Barack Obama became the United States of America’s first African American president in 2009. He delivered his acceptance speech for the Democratic Party’s ticket in August of 2008 in Colorado after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton. His audience of 80,000 was Democratic supporters looking forward to his vision of hope and change for the United States, which had seen a severe downturn in the economy along with the never-ending war in the Middle East. His rhetorical intention was to inspire and lead the audience toward a new America that was based on the Democratic ideology of supporting the majority of the population not just the wealthiest people and corporations’ best interests. Barack Obama included his background as a young boy of middle class parents and eventually a single mother.
Name Response number:1 Obama Inaugural Speech Written by Barak Obama Text type: Speech Male No critical reputations Historical (first black president) Cultural (American) Name Response number:1 Obama Inaugural Speech Written by Barak Obama Text type: Speech Male No critical reputations Historical (first black president) Cultural (American) Paragraph One Barak Obama was inaugurated as the first black president of the United States of America on January 20th 2009. He delivered a speech which promised not a swift recovery from the crises of the country, but instead he emphasised the need for unity and a return to the time when people “worked till their hands were raw”. He urges the American people to move on from the “stale” issues of the past and to move forward as a united country that embraces its cultural heritage. He talks of overcoming the current economic crisis and re-building the relationship between Muslims and Christians whilst still emphasising his zero tolerance for terrorism. This does not have to be long.
The Progressive Era gave birth to feminism. One leading feminist, Margaret Sanger, who with providing an education to urban families about the benefits of birth control, founded the Planned Parenthood organization. Along those same lines, after leaving the "women's sphere" women across the country protested and demanded with more urge equality for women. Many women and some men alike, pressured Wilson by stating "American women are not self-governed" (Doc. H).
Dr. King starts off by stating that his speech “will go down as one of the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” (King, 383). This contrasts with Lincoln’s Address because Dr.King was very aware of the influence his speech would have on the country. John F Kennedy’s “Inaugural Address” also relates to the irony of President Lincoln’s Address by stating that “We dare not forget that today we are heirs of that first revolution”(Kennedy, 380). Kennedy was saying that we can not forget our past and where we got our ideals of equality and freedom.Lincoln’s Address also sheds light on the value of the events, the fight at hand and the need for unity, which Dr.King and President Kennedy both speak about. When John F. Kennedy was giving his Inaugural Address he was talking about a celebration of freedom while Dr.King was giving an inspirational speech of hope for that justice.
On July 27, 1976 in New York City, New York, Barbara Jordan addressed not only the Democratic Party but also the Nation, “There is something special about tonight. What is different? What is special? I, Barbara Jordan, am a keynote speaker.” From the very beginning of this persuasive speech the Texas Democratic Representative, Barbara Jordan, set a precedence of National need for change and also recognizing the remarkability of the monumental political achievement that was unfolding before the United States. For Barbara Jordan was and African American woman along with being the Keynote Speaker of the Democratic National Convention.
Knowing that this would be a defining moment in his life, Biden eased the tension in the room by first declaring a good ethos for himself. He described to the audience about his background; how he was raised by his mother. He related his mother’s creed to the American people’s : “No one is better than you. Everyone is your equal, and everyone is equal to you.” He then continued to make the audience laugh by sharing charming anecdotes. Biden let the crowd know that he did not take himself so seriously which made him more appealing.
English 110 11 October 2012 Ann Richard’s Keynote Address of 1988 Ann Richards, the charming and strong-willed Democratic politician, delivered the Keynote Address at the Democratic National Convention in July of 1988 as the state treasurer of Texas. Richards’ speech is still remembered to this day for her critical views on multiple aspects of the Republican Administration, including their governmental actions, decisions, and viewpoints. Insults towards Vice President George Bush, which implied that he does not care about the country or American citizens and lacks basic knowledge and understanding of our country’s growing economic problems, caught the public’s attention and were widely publicized. The address contains strong rhetorical appeals that influence the audience’s views on the negatively portrayed Republican Party and the seemingly better Democratic Party. Richards creates a strong ethical appeal to her audience by stating her Democratic political background, views, and opinions.
Effective speeches appeal to the heart and mind Evaluate how TWO of the speeches you have studied supports the idea. Words behold the power to influence the thoughts, desires and elicit powerful emotional responses within people. Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-Democratic Party Leader and Nobel Peace Laureate, successfully demonstrates the power words have to unite and inspire, in her Key Note Address at the Beijing World Conference for Women. Emotionally compelling and thought provoking, Suu Kyi’s speech empowers women, inspiring conviction in their ability to achieve world peace, through the collaboration of the juxtaposing natures of men and women. Former Egyptian President and Nobel Peace Laureate, Anwar Sadat’s address to the Knesset conveys his earnest desire for peace within the Arab states.
Interview Women’s Voting in: America Thesis: Today in society women play a large role in not only the economy, but also have created a large impact on the decisions to better the United States as a whole. The fight for women’s suffrage resulted in a very positive and life changing outcome for many Americans. However, the journey leading to this change in our society was brutally challenging. It took many years of determined activists and reformers to fight for this equality. There was no proven fact women were incapable of completing tasks that men could, women have always had the same ability as men.
By linking the aspects to the history of our founding fathers the speech was structured and strong. President Obama uses the theme of history and the method of pathos to create patriotism in his speech. President Obama creates a patriotic tone in the speech by mentioning all the “ups and downs” our country faced such as when he says “Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.” Leaving the audience with a sense of pride because this