’s purpose is to give hope to the nation so that he can better it. Obama believes while he is in office he will take this country and make it better than it should be. His speech gives off a very passionate tone to the audience, showing them how much he truly feels about his country.

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    “Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. And moreover, you have to remember that whatever you 've gone through, it pales in comparison to the hardships previous generations endured - and they overcame them.” (Obama 6) In the speech Obama had presented at the graduation class of 2013 at Morehouse College, he wants them to remember their struggles and be able to overcome them to do what is right.

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    “Boy’s Pat on Obama’s head” is a photograph that was Shot in the Oval Office on May 8, 2009 by Pete Souza. This photograph was composed in a moment. In the photo, Mr. Obama bowed to the little boy, who stands erect beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch Mr. Obama’s hair to see if it feels like his. One of the thing that made this photograph memorable was The president’s willingness to bend down and let the little boy feel his head. This eight-year-old boy thought that there must be something wrong with his hair, that a president of the United who looks exactly like him may possibly not have the same type of hair as this says a lot about race in America.

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    What would you say if you were president? Barack Obama and George Washington both gave the Presidential Inaugural Addresses as part of becoming president. George Washington was the 1st president of the United States of America and Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States of America. Their Inaugural speeches were different but they said some things that were similar. In this essay I will talk about some things that were said that were similar and different.

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    Both Pericles’ and Barack Obama’s government are similar and both different. Pericles and Obama both support a democracy but Pericles had a direct democracy which is when people gather at mass meetings to decide on government matters. In direct democracy every citizen can vote firsthand on laws and policies. In the United states we have representative democracy which is when citizens choose a smaller group to make laws and government decisions on their behalf, because a mass meeting of our millions of citizens would be impossible . Pericles and both Obama have been in charge for at least 6 years .

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    President Obama in his first inaugural address in 2009 calls for a “new era of responsibility.” In his speech president reminds Americans about their heritage and describes challenges that the United States as a country is facing and will face in the following years. He calls for a unity and support in the fight for a world peace and “recreation of America.” President Obama starts his inaugural address with a claim that America is “in the midst of crisis.” He distinguishes few challenges that the country is facing: economic crisis, war, health care, education and environment.

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    This speech presented by Barack Obama kick-started his political career, putting him on the map worldwide. We must remember, Obama didn’t start with the name recognition others had, such as Reagan and Trump, Obama had to get the recognition from giving fantastic speeches like this. This speech fits all 10 characteristics of great speeches easily which showed how talented he was as a speaker. This is arguably his best speech which is why we are going to discuss this one in particular. For delivery, Obama was loud, but not too loud to the point where it was distracting, and not too quiet to the point when you couldn’t hear.

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    The third is Barack Obama. He is the current President of the States. He’s the first African Americans that become President of the United States. He has become the President since 2008. He’s also well known as his foreign policy.

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    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”.

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    The controversial theory that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya surfaced in the media after he was elected president of the United States in 2008. There was also speculation that Barack Obama’s birth certificate was in fact forged and he was not born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but instead born in Kenya. This erratic conspiracy theory entails that Barack Obama’s position as the president of the United States should be voided because he is not a natural born United States citizen. In his conspiratorial articles, Paul Joseph Watson from Infowars.com, questions whether or not Barack Obama was surely born in Honolulu, Hawaii and not in Kenya. The conspiratorial nature of Watson’s articles lead to the conclusion that these articles have the characteristics

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    Rhetoric is the art of effective persuasive writing or speaking, its main use is to have a meaningful impact on the audience. Persuasive speeches can be used in multiple ways to better the world. Rhetoric can be used to show the future outcome, activist use this technique. Martin Luther King Jr. used rhetoric in his speeches to tell the audiences about the possible future if they all work together towards their common goal. Persuasive speeches can be impactful when addressed and crafted precisely.

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    The United States of America has, and will always be the dream as long as the population stands for ones beliefs. Education has been a popular subject for a while, yet, where is the action? In President Obamas State of the Union Address, he used rhetorical devices to convey his intentions to advance the education system such as logos, utopia, and pathos. President Obama used logical appeal to reference current events along with statistics. He claims the “[l]atino dropout rate has been cut in half over the past 10 years,” and this shows how much the graduation rate has increased in a specific time (Obama).

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    Rationale Written task: Britt Wesseling I have chosen a ted talk as my text type, because I think this is a great opportunity to advice people on how to be a great public speaker. The ted talk shows several techniques on how you can be a good public speaker. Being a good public speaker is having the ability to persuade and influence your audience in order to send your message. Great leaders are one of the best examples, because their goal is of course to inspire and activate the listeners.

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    On the 50th anniversary of Selma, President Barack Obama gave his speech to honor those who walked before them peacefully to make a change to improve the way of life of future generations. In this speech Obama uses many rhetorical devices to get his point across about these people he called heroes In this speech Obama uses a lot of ethos and emotional storytelling to get his point across about the way of life back then and how much courage it took to be part of such a huge movement and how it still affects us today. He talks about how they were “ordinary Americans willing to endure Billy clubs and the chastening rod; tear gas and the trampling hoof; men and women who despite the gush of blood and splintered bone would stay true to their North Star and keep marching towards justice.” They went through a lot of pain and suffrage to achieve what they did and still not everyone was behind them.

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    Inequality has been acknowledged by many as inequality has plagued our human society for hundred if not thousands of years. Obama in his speech addressed the people of the country about the inequality and dangers that this country has faced in the past and problems that the country will possibly face in the future. Obama will Include speaking about how inequality has affected the country and the people of the country many years ago and the problem that has yet to be fixed today. This analysis of Barack Obama’s speech on inequality is to find out the purpose and effectiveness of Obama’s speech about how he speaks of inequality and how he can address the nation.

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    Senator and Presidential candidate Barack Obama was speaking on his behalf in his speech on race to all potential Voters of the 2008 presidential election. He wanted to respond to reverend wright's comments on race as well as it was urgent for him to save his reputation and his campaign, his purpose was to be a part of a more perfect union and gain more voters and to make America more peaceful and respectful. Most perceived him as being racist and Anti-American because of his reverend’s racist remarks and he wanted to prove all of America wrong. He worked hard to try to get equality, freedom, and respect for all. Many people viewed it as a step to equality but he viewed it as a step for equality.

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