Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: March of the Flag by Albert j Beveridge

Monday, February 13, 2006

March of the Flag by Albert j Beveridge

We should continue this "March of the flag", as Albert j Beveridge states because it seems we really have no other choice because our ways of governing have decreased drastically. He really feels that our land shouldnt be taken for granted and is well worth fighting for becuse he states alot os positive aspects about it in his speech. He even opens with a powerful attention grabing statement "It isa noble land that god has given usa land that can feed and cloth the world, a land whose coast lines would enclose half the countries of Europe", he gives the audience all these positive images of our land and America. Albert Beveridge really gets his audience attention by contrasting America to England and Germany as well. He raises the question if they can govern diff land why cant America well.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

He is portraying the war as a natural outcome of American history and progress, as an inevitable step in our expansion. It is a powerful rhetoric of expansionism, an expansionism that is defined as a foundation of American political culture.

2/15/2006 11:41 PM  

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