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Persuasive speech 1


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I took a class on public speaking and this is an outline of the speech I presented on Separation of Church and State to my classmates.

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Persuasive speech 1

  1. 1. Freeman Esquibel INTC 220 Persuasive Speech Purpose: The purpose of this speech to persuade your audience about a particular topic. This speech must make an attempt to be persuasive in its tone. You may use a question of fact, value, or policy and your speech must be well-supported through research. The topic must be relevant to us as an audience and be well-adapted to our purposes and expectations. Students will employ an organizational pattern and enhance delivery skills in addition to developing a thesis statement, locating appropriate support material, and developing a persuasive argument. Assignment: Think critically about your speech topic, choose your organizational pattern, develop an outline, and deliver a persuasive speech. Decide upon the most effective organizational pattern based upon your goals and audience analysis. You must get your topic and organizational pattern approved. Specifications: 6-7 minutes long Typed preparation outline, with clear organizational pattern Clear speech organization (attention getter, thesis statement, preview, main points, subpoints, conclusions, transitions and/or organizational pattern) You must cite at least three sources from a newspaper, magazine, book, or scholarly journal article Total Points: 25 *Grading criteria forthcoming
  2. 2. Name:_____________________ Topic:_____________________ Esquibel INTC 220 Persuasive Speech Grading Criteria Basic Requirements (-1 if not met): o 6-7 minutes in length: ____________ minutes (5:45-7:15) o Speech effectively met the goal to persuade EXCELLENT GOOD AVERAGE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT Introduction ___4___3 ___2 ___1 a) attention-getter_____ b) thesis statement _____ c) establish credibility_____ d) preview _____ Support Material___3 ___2 ___1 Three different sources of information demonstrate support for your claims_____ Explicitly cited verbally in speech_____ Sources are credible _____ Main Points ___3 ___2 ___1 Clear main points Clear subpoints Transitions between points Organization Pattern___4___3 ___2 ___1 Question of Fact or Value Spatial____ Chronological____Topical_____ Question of Policy Problem-solution____Problem-cause-solution____ Causal____Narrative____Comparative____Monroe’s____ Conclusion ___3 ___2 ___1 a) a review of your main points _____ b) a restatement of your thesis _____ c) creative ending statement _____ Delivery___3 ___2 ___1 Eye contact Voice is projected and speaker uses vocal variety Use of gestures, posture, movement, and/or facial expressions Appearance Speech was clearly prepared and rehearsed Speaker was enthusiastic Speech was extemporaneous Outline: o Outline followed directed format o Clear preparation outline with full sentences o Provided reference list Outline Grade:____________/5 points Comments:
  3. 3. Final Grade: _______/25 Name: Fatima Freeman Esquibel INTC 220 Persuasive Speech Outline I. INTRODUCTION a. ATTENTION GETTER: After the colonist defeated the British Monarchy and became the United States of America we became a nation that symbolizes freedom.But imagine a world where a government judges you base on race, sex, sexual orientation and religion. Today Americans are fighting for the right to marry within the same sex, not to disclose their sexual orientation and to have the freedom to practice their religion on school grounds. b. THESIS STATEMENT: Currently, our government is passing policies that are based on religious values to become laws that will determine who an American can marry, what we drink on Sunday and religious practices in school. c. ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY: As a fellow American and former veteran of the U.S. Army it is always easy for me to agree with my government and never question the values of their decision making. But when in the military the subject of gays in the military occurred and same sex marriages, I thought whatever happened to the freedom that my fore fathers fought for. d. PREVIEW: Today I will persuade you to question the values that govern our nation, that some laws are based on religion and why we should not legalize or illegalize policies base off our religious values. e. TRANSITION TO FIRST POINT: Every year on the 4th of July, Americans celebrate our freedom that General George Washington and 12 other men would fight for the freedom of our nation against King George. II. ORGANIZATION PATTERN: Narrative a. MAIN POINT #1: According to the Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Section V. Religion and the State Government, many states were as explicit about the need for a thriving religion as Congress was in its thanksgiving and fast day proclamations. The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 declared, for example, that "the happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend on piety, religion and morality." i. SUBPOINT Congregationalists and Anglicans who, before 1776, had received public financial support, called their state benefactors "nursing fathers" (Isaiah 49:23). After independence they urged the state governmentsto continue succoring them. Knowing that in the egalitarian, post-independence era, the public would no longer permit single
