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Presidential Address/Message Evaluation

1a. The purpose of this address is for President Obama to talk about the current issues in Syria and his plans on how to deal with them. Obama is delivering this speech because he wants the people to be on his side.

1b. Obama is asking Congress/the Legislative Branch to support his plan to deal with Syria because if he has their support it is more likely the people will also support him.

1c. Yes, there are Constitutional requirements that the President consult Congress/the Legislative Branch because the President is not allowed to perform acts of war without the approval of Congress.

2a. The President gave his address at the White House in Washington D.C.

2b. Obama addressed the Secretary of State John Kerry because he is sending him to meet with his Russian counterpart.

3. Obama opened his speech by addressing the American people and telling them he would be talking about Syria and why it matters and what we’re going to do about it.

4a. The main points of the address were: Syria did something that goes against the international laws and must be punished for it, and that by doing so we are protecting not only those who are getting gassed but our own people and the neighboring countries.

4b. Obama talked about the thousands of people affected by the gassings.

4c. Obama brought up how the country is sick of war and that we’re not the world’s policeman.

4d. Obama ended the speech by saying that we are not the world’s policeman and that terrible things happen across the world. He said that when it is something that can save the lives of children it is important to try to stop it.

4e. The strengths of his speech were when he brought up the fact that America is sick of war so he isn’t going to put troops on Syrian soil and when he talked about how something like this has to be stopped before it…...

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