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Martin Luther King and Barack Obama, Compare and Contrast


Watch the YouTube videos of Martin Luther's speech given August 1963, "I Have a Dream," and Barack Obama's speech given in March 2008, "A More Perfect Union."  Please use the links to get to the ones I want you to see. PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS BEFORE YOU READ THE TEXT OF THE SPEECHES.

Draft a topic outline for a three to five page essay about these two speeches using the Compare and Contrast method. Remember that you need to state your thesis at the beginning of the outline. Also note what types of research you will use to talk about these two speeches.

Be sure to note your responses and thoughts as you listen to and read the speeches.  Also, please watch the videos and read the speeches more than once.


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Amanda Cain
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