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An Analysis Of Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.

            An Analysis of Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural address.
             In President Lincoln's second inaugural speech, the president reminds the citizens that they should move forward, away from the civil war, but look back, to note on the significance of the bloodiest war in American History; They should also consider the freedom of one eight of the population who were oppressed by the Confederate "insurgents", who are condemned the most, but at the same time they are equaled in the president's authoritative and groundbreaking tone.
             From the beginning, the "fitting and proper" events of the civil war are to be included in the second inaugural speech by the president. Ironically, this speech comments the nation's overall condition, but is much smaller than the first speech. The president also creates a sense of positive action and progression in the country, by calling the bloodiest war in American History "the great contest", which shows that the president uses euphemisms to soften the whole image of the war, so as to present a nation in a great contest for the civil rights of slaves, or the right to keep them. The next euphemism is actually a military term for guns, the president uses "arms" as a way to sound politically correct, but also to make something known for death and destruction become a pun for the push or the body part that gets things done with muscle. In that same sentence the president says that "the progress of our arms upon which all else chiefly depends- the word chiefly, here is used as an adverb to intensify the condition of how the progress depends, but not only to be used as an adverb, this word can also hold the meaning of the President of the United States being Chief of Staff, and Chief of State. .
             The president shows his support of the north without directly stating so, but he says that he "trust[s] the progress of our arms[:] reasonable satisfactory and encouraging to all.

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