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Eng111 Gettsyburg Address - Connolly 1 Nicholas Connolly Ms...

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Connolly 1 Nicholas Connolly Ms. Woods English 111 October 6 th , 2008 Gettysburg Address Writer’s Memo Being college students, it is very important for us to learn how the world works. With the Presidential election just around the corner, this will give everyone a chance to express through rhetoric their feelings about politics and what kind of country they want to live in. I remember reading the Gettysburg Address when I was in the fourth grade, my Social Studies teacher had us memorize and recite this speech. As a 10 year old I had not the slightest clue of what this speech meant or stood for, but reading the speech almost nine years later, I can say that I look at it in a much different way. I define rhetoric as words that contradict and defy reality. It is a fabrication on the truth and that is why it is so difficult pick out the truth from the lies and also is a reason why so many politicians use it. I choose the Gettysburg Address because it could be the most important speech given by an American president to this date. There is much history in this dating back to when the United States of America was first founded in 1776 that redefines how the foundation of this country should be ran. President Lincoln uses his great rhetorical skills to take advantage of the American people and talk his way out of starting the bloodiest civil wars in American history. On Thursday, November 19, 1863, one of the most famous speeches was given in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. President Abraham Lincoln delivered a strongly influential speech to the American public: the Gettysburg Address. The speech was given four and half months after the Battle of Gettysburg during the America Civil War. In this speech,
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Connolly 2 president Lincoln redefines the purpose of why the Union was fighting against the Confederates. Lincoln, at the time, was not well liked by both the North and the South because of the number of causalities and the lengthy duration of the war. Therefore, he thought that by giving this speech it would boost his ratings and the morale of the Union . The short, but powerful speech is so famous because of Lincoln's great rhetorical skills
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