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by clicking the play button or scroll down to read the speech transcript.

Next locate, identify, and discuss at least three specific examples of fallacies in the speech. Types of fallacies are listed on pp. 277-281 of Chapter 16 from your reading this week. Additionally, answer the following question: Were the speaker’s arguments effective? Explain your answer.

List of fallacies:

Hasty Generalization

Non Sequitur


Card stacking

Either/Or Fallacy

Begging the Question

Circular Argument

Arguing off the Point

The Argument and Hominem

Appeal to the crowd

Guild By Association

Post Hoc, Ergo propter Hoc

Faulty Analogy

above I gave a list of the fallacies from my textbook on the pages noted.

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Fallacies are flaws that are made in an argument when one makes a conclusion based on insufficient evidence or the wrong reasoning that renders the argument invalid. Individuals commonly state fallacies either knowingly or unknowingly. Politicians are very fond of making promises during political campaigns and directly attacking their opponents through fallacies meant to make them look appealing to the public. The premises usually have little connection or evidence, therefore rendering them invalid. In the speech, American rhetoric, the main speaker, Charles Kane makes several fallacies in his campaign speech. Some of the fallacies include Argument of Homien, appealing the crowd and post Hoc……

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