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Abarham Lincoln Speech for the First and Second Inaugural Address

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Abarham Lincoln speech for the first and second inaugural address

Lincoln the Mind controller

Many of the things around us wouldn’t have existed if it weren’t for the intervention of many people. One of them being a father of a nation; that being America. The man in question is Abraham[a][b][c][d][e][f][g][h] Lincoln, who as we know created the 5 amendment, which in the time of its creation caused quit an uproar between people who agreed with it and people who didn’t. Abraham Lincoln had to fight half of a country who didn’t agree with him, and he did it with the use of rhetoric. A strong example of the use of rhetoric can be found in the speech he gave in the inaugural address.

Before I explain the many uses of rhetoric Abraham Lincoln used in his speech I have to explain that in this speech he does not only address the comity that is welcoming his but also he talks about lots of problems that the people in America where facing. One example of this is in his quote “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so” (Abraham Lincoln, Inaugural speech). This quote from Lincoln how 2 of his strongest facts that he wanted to tackle. He explains mostly about the problems with the 5 amendment, but he does something amazing he explains that he has no means to inflict it on the southern states, this of course is a use of rhetoric in the sense that it is appealing to the people that mostly contradicted with Lincoln, this way he most have gain a little of the southern states approval

After a long time Abraham Lincoln was elected president again, and in his second time attending the presidency he said the fallowing “While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war—seeking to dissolve the Union and divide effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.” In this quote Abraham Lincoln addresses the men who in his previous electoral campaign had to face the civil war. Here Abraham Lincoln uses rhetoric to tell the men that they faced the right decision with in term was very harsh, but at the end it was needed for it to achieve the equality of human been. He uses rhetoric to appeal to the feelings of the men, and show them that it was needed.

In conclusion we can see that Abraham Lincoln used rhetoric to in shape the world to what it is today. If he hadn’t used the rehtoric devices to


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