Persuasive Argument For Run Nixon Out Of Office

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Barbara Jordan; Persuasive argument to run Nixon out of office On June 17, 1972, G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt, members of the Nixon administration, were arrested for the much-publicized scandal of the Watergate burglary. US Representative Barbara Jordan made history on July 28, 1974, with her address on the Articles of Impeachment against then President Richard Nixon and other members of the Nixon house. Jordan explores evidence against the Nixon administration and violations made against the US Constitution by President Richard Nixon, his operatives, and other government officials. She touches briefly of gender and racial equality to convey her connection to the US Constitution, appeals to logic and reason by stating facts…show more content…
In 1956, she graduated from Texas Southern University, then went on to excel in her studies and graduated from Boston University Law School. No other woman had been elected since 1883, til Jordan became the first African American woman elected in the year 1966 to the Texas State Senate. Jordan’s upbringing plays a significant role in her use of civil religious rhetoric expression in her political speeches. Her highly publicized “Articles of Impeachment” address to the Judicial Committee is proof of one of her persuasive arguments. Jordan, dressed in a pink blouse, pearl earrings, and spectacles, begins to address the members of the Judicial Committee. She starts her speech by thanking the Chairman for the opportunity of sharing the burden of the impeachment proceedings. She states he is a strong man for handling the responsibility laid out in front of him. She goes on by describing her feelings towards the meaning “We, the people.” Earlier today, we heard the beginning of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States: "We, the people." It 's a very eloquent beginning. But when that document was completed on the seventeenth of September in 1787, I was not included in that "We, the people." I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the
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