On January 12, 2016, President Obama gave his annual State of the Union Address. He discussed many relevant issues including past economics, education, immigration, energy, finance, bipartisan, and our military. Three topics in the President’s speech that interest me were education, immigration, and our military. President Obama began his speech with the topic of education. His focus was the effects that teachers have on students’ lives. “A great teacher can offer an escape from poverty to the child who dreams beyond his circumstance… Most teachers work tirelessly, with modest pay, sometimes digging into their own pocket for school supplies-- just to make a difference.” - Barrack Obama As stated above, most teachers put endless hours into their jobs to make a difference in the lives of their students. Despite everything they do, teachers aren't given the pay or respect they deserve. The president said that he wanted to give schools the resources to keep good teachers and reward the hardest working ones. Another arising issue was the number of high school drop-outs. President Obama called on …show more content…
He talked about how he had started to bring home troops from Afghanistan. He also stated that by the end of the summer, around 23,000 more would come home. He wants to build a partnership with Afghanistan to end their attacks against us. He also discussed how America is raising to the top globally and Europe and Asia have become stronger than ever. The president also proposed a new defense strategy for the U.S. it will protect our country from cyber-threats and ensures us a strong military while saving money in our budget. Another important topic concerning our military is VA founding. He wants to give our veterans the care and benefits they deserve for protecting our flag. The amount of VA spending has increased gradually since he has become President in the hope of enlisting more
In this part of the speech Obama is using ethos. He is trying to be trustworthy. From line 95 Obama again set himself up as the country father. He explains that there is no excuse for having a bad attitude and also no excuse for not trying hard and giving your best towards education.
In his speech, “Remarks by the President in a National Address to America’s Schoolchildren,” Obama effectively argues his claim, that kids should go to school and try very hard to succeed to schoolchildren around the U.S. He effectively argues his claim because he uses supporting details and stories of students that have undergone tough situations, but still overcame those obstacles to succeed and school. Also, he is trying to tell kids that they should do well in school to get a good job and make a difference. He also uses rhetorical appeals to help with the supporting details. One of supporting evidence that he brought up was that if someone wants to become something such as a doctor, or lawyer you will need a good education to do
One aspect that he clearly states is how race relations improved, which creates America a better place to pursue education. This speech applies to the students because Obama wants them to know how amazing that America’s education has changed to focus on all people, no matter what’s your race, gender, and sexuality. It important that everyone should pursue education to follow their goals and dreams.
Move over, parents and teachers. Someone with even more authority wants to tell kids to work harder in school: the president of the United States of America. In 2009, in the first year of his presidency, Barack Obama opened the school year with a speech to students, asking them to take charge of their own education. His speech, which he filled with many anecdotes meant to establish credibility and create inspiration, sent students an important message about their education. However, Obama could have made his speech stronger if he had avoided several missteps in the content and delivery of his message.
This inaugural speech marked the beginning of the second term of Barack Obama as president of the United States of America. It was delivered at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2013. The event followed the presidential election in the United States and it was very important all over the world, about a million of people gathered outside the Capitol to witness the president's words and millions more from around the world watched him on television (Staff). For first time, a president talked about same sex marriage and gay rights, he also talked about divisive issues such as reform of immigration policies, stopping climate change and preserving a social welfare safety net. Obama showed a progressive and liberal agenda, focused on equal rights and possibilities for all the citizens. The theme of the speech was “Faith in America's Future,” (Caldwell) and he successfully used various rhetorical techniques and resources to influence the audience.
The most interesting parts of Obama’s speech, to me, were the clarifications on his educational policies. His plans for higher education, such as halting student loan payments after 20 years or 10 years for public servants, seemed pretty cool to me. I’m not sure if taking government money to be used for student loans and giving it to parents while simultaneously stopping loan payments after 20 years is such a good idea. Pissing off the entire banking system might not be such a good idea in the long run. Grunts will be fired before CEOs cut their own bonuses, and I really don’t feel like that is particularly conducive to a good financial system.
