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    On September 11th, 2001 the Twin Towers in New York City fell victim to a terrorist attack that left thousands dead, thousands more injured and millions in fear. Later that day George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America, created a speech to help calm the public about the events that occurred earlier that day. The speech was shown on national television the United States from the White House. The speech was effective because President Bush did help calm down the public with his speech. In President Bush’s speech to the public on the night of September eleventh 2001 he showed that his point of view was from the perspective that he was trying the comfort the American public.

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    Bush V. Gore Case Study

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    Bush v. Gore was a Supreme Court case that occurred in 2000 after the presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. After Florida citizens casted their votes, officials noticed the numbers were very close; Bush led Gore by only about 1,800 votes. Florida law allowed Gore the option of manual recount in the Florida counties of his choice. He chose to have votes of four counties recounted. Florida law also required that the state’s election be certified by the Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, within 7 days of the election (November 14th, 2000).

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    The use of language is always manipulated to convey a goal of the speaker in order to have an effect on the hearer. Personification is a linguistic figure that is based on describing a word with the use of another word that in other contexts would be a word that is used to define a person. The use of the word that is defining a person-like quality or action should define a word that is normally not associated with a person-like attribute or action. Personifications arouse our attitudes, feelings and beliefs about a given subject. The typical reasoning for using personifications is “either to arouse empathy for a social group, ideology or belief evaluated as heroic, or to arouse opposition towards a social group, ideology or belief that is evaluated

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    Do you remember the day that changed America forever? Two hijacked planes crashed into the side of the Twin Towers in New York City killing thousands. Another plane went into the pentagon and the last was stopped before it got to its destination. In the afternoon of September 11, 2001 George W. Bush delivered a speech that gave relief to the American people after the massacre. This was a disturbing moment in our history that shook the very foundation of America.

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    A tragedy is an event that is horrific and often can be never be healed. However, with the presence of the correct type of leadership, a tragedy can progressively produce a better world for mankind. For example, the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. were horrific tragedies. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, world leaders, such as President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair, produced speeches that motivated people to prevail over tragedy and instead take the opportunity to make a greater and more prosperous future for the world. President Bush and Prime Minister Blair also had to use their speeches to turn the world from terrorism to a more positive course.

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    United States president, George Bush, in his nation-wide speech, “9/11 Address”, establishes himself as an American citizen as well. Which encounters to make his speech powerful in many of the people’s eyes. As president, Bush is influencing Americans and terrorist by letting them know with warning and threat they will regret what they have done. Bush’s speech makes the audience feel rapport with the citizens as the following was quoted, “..we stand together to win the war against terrorism..”, “I ask for prayers for all who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered.” While observing Bush’s speech he sees himself as one of the own citizens and not as the superior president.

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    On September 11th, 2001, Islamic terrorists, Al Qaeda, attacked the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon building in Washington D.C. Within a couple of hours, the president at the time, George W. Bush, did not hesitate to give a public speech to try to give some closure to the mourning citizens of the United States. Throughout his speech, he uses different rhetorical techniques such as anaphora, imagery, and allusion to accomplish this.

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    After the “September 11 attacks”, President George Bush took a speech on the September 20th. As for the background, on the September 11th, the terrorists attacked in New York in the United States, the twin towers are destroyed, which are the symbol of American dream and prosperity buildings. This picture is terrible, incredible and unbelievable. Nearly three thousand people died. Everyone got into a sadness, fear, disappointment, and panic environment.

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    Next, George W. Bush uses appeals to ethos to add credibility to himself as a President and number one supporter of the American people. Within the first couple lines of the speech, he addresses that “Presidents come to this chamber to report on the state of the Union,” however, this is not one those times, but it is his duty to address the attack that occurred on 9/11. This not only establishes why he is there, but also to recognize himself as the President of the United State or also known as most important person America. This convinces the American people that it is crucial to listen and believe what their leader is proclaiming. He then adds to his credibly by praising “Congress for its leadership at such an important time” and how they

