persuasive American speech

Choose one of the “Persuasive American Speeches” listed in the “Supplemental Readings” section of the course lessons. Discuss purpose and the claim of the speech. Explain how the speech supports this claim (logos, ethos, and/or pathos). Is the opposing side mentioned? Also, describe the method of argumentation you believe is used in the speech (Toulmin? Rogerian? A mixture of both?). Give citations to back up your points, and create a final works cited citation for this essay. 

Instructions: Your initial discussion should be at least 300 words

Ickes, Harold.  “What Is an American?” The History Place. n.d. Web. 11 May 2012.

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