President Ronald Reagan 's Speech

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On June 12, 1987, the United States 40th President, Ronald Reagan, gave one of his most famous speeches, Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate. In this speech Reagan 's aimed to expand democracy through Easter Berlin. Throughout the speech, Reagan used rhetorical devices that made his speech affective. By balancing ethos, logos and pathos in his speech Reagan was able to persuade the Soviet Union leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, and his partisans take a step forward in creating a world piece and reunite East Berlin with West Berlin. Reagan also used repetition, strands as well as Maslow 's Hierarchy of Needs to address his audience 's principal needs. In this speech, Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate, President Ronald Reagan used problem-solution organization style to get his main points across. Throughout the speech, Reagan provided some of the issues that the people in East and West Berlin faced and then proffered few simple solutions that could resolve those problems. Demolishing the Berlin Wall was one solution that was proposed by Reagan. The Berlin Wall service as a barrier that divided families and friends, which interrupted; the Berlin Wall also prevents democracy from spreading to East Germany. Reagan used language that was easy to comprehend, he knew who his audiences were whether they oppose him or supposed him. As a formal actor he knows how to grab his audience 's attention. By verbalizing the past, the present and the future Reagan was able to illustrate the condition
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