A Rhetorical Analysis of Political Addresses

A 6 page paper which analyzes, from a rhetorical perspective, three separate speeches. The speeches are, overall, not very effective in presenting believable material, or in instilling a level of passion in the listener. They were essentially failures from a rhetorical and structural perspective. The speeches discussed herein are, “Map Room Speech,” “President’s Address to the Nation,” and “We’re Losing the Drug War because Prohibition Never Works.” No additional sources cited.

Debates On The Abolition Of Slavery

An 8 page paper that defines the hottest event leading up to 1876 to be the debate over the abolition of slavery, not only on moral grounds, but also on the political grounds of retaining the union of states. Debate topics include writings and speeches made by Garnet, Douglass, Garrison, Grimske, Lowell and Walker. The paper concludes with comments around the Lincoln 'house divided' speech, and the Lincoln-Douglas debate of Oct 15 1858. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources.

Procopius/The Secret History

A 6 page book review that examines Procopius’ The Secret History.The writer argues that examination of this text shows that Procopius felt that the most pressing problem of his generation was the tyrannical and amoral nature of its ruling class. In other words, Procopius’ Secret History offers a far different picture of early Byzantium than one gained by simply considering its artistic accomplishments, which characterize it as a “golden age.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.

War on Drugs

A 5 page paper which presents a rhetorical analysis of a speech presented by Hodding Carter III regarding the war on drugs. The title of the speech is “We’re Losing the Drug War because Prohibition Never Works.” This speech addresses many different issues concerning the war on drugs. It is, overall, slightly confusing as to the intent of the speaker. No additional sources cited.

Rhetoric in the Three Separate Speeches

A 6 page paper which discusses three separate speeches, two of which are presented by the president, Bill Clinton, and analyzes their use of rhetoric. The speeches are “Map Room Speech,” “President’s Address to the Nation,” and “We’re Losing the Drug War because Prohibition Never Works.” No additional sources cited.

Analysis of a Speech

3 page discussion of a May 1994 speech delivered by Lee Brown (director of the National Drug Control Policy) about the state of the 'drug war.' Written from a persuasive communications perspective; contains relevant jargon and technical terms. Bibliography lists 1 textbook source and reference to the speech itself.

The Relevance of Pope Urban II's 1095 Speech

This 3 page paper examines the speech that would call for the First Crusade. The social and political background of the speech is examined as well as why the Pope received such overwhelming support. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


This 4-page paper is a model of a speech given before a graduating class at Fort Gordon, the home of the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Microhistory Europe Early 16th Century

A 9 page paper that discusses microhistorical events of the early to mid-16th century by discussing three specific books: Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worm: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller; Davis' The Return of Martin Guerre; and Nalle's Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete. The paper comments on the topic of religion and oppression found in these microhistorical accounts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Secret History

A five page paper which considers the concept of the 'fatal flaw' in Tartt's "The Secret History" and the way that their fascination with the darker side of the picturesque affects the lives of Richard and the others. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Social Effects of the Glorious Revolution

A 9 page research paper on William III's accession to the throne of England and its affect on the various social classes in England. The writer details religious toleration, the standing army, the Restoration settlement, freedom of thought and speech, and other issues which resulted from the 1688 Revolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Addressing The Problem

Like people, written documents or verbal communications can take on a life of their own. They can be powerful, charismatic and the inherent 'personality' can change a world. This 6 page paper compares the Declaration of Independence with the "I have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Analysis of Lincoln’s Address at Cooper Union Analysis of the Gettysburg Address

This is a 8 page paper which examines two of Abraham Lincoln's most well known speeches - The Address at Cooper Union and The Gettysburg Address. The bibliography has 3 sources.

National Debt, Healthcare and Obama

A 3 page research paper/essay that presents an argument for President Obama's reelection, based primarily on the speech he gave at George Washington University on April 13, 2011, which specifically focused on the national debt and healthcare. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Reason Why the Ku Klux Klan Should Die

This 5 page paper argues that the KKK should not be allowed to exist. Although freedom of speech is supported, the argument embraces the fact that murder is illegal and the KKK has been tied to several racially motivated killings. Bibliography lists 6 sources.