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Critical Evaluation Essay Tamika Thrasher Ryan Harper English 102 August 26,2018 "Address to the Congress on Women's Suffrage," by Carrie Chapman Catt In the years leading up to 1920, women suffrage was a movement that took center-stage in a bid to empower the women to be included in the voting process. In 1917, Carrie Chapman Catt, head of the National Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), provided a speech where she urged the Congress to vote the amendment because women suffrage was an irresistible force. The address given by Catt was characterized by facts from the nation's history and logos that became evident as a result of profound logic and reason. She also appeals to emotions using pathos and further presents her argument in a tone that convinces the Congress to pursue her cause. Catt provides a successful argument when she addresses the Congress on the need to adopt the women suffrage by incorporating various rhetorical elements of speech. Carrie Chapman Catt explains how women will gain the right to vote and how men will find this to be a difficult thing to stop. Therefore, the author aims at encouraging men to rally behind women in a bid to ensure that the Federal Suffrage Amendment became a reality. The argument primarily targets an audience that comprises mainly of men who are actively engaged in politics. However, it can also be addressed to men in their entirely especially those with deeply held stereotypes regarding the position of women in the society. Catt further uses a

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