What argument can you make about the way the beliefs and values, demographics, or shared experience of the audience shaped the speech?

Analyze a speech given by Former President Barack Obama on June 21st, 2010 at the Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus in Washington, D.C. Found here: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-a-fathers-day-event

Obamas speech recognized that children who grow up without a father are more likely to live in poverty, drop out of school, wind up in prison, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, and more likely to become teenage parents themselves. These social consequences of growing up in a fatherless home were the exigence of Obamas speech and entirely shaped its composition and delivery. Obamas speech presented an opportunity for reflection about the significance of a father’s influence, and the importance of getting more dads in America to become present and engaged in their childrens life.

Instructions: Please address these 5 questions (claim, evidence and reasoning for each question)

1. Historical context: what evidence do you have about the historical events predating the rhetorical situation and how it might have put constraints on the speech?
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2. Occasion: what argument can you make about the way the event, place, timing, or speaking opportunity shaped the speech?
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3. Audience: what argument can you make about the way the beliefs and values, demographics, or shared experience of the audience shaped the speech?
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4. Speaker: what argument can you make about the way the reputation, previous statements, background, or social position shaped the speech?
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5. Speech: what argument can you make about the way the internal dynamics of argumentation, structure, and language shaped the speech?
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