In the Lesson 5 Assignment you will read and view the inaugural addresses of FDR JFK and Barack Obama. You will examine and evaluate their use of reasoning. Additionally you will be begin mapping the arguments you will make using the supporting material developed in Lesson 4 in preparation for the Rhetorical Situation speech activity.
This lesson’s assignment has two parts. Please be sure to complete both parts in a single Word document and submit it to complete the assignment.
Part I: Reasoning in the Inaugural Address
Read and view the inaugural addresses of FDR JFK and Barack Obama. Then answer the following questions in an essay of 600900 words:
You are expected to usescholarly(peer reviewed) sources in your research. These include academic journals and books. Newspapers available online can provide supplemental information particularly with recent speeches that you will analyze but only use newspaper articles that were written around the time of the speech; articles written much later tend to be historical appreciations. Many government and non-government agencies no longer publish official reports on paper but their documents are available online as primary sources. Other webpages especially social media blogs and news aggregators lack the editorial review oversight that makes published information reliable useful and acceptable. Wikipedia can help you orient your academic search but it is not ascholarlysource.
Part II: Supporting Material for Your Rhetorical Situation Speech
You have already completed theRhetorical Situation Research Memo in which you have identified your purpose thesis and supporting evidence. Now given the claims that you will make in your analysis about the constraints and resources of each element in the Rhetorical Situation what are the reasoned arguments you can make about the ways the situation shaped the speech that responded to it?