Letter From A Birmingham Jail Essay

1060 Words Nov 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Barack Obama was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is currently the forty-fourth President of the United States; he is the first African-American to be President of the United States. He was elected President of the United States in 2008 and was reelected as President in 2012. In Barack Obama 2008 presidential race, he delivered a speech called, A More Perfect Union. His audience for this speech was Americans and the purpose was to unite and bring Americans back together. Barack Obama makes this speech in response to the comments his former Reverend Jeremiah Wright had made, but he also makes comments and points out the issues of race in the United States of America. This speech is very similar to the letter written by, Martin Luther King Jr. called Letter from a Birmingham Jail. In Barack Obama speech, A More Perfect Union, he uses many forms of ethos, pathos, and logos in response to the criticism from Reverenced Wright, each appeal works so well together to make a strong argument in his speech for the audience to understand.
In Barack Obama speech, A More Perfect Union he uses many forms of ethos to get his point across, as well making a connection with his pastor’s criticism. The word ethos is moral virtues, and ethical appeals. He uses this appeal because he wants to get his audience to listen to him and understand what he is saying to them. There are many different ways Barack Obama uses ethos in his speech. He starts his speech off by using ethos. The ways Barak…

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