For example, Lincoln was determined that the soldiers wouldn't die in vain. There are many examples of parallel structure in this text. One example is, "But in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. " This quote from the text expresses the idea that we must remember those who fought in the civil war and remind each other of why we need to continue the Civil War. In other words, we have to remember those who fought in the Civil War and remind each other why the battle needs to be continued.
AP US History 12 August 2012 Courage in The Killer Angels The book The Killer Angels, written by Michael Shaara, is about the American Civil War, but comes with a twist. Instead of using only historical facts, Michael portrays each character as he sees fit. With this said, many of the characters he chooses play major roles in the Civil War, such as Robert E. Lee, Longstreet, Grant, and Chamberlain. However, one specific section of the book strikes me as the most courage's. In the book, Chamberlain and his battalion make up the rear of the Union, and are defending the Union from any possible attacks by the Confederates.
The Civil War was ravaging the country, and hundreds of thousands were already dead. Lincoln’s speech addressed the nation at a critical time, and was exactly what the people needed to hear. Lincoln comforts and inspires the people with his last line, “[L]et us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne this battle, and for his widow, and his orphan…” This statement of determination gives the people hope for a brighter future, and faith in the man who will bring it to them. The Second Inaugural is chock-full of exemplary rhetorical strategies that greatly add to the effectiveness of the speech. Lincoln persuades and assures the people that the Confederates are malicious rebels, bent on, “making war,” and, “destroying the nation.” He does this by referring to the Confederates only as “insurgents,” and giving them an aura of wickedness by saying, “Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish.” This cunning use of diction and antithesis, using “make war” in reference to the Confederates and “accept war” in relation to the Union, puts all the blame of the war on the Confederates.
How Critical The Civil War Was To Our Nation By Chris Edwards What is a defining moment? It is when something or someone is truly tested, the critical point in their lives. Abraham Lincoln said, ”Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.” The Civil War is a defining moment because all of American history had been leading up to that war and it decided the fate of our nation. The causes of the Civil War can be traced back through all of American history. This means that since we set foot in America, history had been building up to that moment.
Through out time our nation has overcome great hardship wars in-justice, discrimination and hate have maimed our society for the worst. However as a single nation we have bravely fought for justice and freedom with the inspiration of several works leaders. In the essays “Victory Speech” by James Wood and “A Sprit Reborn” by William Safire, many vital points and facts regarding our nation were brought up. The articles are similar in ways such as events that are spoken about. They show that no matter how hard a nation is to destroy it is just as hard to get back up and fight for their nation back.
Michal Adler Mrs. Klapper English IV February 27, 2011 Great Political Speeches that Changed America After the War of Independence, the United States of America was founded by the fathers of our nation; it was then preserved by Abraham Lincoln in the Civil war; and rescued from economic collapse by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who then led it to victory in the greatest war of all time. Presidents Lincoln and Roosevelt both had great responsibilities with respect to leading the American people during extremely tumultuous times. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, to redirect the nation’s cause during the Civil war, and Roosevelt gave great encouragement to the nation with his “day that will live in infamy” speech, right after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Great political speeches by charismatic leaders during times of war can transform nations through their powerful words. Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865.
264) for the rebel troops, despite the British hopes that the imprisonment of their former comrade and the man they regarded as the colonists' premier military man would bring the war to an end. Another similarity to the Civil War is the occasional mention of hopes for a decisive battle or short war, on both sides; like the later war, however, both would be disappointed in the failure of that wish to come true. One small change I may have liked in this book would have been a short prologue, with some information on what happened to some of the characters of this story in later years, men such as Howe, Greene and Henry Knox, but that's a small quibble and, perhaps, simply a subject for which I need to find other reading. The ability of McCullough to make the reader feel greatly informed yet hungry for more is impressive, I must
In Robert Southey’s “The Battle of Blenheim”, the writer uses age and experience as a method of portraying two very different perspectives of the war that took place in Blenheim. Throughout the ballad, there is a very noticeable phrase that’s mentioned many times. Old Kasper, a man who is a father, has experienced the effects of war, and is literally named “Old” for the sake of being only portrayed as a man experienced in life, always refers to the battle as a “famous victory” or a “great victory”. It becomes more and more evident this phrase was a result of conditioning and propaganda post-war to mask its tragedies when Kasper’s son asks him about the war. "Now tell us all about the war, And what they fought each other for."
Martin Luther King Jr. states “Oppressed People cannot remain oppressed forever.” (Cahn, 2009 p. 387) As we have seen throughout history, this is a true statement. Oppression is not something that sits well with any type of person that is under the oppression. To resist the oppression, one must carefully chose those laws that they fill are unjust and oppresses them, and once they are chosen then one can make a stand against the oppression. Oppression is unjust law that limits the power of the people that are oppressed into feeling powerless. The United States fought of the oppression over the colonies in the late 1700’s by first peacefully protesting the unjust taxes waged against them.
Through public opinion, the Internet, or the media, the liberties of free speech during wartime will always be a concern to the national security. Since the Civil War, freedom of speech has been expressed in many ways during wartime; whether it was delivered through propaganda, social web sites, movies, music, speeches, or protests, each one of them provided both negative and positive results. Free speech can either damage the national security, or it can help it based on the view of the person, or persons, who are delivering it. Propaganda has been used to paint the picture of what the American government wants. The media has been used to try to convince the public the will of the government.