Argumentative Essay Outline
Thesis: President Obama is trying to convince the United States that was a whole we set each other apart as a nation. He tries to point out different issues in American and explains new ideas to make the United States better as a strong government. A. Supporting Argument: President Obama addresses the tragedy in Tucson by saying because of this tragedy it made the country focus less on the public debate and reminded us how important we as a whole are and not so much on our personal views and preference. 1. Evidence: “But there’s a reason the tragedy in Tucson gave us pause. Amid all the noise and passion and rancor of our public debate. Tucson reminded us that no matter who we are or where we come from, each of us is a part of something greater-something more consequential than party or political preference “ 2. Claim: Obama says amid all the noise and passion of our public debate. While he is addressing this tragedy he is stating at the end of the day no matter where you come from or who you are, we each make a part of our government no matter what you prefer. 3. Connection: Obama uses an emotional trigger in his statement to try and convey his purpose. B. Supporting Argument: President Obama encourages a mutual plan with America and asking Congress to join and eliminate the billions of dollars that taxpayers are paying to oil companies. 1. Evidence: “We need to get behind this innovation. And to help pay for it, I’m asking Congress to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies. (Applause) I don’t know if- I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but they’re doing just fine on their own. (Laughter.) So instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy, let’s invest in tomorrows”. 2. Claim: Obama applies the word “we” in his speech but he is actually saying “I and the Congress”. He is trying to save money for the taxpayers but he needs the Congress help to do so. 3. Connection: Obama...
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