Rhetorical Analysis Of Barack Obama's A More Perfect Union

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Barack Obama was born in 1961 in Hawaii. He graduated from a high school in Hawaii then went on to many different colleges. After college he became a professor for constitutional law at the University of Chicago. In 2004 he became one of the United States senators. In 2007 he started his journey to becoming the first african american to become president of the United States. He ran into trouble with running for president when his old time pastor spoke about race regulation in the United States. Senator Barack Obama wrote his speech A More Perfect Union in Reading the World, and he was responding to what Reverend Jeremiah Wright his long-time pastor had said and about the racism in this country. Obama use pathos, ethos, and logos throughout his entire speech. Wright had talked about in one of his sermons how the government had created HIV to get rid of all the colored people. His sermon went viral and people used his sermon against obama in his election for president. Obama wrote his speech to explain to the people why he disagreed with Wright and the racial divide in the United States.
“We the people in order to form a more perfect union”(Obama 461).In this quote he is reference everyone in the United States. “This time we want to talk about the men and women of every color and creed who serve together, and fight together, and bleed together under the same proud flag.” (Obama 469). In this statement he states that every color is united under the same flag which is a
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