  4. 4. denominations to monopolize state support, legislators devised "general assessment schemes." Such laws took effect in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire and were passed but not implemented in Maryland and Georgia. ii. SUBPOINT After a general assessment scheme was defeated in Virginia, an incongruous coalition of Baptists and theological liberals united to sunder state from church. However, the outcome in Virginia of the state-church debate did not, it should be remembered, represent the views of the majority of American states that wrestled with this issue in the 1780s. iii. SUBPOINT The responsibilities of the state were understood in an early work like Bishop John Jewel's Apologie of the Church of England (1562) to be comprehensive, including imposing the church's doctrine on society. iv. TRANSITION As the argument of separation of church and state would continue throughout the history of the United States of America the moral of how an American lives their lives will be challenged by the right for a person to marry within their same sex and other rights that Americans choice to practice. b. MAIN POINT #2: According to CNN Politics, Obama Views on Same-Sex Marriage Reflects Societal Shifts by CNN Supreme Court Producer, Bill Mears, it is a personal and political evolution that in many ways reflects the country as a whole. Shifting public opinion and old fights over judicial power are at the nexus of perhaps the most important social issue the high court has addressed in recent years: same-sex marriage. i. SUBPOINT President Barack Obama once believed marriage was only between a man and a woman. He then backed civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, granting them many of the same rights and privileges as married heterosexuals. Now he firmly supports a constitutional right that has put him at odds with many social conservatives. ii. SUBPOINT The first involves the federal Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA is a 1996 law that defines marriage between one man and one woman. That means federal tax, Social Security, pension, and bankruptcy benefits, family medical leave protections, and other provisions do not apply to gay and lesbian couples. iii. SUBPOINT There about 120,000 legally married homosexual couples in the United States. Many thousands more seek the same thing. But it may be 10 people who have the power to force immediate, real change on this legal, political, and social issue: the nine justices and Obama himself. iv. TRANSITION Marriage binds a man and woman to a sacred bound that can only be broken by death but in our nation of freedom their areothers who say that certain people should not marry because it is not moral. But marriage to another person because of their sex should not be made legal or illegal base on moral. But base on the freedom for that person to marry whom they choose. c. MAIN POINT #3: According to Genesis, The Holy Bible, God created the heavens and the earths would be the tale that every person would come to know.
  5. 5. i. SUBPOINT According to the Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Section IV.Religion and the Congress of the Confederation, 1774-89 the ContinentalConfederation Congress, contained an extraordinary number of deeply religious men. The amount of energy that Congress invested in encouraging the practice of religion in the new nation exceeded that expended by any subsequent American national government. ii. SUBPOINT Although the Articles of Confederation did not officially authorize Congress to concern itself with religion, the citizenry did not object to such activities. This lack of objection suggests that both the legislators and the public considered it appropriate for the national government to promote a nondenominational, nonpolemical Christianity. iii. SUBPOINT Congress appointed chaplains for itself and the armed forces, sponsored the publication of a Bible, imposed Christian morality on the armed forces, and granted public lands to promote Christianity among the Indians. National days of thanksgiving and of "humiliation, fasting, and prayer" were proclaimed by Congress at least twice a year throughout the war and were, accordingly, considered afflictions, as divine punishments for sin, from which a nation could rescue itself by repentance and reformation. iv. TRANSITION But today the laws that once govern the United States of America rights that are declared in the Ten Bill of Rights will be challenge by separation of church and state. III. CONCLUSION a. RESTATE THESIS The laws that govern our nation today are based on religion and the policy that is been pushed by the homosexuals in America is same-sex marriage. b. REVIEW MAIN POINTS As I have persuaded you on the policies that govern our nation are sometimes based on religious values, the values that our government practices and policies that are made legal or illegal are based on the moral of religion. c. CREATIVE ENDING STATEMENT In The Preamble, We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America, will always ring true in every Americans heart that symbolizes the efforts and courage that our earlier Americans will show to help win our freedom from The British.
  6. 6. REFERENCES The Holy Bible.Genesis. Mears, Bill. (2013, June, 26).Obama Views on Same-Sex Marriage Reflects Societal Shifts. Retrieved from Religion and the Founding of the American Republic. Section V. Religion and the State Government.Retrieved from Religion and the Founding of the American Republic.Section IV. Religion and the Congress of the Confederation. Retrieved from