The purpose of this speech was, overall, to address the tragic acts of terrorism. President Bush accomplishes this in an informative and effective manner through his elegiac tone throughout the speech. This mournful way of writing gives a respectful and empathetic feeling to the address. This is incredibly important, as many people were feeling grief, loss, fear, and heartache at the time. Another purpose for the speech is to call the American people to action. President Bush, through his use of imperative statements, successfully rallies his audience to action. After describing some upcoming changes to the government, he said “These measures are essential. But the only way to defeat terrorism as a threat to our way of life is to stop it, eliminate it, and destroy it where it grows” (“George Bush Speech”). This imperative statement gets the audience feeling determined to do their part to destroy terrorism. Soon after, he said, “I have a message for our military: Be ready. I’ve called the Armed Forces to alert, and there is a reason. The hour is coming when America will act, and you will make us proud” (“George Bush Speech”). This specifically calls the military to action, which is a critical aspect of the speech. President Bush also uses this speech as an opportunity to thank people who made a difference in the tragic event, saying “I thank the Congress for its leadership at such an important time”, “I thank the world for its outpouring of support”, and, “…I thank you for your
In his State of the Union Address for 2016, Barack Obama uses logical and ethical arguments to emphasize shared ground rather than partisan disputes. He also taps into the audience’s desire to feel better about themselves and their country. By using humor and irony, Obama paints his opponents into corners, out of which it would require outrageous extremism to effectively squirm away. At its best, this approach demonstrates how much Americans actually have in common in a culture dominated by ideologically polarized cable-news channels, Facebook, and cultural tribes that increasingly live and socialize apart from one another. The president's technique throughout the speech is to frame issues through a rhetorical jujitsu to persuade his opponents,
The president, Barack Obama gave a speech at Howard University commencement ceremony. Speaking to the graduating class about the need to keep pushing for change he gave the students at the historically black university advise on how to shape your own future and to always strike for better. The president argues that the U.S and the world is becoming a better place than when he was a collage student. However, there is still work to be done when it comes to employment, achievements, and justice for African Americans. The president also mentions to be confident in your heritage and to aim for greatness. Also that empathy should be extended to all people who are struggling to achieve success or a goal. Furthermore, the president advised the grad
By being compassionate toward all groups of people and budgeting for more funding for public schools, I believe that America will be significantly healed of the wounds it currently has. As the leader of our country, it is the President’s job to set an example for us all and lead America in the most prosperous direction. I truly hope that the President will consider what is best for all Americans, not just a select few, when making decisions during his time as our Chief of
Former President, Barack Obama, in his speech “Obama’s Commencement Address at Arizona State University”, the purpose is to convey the ideas that there is always more to do, always more to learn, and always more to achieve. His rhetoric is so successful because of his effective use of pathos, kairos, and structure matters.
According to U.S. Deputy Secretary Tony Miller, more than 1.2 million students do not finish their high school education every year in the United States. As stated in the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, only twenty-six percent of twelfth grade students are at or above the proficient level in mathematics, and thirty-eight percentage of the students are at their grade reading level. It is evident that there are serious problems in the education system, and the quality of education needs to be improved. I watched the speech called “Our failing school. Enough is enough.”
The common defense is the next main focus of this speech. Life, and Liberty are the main topics here. Obama says that “America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.” And then he states that “We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people” But then says “for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.” Obama seems to have some trouble explaining what he wants to achieve. He says we as country are ready to lead, and protect our friends from any terror or slaughtering, and that we will defeat any one inducing terror. While Obama tells us that he will continue the trend of protecting our country and friends, he must be forgetting that he is the one that wants out of Iraq. So does he want to help our friends, the Iraqi people, or not? Contradictory statements won’t answer that question.
He managed to present control and unity between two opposing forces. He talked about all he would deal with as a president as well as a global icon who was working hard for global peace. Towards the end of his speech, her noted that , "I do not shrink from this
The speech was held by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, at the DC High School as an educational event for the sophomores. The overriding subject of the speech is education which is an area Michelle Obama and her husband, Barack Obama, has spent a lot of time and resources on. After the introduction of the speech she speaks of a goal that her husband has set for America. She tells that it should be the goal of the entire country to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world in 2020. She explains that it is very important because America was number one in college graduates a generation ago and now they are