Argumentative Speeches: A Comparative Analysis

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Question: Compare and contrast the arguments of the speeches. Which argument do you find the most compelling? Why? Webster's argument on the issue of slavery takes a logical and extensive approach to the bill on the floor of the house. He notes the fact that slavery, as an evil act is as old as the world itself. Slavery existed among the Jews despite the fact that there was no injunction in relation to the horrible act within the society. Webster argues on the existence of slavery among the Greeks building on the difference in skin colors or racial appearance. Webster in favor of the bill notes that Roman jurist knew exactly about the evil aspect of slavery but still found away to justify the act on the ground and laws of the land. Webster illustrated on the fact that adoption of civil rights would result into slavery or servitude, hereditary, and personal in nature. The senator also notes that, at the beginning of Christian era in Rome, there were prevalent cases or incidences of slavery. He supplements this fact by supposing that there is no injunction in relation to Gospel of Jesus Christ against slavery. Webster argues that evil aspect of slavery is in relation to thoughts and feelings of the Northern People. Southern people view slavery as part of their lives. They have known slavery since they were born. Webster argues that a section of the Northern section sees little in relation to unlawfulness of slavery. He concludes his argument by urging the president to
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