Read the excerpt from President Jimmy Carter’s speech “Energy and the National Goals—A Crisis of Confidence.”
But after listening to the American people, I have been reminded again that all the legislation in the world can’t fix what’s wrong with America. So, I want to speak to you first tonight about a subject even more serious than energy or inflation. I want to talk to you right now about a fundamental threat to American democracy.
How do the words President Carter uses in this excerpt contribute to the power of his speech?
(Select all that apply).
A. President Carter appeals to his audience’s emotions, and by doing so, he informs them that he is there to listen and to lead them into a new age of democracy.
B. President Carter addresses the American nation with a great sense of urgency, and by doing so, he commands and demands the audience’s attention.
C. President Carter addresses the audience in an indirect manner, and by doing so, he avoids topics that the audience might find controversial.
D. President Carter appeals to his audience in an urgent manner, and by doing so, he tells them that subjects like energy and inflation are the most serious issues.
Thu Jan 17 2019 00:19:11 GMT-0500 (EST)