Values expressed in Lincoln’s “Second Inaugural Address”

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write an essay of approximately 200–300 words or about one page, answer the following questions:
Read: Zarefsky: Chapter 14
Read: Solomon, Martha.“With firmness in the right”: The Creation of Moral Hegemony in Lincoln’s Second Inaugural.” Communication Reports 1.1 (Winter 1988): 32–37. (Course Reserves)
Read: Hansen, Andrew C. “Dimensions of Agency in Lincoln’s Second Inaugural.” (Links to an external site.) Philosophy & Rhetoric 37.3 (August 2004): 223–254
Read: Terrill, Robert E. “Unity and Duality in Barack Obama’s ‘A More Perfect Union.’” https://www-tandfonline-com.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/doi/full/10.1080/00335630903296192 Quarterly Journal of Speech 95.4 (November 2009): 363–386
Read: Rowland, Robert C., and John M. Jones. “One Dream: Barack Obama, Race, and The American Dream.” (Links to an external site.) Rhetoric & Public Affairs 14.1 (Spring 2011): 125–154
Watch: How to Sound Smart in your TEDx Talk. (05:55)
Watch: Abraham Lincoln, The Second Inaugural Address (06:41)
Watch: Barack Obama, A More Perfect Union (37:09)

What are the values expressed in Lincoln’s “Second Inaugural Address”? How do the passages from the text try to persuade you to accept these values?
What are the values expressed in Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union”? How do the passages from the text try to persuade you to accept these values?
What do these two speeches have in common, in terms of values and in terms of persuasive strategies?

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS