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Qiyi Shan CAS 100C [email protected] Lesson 5 Assignement Part I: Reasoning In Inaugural Address The general purposes of all these three speeches are the same: to inform the people of their action as leaders, because all of the speeches are inaugural addresses. However, under the context of different international and domestic situations at different time, the specific purposes are different from speech to speech. For Roosevelt, the exigency of his address at the time of history is to deal with the domestic eco- nomic crisis. Therefore, FDR’s specific goals contain the following parts: to deliver the audiences future policies to revive the economy, clarify the source causation of economic crisis, present the at- titude of America under the lead of the new president towards international society, and finally, ac- knowledge the braveness of people in the United States. In the inauguration address, FDR adopted many types of reasonings to support his claim. One of the most commonly used reasoning in the speech is casual inference. FDR attributed the cause of eco- nomic crisis to rulers of the exchange of mankind’s goods. In his opinion, when those myopic bankers were “Facing the failure of credit, they have proposed only the lending of more money. ”, and “induce our people to follow their false leadership.” Indeed, even after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 optimism persisted for some time. A banker at Waller Street said “…… depressions have

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