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    One of the biggest controversies surrounding the events of September 11th focuses on whether the Bush administration actually allowed the attacks to occur so that the U.S. could increase its presence in the Middle East to gain control of its resources. This controversy also sparks debate on the validity of the 9/11 Commission Report. The United States has been the main catalyst in destabilizing the middle eastern countries, yet this idea that the U.S. government had a large part in creating the chaos in the Middle East and supporting terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda, is still widely dismissed and rejected, despite obvious and overwhelming evidence. It took advantage of internal tensions, and blew them to great wars that left destruction in

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    On January 21st, 2001 George W. Bush was elected the 43rd president of the United States. His election in 2000 was known as one of the closest and most controversial elections in American history. Bush has represented political courage in many different ways and he lead our country in the right directions. Before he was the leader of our country; he was the governor of Texas.

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    The attacks of September 11th, 2001 left nearly 3,000 innocent Americans dead. It was the worst attack ever on American soil, and the worst terrorist attack the world has ever seen. It left America in a difficult situation-it must do something to confront the growing terrorism problem around the world. George Bush, the leader of the nation, had to come up with a response to this attack and gave a speech to Congress outlining his plan to combat terror. He made his purpose very clear throughout the speech, as he consistently laid out plans to combat terror.

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    After the 9/11 attacks, America was devastated and distraught. America was in need of a leader. We needed someone to take us in and protect us, to make us feel safe again. George W. Bush (our president at this time) acted as our protector. He comforted America with his sympathetic words, but also managed to bring forth fear to the terrorist.

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    President, George W. Bush, in his “ Address to the Nation on 9/11” speaks to the American people to address what has happened and what the plan is to fix the disaster. George W. Bush’s purpose is to give a sense of hope, security, and relief in a scary and grief filled time. He adapts to a feeling of unity that calls all Americans to come together in this crisis. In his speech, George W. Bush first talks about how even though America was hurt by these attacks we were not broken. He goes on to talk some about how amazing the American people’s response to the situation was and how people came together in the hard time.

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    The two major political party candidates from the election of 1988 is George Bush and Michael Dukakis. The political positions that the candidate George Bush held before seeking presidency was being a vice president for President Ronald Reagan and for Dukakis he was a governor for Massachusetts. The more liberal candidate was Dukakis because he was a democrat and the more conservative was Bush because he was a republican. Dukakis was more challenged by people in his own party during the primary election because the democrats thought that their party would need to win it all also they refused renomination. Since the Democrats had lost the 1984 presidential election, the Democrats in 1985 and 1986 were happy to find a new way to win the presidency.

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    There are many conspiracy theories that exist in our world today. A few examples include the planes crashing into the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2011, the Sandy Hook school shooting and the moon landing. A conspiracy theory is often defined as an event or situation that involves an illegal or harmful act by the government or some other powerful player. The term ‘conspiracy theory’ carries with it a derogatory connotation. I do not personally believe in the idea of conspiracy theories because I am someone that believes what the government has to say, although at times they are wrong.

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    Throughout the speech Bush uses many sources to that strengthen his credibility and appeals to ethos. To introduce the speech Bush started with an Anaphora “Our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack.” Bush uses the word our to make the country feel as one and be together. He also uses anaphora in the sixth paragraph, he said “I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened.” Bush does this to help unify the country during this hard time, he knew many ordinary people had been affected wanted to make sure that everybody knew who to pray for.

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    The president was surround from the crowd from the moment he took the office. The candidate from the Republican who had won with a vote and was opposed by other candidates , voters , particularly by Democrats party. Therefore, the president wrote his inauguration to addressed and to protected to swearing to the common citizens of the nation. In his Inauguration, the president George W. Bush called for national unity. “ America has never been united by blood or soil.

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    Bush’s decision to address the nation right away turned out to be a good decision. If he had waited a couple of more hours or even a few days the American people would have lost hope and respect for the president. The audience response was supportive and peaceful which is why Bush’s approval rating grew from 55 percent to almost 90 percent. Bush used people’s terror and sadness to entice action. His speech was formal and well prepared.

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    George W. Bush was an amazing president and helped the world very much. He was president for eight years. He also helped people get through the heartbreak of 9/11. He was an amazing president who helped very many people. George W. Bush was an amazing president but he did have many stressful times that made it that much harder.

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