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Shirley Anita St Hill Chisholm an American politician was an advocate for equal rights of the races and sexes On August 10 1970 Chisholm delivered an effective speech arguing for the Equal Rights Amendment Her speech was recorded on the Congressional Record proving this speech was delivered in Congress In Chisholms speech for the Equal Rights Amendment she delivers her purpose well to the audience by using various techniques - including usage of logos and pathos - with no logical fallaciesChisholms speech holds the purpose of argument In this case she argues for the House Joint Resolution 264Equal Rights Amendment by convincing Congress it will benefit both sexes Her opening statement includes the words the Amendment provides for equality under the law for both men and womenIt provides a legal basis for attack onprejudice which makes it clear she is an advocate of the amendment Ethos is established in the speaker herself Speaking to the US House of Representatives Chisholms credibility lies within her position as a congresswoman Chisholm divides her speech into sections by topics supported with proper usage of ellipses allowing easy following and pauses to let the information sink in She also adds questions about the issue that the audience may have to answer certain concerns Chisholms speech is successful in the ways she makes her points clear and allows the audience to reflect on the information presentedChisholm organizes her speech by topic well shows acknowledgement of the issues complexity demonstrates range of thinking and takes care to share the facts and avoid faulty logic She organizes her speech by relaying sex-based prejudice events in the past and using them to further her point of the need for equal rights Such as bringing up state labor laws for women then predicting that after the Equal Rights Amendment is passed there will be no more conflicting state laws like the Social Security act because all governmental bodies would be obligated
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