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"Tear Down This Wall" President Ronald Reagan

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ashley maczka

on 15 December 2012

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By: Ashley Maczka and Joshua Guntly "Tear Down This Wall" President Ronald Reagan Speaker's Role in Society Audience The Speech Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States. The audience watching on their televisions were
the citizens in North America, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe. Historical Background Time Period June 12, 1987 He was the President from 1981- 1989. The speech was presented in Berlin, Germany at the Brandenburg Gate. He was also the 40th president. Aristotle's Pillars of Public Speaking Pathos Ronald Reagan wanted to help bring peace to Germany and help it become one united country. Ethos Ronald Reagan was a credible speaker because he was the President of the United States. Logos Ronald Reagan knew the Soviets wanted peace so he gave his speech to tell the people in Berlin to tear down the wall and end their isolation and be free and peaceful with the Soviets. The Purpose of the Speech The ultimate purpose of the speech was to tell the German leaders to tear down this wall and to make peace and become one united country with the Soviets. Rhetorical Devices Repetition In his famous statement of the speech, "... Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall !" , he repeats the phrase "this gate" to emphasize the importance of tearing down the wall. Tone President Reagan sets a serious tone as he explains the importance of seeking peace with the Soviets. Figurative Language He uses this in the statement "Freedom is the victor." to show that if they choose to receive and gain freedom that both sides of the argument will be victorious. During this year, the stock markets crashed in the United States. Citations Information "The Year 1987 From The People History." What Happened in 1987 Inc. Pop Culture, Prices and Events. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. "The History Place - Great Speeches Collection: Ronald Reagan Speech 'Tear Down This Wall'" The History Place - Great Speeches Collection: Ronald Reagan Speech 'Tear Down This Wall' N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2012 Pictures "Wikipedia." Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. "Welcome to The Market Oracle." The Market Oracle. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. "Dailysoft: IT-Consulting, Photography, Berlin and Berlin Wall Information." Dailysoft: IT-Consulting, Photography, Berlin and Berlin Wall Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2012.
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