Historical Perspective in Writing

Historical Perspective in Writing - Taylor Houston Mrs...

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Taylor Houston Mrs. Harvey AP Language and Composition 09 September 2015 The lack of historical context impacted my first reading since I didn't know who or what the speech was about. As I read more, however, I saw how concentration camps were men- tioned so it automatically made me think of the Nazis and World War II. When I read the full speech, I then realized it was, in fact, during the time of World War II. The speech was given in 1941 which makes me believe that the exact date does impact the understanding of the speaker s goal since Harold Ickes is trying to give Americans the hope and confidence. Ickes explains that being an American is not based on color nor race nor religion , the pedigree of his family nor the place of his birth , or his social status nor his bank account. He just wants to spread the idea that an American is one who loves justice and believes in the dignity of man. I believe
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