Lincoln Speech Analysis

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The persuasion scenario our group choose to observe is the events that happen in United States of America in 19th century. It’s the President Abraham Lincoln famous Gettysburg address. One of the main points for Lincoln when he giving this speech is to persuade both union and confederate (two different sides during the civil war) citizens to come join together to create the new equal and justice United States. This persuasion speech made me known why many people saw him as the great man. He did not antagonize, nor did he show disrespect to the dead, even those who fought for the Confederacy (who is oppose to Lincoln administration). He treated them all as people of one country, and honored them all equally. Lincoln’s respect for every man …show more content…
The well known speech like Gettysburg address will made people talk about it mouth to mouth continuously for a very long times.
Time
All process of diffusion are under the condition of time. In this cases , it is not about the proper time to promote Lincoln ideas itself only, but also the length of time since Lincoln idea is recognized by each individual to its adoption. Generally, adoption needs time and length of time for adoption of each individual is not equal. The continuous promotion of Lincoln Gettysburg speech through very long times through various media and maybe until today through American high school students textbooks made his idea get in to the stage of adoption by most American citizens.
Social System
Social system element of Lincoln Gettysburg speech is in boundary of the structure of American society and behavior patterns of American people. As Everett Rogers said that opinion leadership, a change agent, and an aide could affect other individual attitude in a society. The support to President Lincoln ideas of reconciliation in Gettysburg speech by many well known American people like Mark Twain, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and etc. also help made his ideas to be more persuasive to many American citizens. Also ,we can also said that the ideas that Lincoln try to persuade American citizens in this speech is the ideas that already exist in one of
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