"A More Perfect Union" by Barack Obama Analysis

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Introduction Purpose Rhetoric Results State of the Union Barack Obama “one of the most stirring examples of American political rhetoric” Constitution Center "A More Perfect Union Speech" Background of Speaker Work Cited "AFP: Barack Obama's Race Speech an Online Video Hit." Google News. N.p., 21 Mar. 2008. Web. Apr. 2013. "CBS Poll: Good Reviews For Obama Speech." CBSNews. CBS Interactive, 11 Feb. 2009. Web. Apr. 2013. Obama, Barack H. "Remarks of Senator Barack Obama "A More Perfect Union"" Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 18 Mar. 2008. Speech. "Obama Speech on Race at the National Constitution Center." Obama Speech on Race at the National Constitution Center. N.p., n.d. Web. Apr. 2013. Pickler, Nedra, and Matt Apuzzo. "Obama Confronts Racial Division." Associated Press. N.p., 25 Mar. 2008. Web. Apr. 2013. "President Barack Obama." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. Apr. 2013. Ross, Brian. "Obama's Pastor: God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11." ABC News. ABC News Network, 13 Mar. 2008. Web. Apr. 2013. Pivotal speech of his 2008 campaign for President, also known as his “Race” speech. Truly embodies the American dream with his unique background and middle class upbringing with a father from Kenya and mother from Kansas. Born in Hawaii and raised from the help of his white grandparents as his mother passed away while Barack was at a young age. Studied at Harvard Law School, worked as a community advocate in Chicago and taught Constitutional Law Married to First Lady Michelle Obama with two children First African American President, brings unique perspective on this issue. Mood of the Country Speech took place directly in the middle of the 2008 Presidential Election; the nation was politically divided. Americans were throwing their support behind distinctive candidates from both political parties. Country turned off from issue
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